It began when I realized the church has always had a process for changing its mind.
Even stones are constantly being transformed.
Epiphanies flare up and fade. How can we keep them in our everyday vision?
Advent is the season of the showing.
As the second Sunday in advent approaches, I find the prophets of the season compelling. To my ears, their message sounds pretty consistent: "Change the ways of this world."
Change sets off a burst of emotional energy. In working with congregations, I'm occasionally surprised by the vehemence or the source of the emotionality, but never by its presence.