Saturday, May 22, 2010

If you want a revolution

It’s that time of year when the NBA playoffs have my full attention  –I actually do “love this game” (my Orlando Magic started the playoffs 8 – 0 before collapsing to the Celtics – who I have to admit and admire are playing great ball).

Anyway, this year’s playoffs are heavily sponsored by Gatorade and their new evolve commercial seems to air at almost every timeout.  It sounds like old school R&B – sort of an Otis Redding feel – but it’s a new song by a vocalist named Kermit Quinn.  It’s an effective commercial – the lyrics stick in your head:

If you want a revolution, the only solution: evolve….

Many would suggest that today’s church is in the midst of a revolution – one that takes places about every 500 years (and it’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation).  In her book The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why, Phyllis Tickle puts it this way:

Every 500 years the Church holds a giant rummage sale and casts off the things that restrict its growth.

That doesn’t sound easy – and those of living in the midst of an evolving church know that it isn’t.

But lately, as I see more and more signs of the ways God is on the move, I’m convinced the church will emerge from a season of change ready to embrace a world in desperate need of a revolution.

PS – The Celtics are blowing out the Magic again in Game 3 – the Magic offense needs to evolve!!!

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