Prioritizing the Future

May be a Twitter screenshot of 1 person and text that says 'Drew Brown @drewbrownmusic Talking with a pastor friend in the US and these words fell out of my mouth. "Churches are dangerous when their past is more important to them than their future." Dead silence on the other line. "Wait. Say that again." 09:09 1/17/22 Twitter for iPhone'
Tweet by @drewbrownmusic, Text in body of the blog.

Over the weekend, I saw this salient tweet by Drew Brown. It reads:

Talking with a pastor friend in the US and these words fell out of my mouth. “Churches are dangerous when their past is more important to them than their future.”

Dead silence on the other line.

“Wait. Say that again.”


This is so true… When churches cannot prioritize the future, and are instead driven to recapture the past, they cannot be relevant, at best. At worst, however, they begin to prioritize the most damaging instincts of the past, or they drive off the people, visions, and innovations that could move them forward.

This is also true in families.

This is also true in politics.

This is also true in systems of any kind.

There is wisdom here.

Renee Roederer

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