Saturday, December 05, 2020

Adam Hamilton contrasts tradition and innovation

In CareyNieuwhof post 226, CNLP 226: ADAM HAMILTON ON HOW TO REACH THINKING PEOPLE, PLANTING ONE OF THE LARGEST MAINLINE CHURCHES IN THE WORLD, AND HOW TRADITION AND INNOVATION CAN CO-EXIST, one finds the text: 1. The gospel never changes, but the church’s delivery should Adam collects computers. His prized Macintosh 512 is thirty-three years old and serves as a reminder to him of how important it is for the church to minister to a constantly changing society. Apple created an incredible product three decades ago, but had the company decided to stop there, it wouldn’t be in business today. Apple is constantly looking at change. The average church hasn’t been remodeled in 30 years. The average church’s worship hasn’t changed in thirty years. The message of the gospel will never change, but, like Apple, the church should continuously look for ways to improve how to deliver this message in an ever changing world. link: [Note the text: Yeah. I bought it ... Let's see, when did it buy it? 1985, late 1985 and it still runs.] As may be viewed on Wikipedia, the Macintosh 512K had just been introduced in late 1985. The introductory price was $2,795, which in "today's" dollars would be $6878. The improvement of the Apple 512K over the predecessor Mac 128K was incremental: one had the same Motorola 68000 processor, but the memory was roughly quadrupled. In the days of the late 1980's, the distinction of choice between a PC and a MAC was sometimes related to a difference in religious outlook. That topic might be explored in a podcast. As to intellectual property, the distinction between "tradition" (e.g., lead acid car batteries) and innovation could be explored. December 5, 2020


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