I’m co-leading a workshop today at a conference. The workshop is called, “Contemporary Without Compromising.” Someone asked me to do it, and assigned the topic.
I’ve been pondering this (just a little) and I think I’ve decided I have an issue with the assumption underlying this seminar. Like, why isn’t there a workshop on, “Traditional Without Compromising”? Sounds funny, doesn’t it? But maybe that’s just because we’ve been conditioned to think that way by those who are “in charge” and come up with these topics…
Think about it this way: In the Gospels, who were the people who compromised the truth of God’s Word? It was the Pharisees. And were they “Contemporary” or “Traditional”? They were traditional.
And in the epistles, who do we see compromising the truth of God’s Word? It was the Judaizers. Were they “Contemporary” or “Traditional”? They were traditional.
We assume that if you’re not doing things the way they’ve always been done, that must mean you’re changing God’s truth. But maybe the reality is when you keep doing things the way they’ve always been done, you’re in greater danger – that you are holding on to human tradition and elevating it above God’s truth.
I’m no super genius, and I’m not looking for a fight, so if you think I’m wrong you can leave your comments and I probably won’t debate you because you’re likely right … but I think this is at least something worth pondering.