Friedman, Jung, the Borg.
Everywhere you turn, hierarchies are being challenged from below or transforming themselves from top-down structures into more horizontal and collaborative ones (Thomas L. Friedman, The World is Flat. A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, p. 44). Like I ve been saying, transform or be transformed! Walk your path or be dragged (Carl Jung)! Resistance is futile (the Borg)! I m confident there is a new way of being human, a new way of being a pastor, and a new way of being a church. There is something completely new and uncreated, completely unforeseen, completely fresh. But I m also convinced that we must posture ourselves to receive it. Are we ready, able, and willing?