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Pray for the Future of Japan

“Every few hundred years in Western society there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself… We are currently living through such a transformation.” Peter Drucker As we transition into a new year, we tend to think about the future. Drucker believes that Western society is changing drastically… Is Japanese society also experiencing “a sharp transformation?” It seems that it is… Here are three “engines” driving change in Japan: Digital technology is changing, in fundamental ways, the […]

Organs and Choirs? Aren’t They A Thing of the Past?

Yes, choirs and organs are from the past. And, there is much from the past that is full of wonder. Last week I attended the worship service at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. The old fashioned choir and organ at this historic church in LA spoke to me. I felt that there was something transcendent about both the choir and the organ. I can’t explain it.   The organ was played with incredible skill but there was also a great deal of […]

Reflections on The Millenium Matrix

“We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born – a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced.” (Dee Hock) Have you wondered why some churches are ornate temple-like structures full of symbolic art while others look like a Wal-Mart with chairs? What about the different approaches to corporate worship – from ritualistic liturgical forms to highly produced performances with […]