“Stick with what works.”
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
“Keep it simple.”
I am usually a “basic” type of guy. Meat and potatoes. Apple pie and ice cream. You know, easy stuff.
However, the problem with pragmatism is that it is very easy to lose a sense of awe at creation, to become emotionally and relationally stuck, and to become arrogantly closed minded.
Mark Batterson often says, “There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet.” One could argue that the reason no one has thought of those “new ways” yet is because somewhere, in some book, some expert explained it all away because the “new way” was not practical.
We could really use more drawing boards and less “how to.” The latter repeats the cycle. The former get us dreaming again.