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Change isn't easy, especially when it comes to changing an existing culture. In the Transfiguration, Jesus gives his disciples a cross-cultural vision that we're still working on today.
For material based on today's OT text, see "Take Two Tablets," February 3, 2008, at HomileticsOnline.com.
"I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed."
Comedian George Carlin's famous quip is rather prophetic. Change isn't easy, especially when it means assimilating into a new culture.
Tourists do it when they land in a foreign country and learn the language and customs of a new place.
Kids have to do it when they start a new school.
A newly married husband and wife have to make some big changes when they begin life together.
The changes we make might not be permanent, but change itself is a constant part of life. It would be great if it only cost a dollar!
Perhaps the hardest change, however, is moving or transforming an existing culture toward a...