Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Non-Anxious Presence in Disrupted Homeostasis

From "Sam I Am"
Last week I blogged about the principle of HOMEOSTASIS which is the property of any organization (institution, relationship, organism, etc.) to long for stability, balance, sameness, status quo, etc. The irony in regards to church is that NO church does anything great for the Kingdom of God in a state of homeostasis. So leaders need to be very discerning in when to live in homeostasis, and when to break out and disrupt the status quo to do something great for God. Having said that, it is important to remember that according to system theorists, a disruption of homeostasis affects every part of the system. Think of it like a mobile. If you pull on one end, every part of the mobile is affected, especially the opposite side.

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