Transforming Churches

by Barry Newton From fiction to the church, history exudes examples of those who have sought to impose their own will by transforming what exists into how their own imagination thought it should be. In Mark Twain’s “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” a mysterious stranger became consumed with discovering a perfect scheme for reshaping Hadleyburg’s reputation, that it might fall into the mire of disgrace. Through guile, he infected their pillars of society with a successful cancerous plot. In a galaxy far away, Trekies will remember how Captain Kirk’s son in “The Search for Spock” had succumbed to pride and … Continue reading Transforming Churches