HOPE-note 3

“The performance of the microchip doubles every two years from the first-generation chip in 1971. If this happened to a 1971 VW Beetle, then at today’s performance it would look like the following:

  • It would go 300,000 miles/per hour
  • Travel 2,000,000 miles on a gallon of gas
  • And cost 4 cents” -T. Friedman

“Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true Wisdom.” -Psalm 111


Yes, the world is moving quickly, and the rate of change is accelerating. The VW Beetle is only one technology example. There are many and it is not only in tech but all aspects of our life: relationships, entertainment, sports, behavior and language, just to name a few. We need a constant. We need a place to go to guide our decisions as the world hits us all day long with situations that require us to decide what we think and what action we will take. We need a set of unchanging values. What we believe and believe in as lines in the sand not to be crossed.

We can’t make these up as we go. We can’t find these in the middle of our turbulence. They need to be a foundation already built and consistently strengthened. The starting point to create this foundation and the only things that build it are the answers to one question: “What are God’s values and how do we live them out?”