Wayne Weekly “50 Years Strong”
Written by Wayne Taylor on March 13, 2019
A lot can change in fifty years.
Let’s look at technology. As a kid, I grew up thinking that an Erector Set with a motor was high-tech. A transistor radio was almost out of the sci-fi comics. And as I got older our race to space was an incredible dream come true. I clearly recall standing out in the softball field at school when I was around 11 years old looking into the sky and getting lost in the reality that Col. John Glenn was orbiting the earth in Friendship 7 space capsule.
I remember when cordless phones hit the consumer market…you know the ones with the protruding antennas? Then digital recording replaced my tape recorder and then the jump into personal computers! Remember Texas Instruments? I had one of those with the slide in cartridges. Oh, and the auto industry. Windshield wipers with a delay switch were on the edge innovation. And more recently “flat screen” television. As a young man I worked for a year at Sylvania Electric in Seneca Falls, New York. They made the old cathode ray TV picture tubes there. I remember technicians experimenting on tubes that were much reduced in physical depth. They all blew up in the “exhaust line”. Now they have screens that can actually be rolled up!
We have jumped ahead eons in technology. So much that I really don’t take the time to catch up. Frankly, things are moving at such a pace that I long for the days of a simple on-off switch and volume control.
Lots of other things have changed as well, sadly. Moral standards have deteriorated at an alarming rate. What was once considered immoral is now a social norm. The church too, at least certain groups, have traded in the Bible for the current social agenda. Church sermon outlines may look more like a lobbyist’s social agenda. Many things have changed in recent years, but those things that effect traditional family structure are destructive.
The Word of God does not change. It remains as true and relevant to mankind as it has from its delivery to God’s crown of creation… people. The Scriptures tell us that “The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8). Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35).
I am proud to say that the Mars Hill Network has not deviated from its original mission that our founders chiseled into the ministries articles of incorporation. The network upholds the sacredness and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures. The mandate to herald the powerful, life changing Word of God remains intact.
50 Years Strong. That’s how we coin it. It will be no different nor can be no different, and remain the signature…“Mars Hill Network”.