For the summer I'm leading the Connexion study on "Toxic Ideas" - ideas/presuppositions we've swallowed, often knowingly and usually uncritically.
Last Thursday we looked at the idea prevalent in our iPhone obsessed culture that newer is always better, thinking through several key passages that command us to remember and hold onto the past and the Tradition we've been entrusted with.
I'm not going to recap, but a blog I frequent has started a series on the importance of knowing some church history, so I thought I'd link to it.
Introduction to Ten Reasons to Study History & Reason #1: the nagging sense that no one has dealt with these issues before
Reason #2: It will curb the arrogance of the present