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M. Erik Matlock

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The Right Balance: Sorting Through Tools & Training
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:42:00 am »

The Right Balance: Sorting Through Tools & Training
At what point do we accept that our tools aren’t what’s holding us back from absolute excellence nearly as much as our skill set?
By M. Erik Matlock • March 7, 2019


Recently while washing dishes at home, I realized that almost every piece of cookware in our kitchen is officially an antique. Most of these tools were there in 1989 and they still do pretty much everything we need.

Meanwhile, in the world of the church tech, it seems to have become a mark of status to have the “baddest” system in town. Not always, but enough to merit mention, and it begs the question: At what point do we accept that our tools aren’t what’s holding us back from absolute excellence nearly as much as our skill set? Will that new black box really solve all of our problems or is it an excuse?

Whether it’s tech or cookware (or a lot of other things), I like my tools and rarely see a good reason to replace them. Changing things around might not be worth the hassle. I might propose that in many cases, we’ve become more dependent on the tools than the techniques. Are we out of balance, with our skills swinging like the feet of the child on a see-saw with a pile of gear on the other end, holding us airborne?

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