There are two kinds of people: those who think the world is changing for the better, and those who think things are only getting worse. The first group reflects on the atrocities of history and cheers the slow march of progress. The second group are those who look back on the good old days with fondness, concerned that our world is going to hell in a hand-basket. So, which is it: is humanity's arr... ow speeding toward a utopian bullseye, or are we spiralling off target? And as Jesus-centred people, should we throw our energy into protecting and preserving the ways of the past, or paving a path of progress?