God is an innovator. When God made the world, he was creating something new. In Isaiah’s prophecies, when he promised new works of redemption, God said, “I am doing a new thing.” And in Revelation, when John looks ahead at the world to come, he hears God’s voice, “Look, I am making everything new.” God is no stranger to innovation. But where is his innovation leading us?
In 2003, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen introduced the world to the concept of “disruptive innovation.” He described how disruptive technologies and business models create new markets and trigger radical new values in places where it had previously been business as usual.