It was sometime last year when I started reading Patrick Quinn’s book Deep Change. Quinn essentially teaches that every person and organization is either in the process of a slow and sometimes painful death, or else, at every moment, undergoing a transformation at the deepest levels. Quinn argues, “Anyone can become a leader of change, but to do so requires the transformation of self.” At the heart of deep change is what Quinn calls the fundamental state of leadership. In this state, we let go of control, and become purpose-centered, internally directed, other-focused, and externally open. More on the book here and here. As far as I know, Quinn doesn’t write from a faith perspective, but I think he’s stumbled on a little bit of theology in what he says. The Bible has a bit to say about inner transformation, changing from the inside out, and following God into uncertainty. I remember reading the book last year and wanting the deep change process. I feel like it’s happening right now. It sure feels like what he says: “traveling naked into the land of uncertainty.” I talked about this a little bit the other day. It’s a bewildering and somewhat exciting and scary thing. It’s not just happening to me either. I’m seeing others participate in this process. And some even ask if God is reshuffling the decks. Hope so. Hope we’re able to keep in step with what he’s doing.