Visitors to EPCOT at Disney World may wonder about the name. Originally it was an acronym for Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow. It was to be a whole new kind of city, but it was never built. Showcase exhibits from other countries took the land that was supposed to be the site of the City of Tomorrow and took the name as well. Finally, however, a housing development has been started adjacent to the theme park. Called Celebration, the new town has homes that are big on nostalgia but hardly futuristic. Victorian and similar styles of architecture make the City of Tomorrow look like the City of Yesterday.

Whatever their tastes in architecture, Christians recognize that spiritually we must blend the best from the past with the possibilities of the future. Christians do not live in the past, but they learn from the past. They do not approach the future without taking along what has been gained from days gone by.