A paradigm is a way of seeing the world that determines how we think and behave. We receive the paradigms we live by through our family, culture, religion, education, and wounding. The Chinese word for paradigm is composed of three characters: “bring”, “together”, and “body.” We could say that a paradigm brings together in one body a set of ideas about life. Scholars often talk about paradigm shifts in human history. A paradigm shift is an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about things or a way of doing something is replaced by a new and different way. In our Christian experience, our conversion to faith in Jesus could be viewed as a paradigm shift. Should a disciple of Christ expect to continue to go through paradigm shifts as he or she follows Jesus through different seasons of life?