In times of perceived decay or crisis, men crave the new. If something is new, it must be better. If the old had worked, we would not need the new. Thus, we have various emergent-isms, the “new Calvinism” (which is really not new and not really Calvinism), and new ways of worship. Novelty’s parade will not, however, reduce the weight of the disciple’s cross, make unbelieving men any friendlier to the gospel, or better enable us to overcome sin. New spirituality is like a new model year for automobiles.