During my sermon prep I came up with a good illustration as to why Jesus wasn’t/isn’t a revolutionary (at least in the traditional sense). I said, “Jesus isn’t about replacing one version of human with a slightly better one,” where upon I displayed M$ Windows boxes from 3.1 through Vista and continued, “As though all he offers is an upgrade. Why? Because if you start with junk, it’s always going to be junk.” Then I used the Keynote animation that lit all the boxes on fire.
Taking this further, if people ask me, “Are you progressive or conservative?” I’m just going to reply, “Neither. To me both are just different versions of Windows.”