Our current issue dives into a topic that we didn't realize how prophetic it would be when we planned it last summer -- tough changes. "Tough changes" rather painfully describes the realities of a divided United States in 2017. How do we, as worship artists, live into challenging times? How do we help those we serve cope with forces around them that threaten to destabilize? This issue, coordinated by editorial committee members DeAndre Johnson and Norma Lee Barnhart, includes insights from Daniel Wolpert, Jane Patterson, and Bishop Laurie Haller, and includes the remarkable story of Memorial UMC in Austin, TX, which has used a bread-baking ministry to help revitalize the community.