Sirius Satellite Radio and XM radio are merging. The headline in the NY Times reads, "Merger would ends Satellite Radio’s Rivalry." Here’s the truth… as much as we prize independence, partnership is almost always better when it can be had. Whether in radio, business, or (especially) churches, partnership removes the rivalries. Why is that we prize autonomy as much as we do, and partnership so little? It seems to me that we can do far more together than apart to advance the gospel in culture. Call me idealistic, but I think that churches haven’t yet begun to realize the explosive power of strategic partnerships in ministry.