My colleague Gautam Rao created posters for this past year's year-long series of events at Butler University centered around the theme of risk. Here is one of them, plus a second item he made explaining the inspiration for the first:
The quote from Thimas Edison, that he had not failed over the years, he had successfully identified ways that would not achieve the creation of a lightbulb, conveys the connection between risk and innovation.
And so perhaps it would be interesting to reflect in the comments section on what we (whether as Christians, or as whatever else readers happen to self-identify as) have learned about how not to be the church (or whatever else). I think we reflect on such lessons from experience far too infrequently, so much so that sometimes it would take but a little reflection to realize that what we have learned about how not to be followers of Jesus is precisely what we continue to do even so.