Church Tradition can't always be bad. Otherwise, we'd have no Bibles! Think about that. How did each of us first learn to value the scriptures?
Tradition is like anything else on Earth. It can bow before God or it can become his enemy. We all enjoy certain traditions... just not forced, hollow, pointless ones, demanded by others.
I was taught long ago to believe that the scriptures have great value. I maintain that tradition because I continue to find, by experience, that my God lives inside of its pages.
Christian love for God's Word is a perfect example of what Living Traditions should look like. Tight, domineering control of God's Word is something else altogether.
The challenge is not about choosing to be Radical or Traditional. The challenge is always about Life and Death.