Christians should read fiction. Not only that, they should read great fiction. The Christian who reads great fiction will find a rich source of instruction in the spiritual life - perhaps even more instruction than can be found in devotional literature. I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by a family that cherished reading. From … Continue reading Christians Should Read Great Fiction – Here Are 8 Books For Your July 4 Weekend
Our problems can be banished, and we can be open to new possibilities, if we can get in our head who we really are. I see it every day: people burdened under the weight of a false identity. the man who had been told by his father that he was useless. the girl who suffered … Continue reading Do You Realize Who You Are?
“Is God in Cyberspace?” Tom Friedman says that’s the best question he’s ever received on a book tour. He didn’t have a ready answer - it sent him thinking, pondering, asking other people. A good question deserves the respect of patience, wrestling, and consideration. Friedman could have given an impromptu answer. Instead, he queried others. … Continue reading Is God In Cyberspace? (Reflections on Tom Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”)
This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. Excuse me, Russell, did you say … Continue reading Shadows Of Spock In Jerusalem
The future belongs to those who seize the abundant and free opportunities to expand their skills. Tom Friedman, in his book Thank You For Being Late, argues that lifelong learning has become an essential mindset for everyone who wants to survive and thrive in the global economy. The forces of technological development and global communication … Continue reading The Leverage Of Lifelong Learning: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”
This post is the second in an extended review/reflection on Tom Friedman's Thank You For Being Late. See the first post for an introduction and index to the series Who has time to pause? Our era is characterized by exponential change, rapid growth, and a dizzying array of competitive options for our attention. Tom Friedman’s Thank … Continue reading The Power Of The Pause: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”
For the past 15 years, Tom Friedman has been writing books explaining the changes of our world to his generational cohort - the Baby Boomers. His latest installment, Thank You For Being Late is attracting all the expected approbation from the punditocracy. It was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s “10 books to read now” … Continue reading Book Review: Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman
This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection. I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. They believed the world was worsening, bad behavior reigning … Continue reading Pondering The Path Of Solitude
Welcome to the Index of blog posts about the "Footsteps of Jesus" pilgrimage I took in the Spring of 2017. I'm writing this series as a way of processing the experience and sharing my photos and reflections with our church, my friends, and those interested in pilgrimage and the Christian faith. Every Friday, I'll put … Continue reading Footsteps Fridays: Index to blog posts reflecting on the “Footsteps of Jesus” pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Earlier this week, I made note of Tom Friedman’s observation that we are in a Golden Age for Makers (from his latest book Thank You For Being Late). Never before has there been such opportunity for an individual person to contribute to the world cultural output. One example Friedman talks about was the 2013 GE … Continue reading Do You Have The Maker Mindset?