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Going to Seminary | Part 13

It’s early spring 1973.
My father’s response is unexpected and disheartening. I’ve just told him I’m going to go to seminary to earn a degree in Bible and Theology. 637 more words

Spiritual Formation

Who is Jane?

Let’s talk about Jane.  I write this from an imaginary place.  A writing desk, in a high up room in a castle.  The window is just a bare square in the middle of a stone wall.   411 more words


Early Marriage | Part 18

I’ve got empathy on my mind this morning. Or better, lack thereof. When I think about capacities I didn’t have when I married D, empathy is right there near the top of the list. 627 more words

Spiritual Formation

Work in the Machine Age  -  Humans Need to Apply

The oft-quoted proof of the rise of machines making human work obsolete is games in which humans lose to computers. This happened in checkers in 1994. 569 more words

Digital Work

From jobs to tasks and from the value chain to the Internet

Economic theories are derived from the era of the production of tangible goods and high-cost communications. These mind-sets are not only unhelpful, but wrong in a world of information products and ubiquitous, low-cost/high-quality connectivity. 1,177 more words

Digital Work

The Demise of 21st Century Literacy

We often talk about all the new literacies that the 21st century brings and how we as educators must develop an awareness of the newer modes of communicating… I (Yiola) do agree and yet, we must be recognize there are losses too.


Procrastinate Me at the Next Stop

Culture and region are important to take into account when doing business.

Culture – The story is told of a visitor to the U.S. who was riding a city bus and asked the driver to “procrastinate” at the next stop.” Much confusion ensued from this request until the visitor showed the driver his pocket dictionary and its definition of the word procrastinate – “to put off.” Cultural differences in communication go well beyond misunderstandings around word choice. 232 more words

Business Communication