Category Archives: Globalization

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

Thomas Friedman “The Next New World” Global Forum | Notes

— LIVE PERSONAL NOTES — What World Are You Living In? How we have gone from connected to hyper-connected and from interconnected to interdependent. An address by Thomas L. Friedman. We built this conference as a platform to share with

Thomas Friedman “The Next New World” Global Forum | Notes

— LIVE PERSONAL NOTES — What World Are You Living In? How we have gone from connected to hyper-connected and from interconnected to interdependent. An address by Thomas L. Friedman. We built this conference as a platform to share with

Radical Evolution | Notes & Review

Joel Garreau. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway Books, 2005. (384 pages) http://www.garreau.com/index.cfm Prologue: The Future of Human Nature Confusion is a word we have

Radical Evolution | Notes & Review

Joel Garreau. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway Books, 2005. (384 pages) http://www.garreau.com/index.cfm Prologue: The Future of Human Nature Confusion is a word we have

The Electronic Wasteland

Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? In places like Guiyu, China. There are similar places in other countries like India, and it’s unseen, underground, and highly toxic to

The Electronic Wasteland

Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? In places like Guiyu, China. There are similar places in other countries like India, and it’s unseen, underground, and highly toxic to

The Story of Stuff

Website: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ NYTimes.com article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/education/11stuff.html This ~20 min. video and connected website is a captivating production of consumption in America. Key words: Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal. — VIA — In my estimation and observation, the heart of this particular

The Story of Stuff

Website: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ NYTimes.com article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/education/11stuff.html This ~20 min. video and connected website is a captivating production of consumption in America. Key words: Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal. — VIA — In my estimation and observation, the heart of this particular

An Inconvenient Truth | Notes & Review

An Inconvenient Truth. Paramount Classics, 2006. National Geographic article. Washington Post fact-checker and Pinocchio test. Several months ago, I found myself in a fairly heated (no pun intended) discussion with a family member who believes the earth is only 6

An Inconvenient Truth | Notes & Review

An Inconvenient Truth. Paramount Classics, 2006. National Geographic article. Washington Post fact-checker and Pinocchio test. Several months ago, I found myself in a fairly heated (no pun intended) discussion with a family member who believes the earth is only 6

Big Think – Crowdsourcing Community and A Diffusion of Authority

Discovered this site today. It has been called the “Intellectual YouTube”: http://www.bigthink.com The gist? From the “About” page: In the global digital age, there is a glut of accessible information. And while this information empowers you, the citizen-consumer, the only

Big Think – Crowdsourcing Community and A Diffusion of Authority

Discovered this site today. It has been called the “Intellectual YouTube”: http://www.bigthink.com The gist? From the “About” page: In the global digital age, there is a glut of accessible information. And while this information empowers you, the citizen-consumer, the only

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

GodblogCon – A Tribe of Individuals and The Lawnmower Man

The world is rapidly changing. It’s face is changing — how it appears. The vehicles of communication are changing — how we interact. And in a McLuhan-esque ethic, humanity is also changing — who we really are. GodBlogCon is one

GodblogCon – A Tribe of Individuals and The Lawnmower Man

The world is rapidly changing. It’s face is changing — how it appears. The vehicles of communication are changing — how we interact. And in a McLuhan-esque ethic, humanity is also changing — who we really are. GodBlogCon is one

Thomas Friedman’s Obama On The Nile – Letting The Future Bury The Past

What makes New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s op-ed posts interesting, to me, is that his global (flat) perspective allows us to glimpse a little bit of a bigger picture that many others simply cannot provide. Why is this important?

Thomas Friedman’s Obama On The Nile – Letting The Future Bury The Past

What makes New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s op-ed posts interesting, to me, is that his global (flat) perspective allows us to glimpse a little bit of a bigger picture that many others simply cannot provide. Why is this important?

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: War

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. WAR: How Should We Respond? 1. Jim Wallis – Followers of the Prince of Peace should be the hardest to convince

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: War

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. WAR: How Should We Respond? 1. Jim Wallis – Followers of the Prince of Peace should be the hardest to convince

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: Consumerism

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. CONSUMERISM: How Do We Escape the Excesses of Culture? VIA: I had several disagreements with the contributors. Here are my thoughts,

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: Consumerism

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. CONSUMERISM: How Do We Escape the Excesses of Culture? VIA: I had several disagreements with the contributors. Here are my thoughts,

You’ve Jott to be Kidding Me!

So, my friend sent me the coolest new technology, and I just have to share. Jott allows you to email, text, blog, add items to your Google calendar, and even surf Amazon.com all from talking into your phone. And, it’s

You’ve Jott to be Kidding Me!

So, my friend sent me the coolest new technology, and I just have to share. Jott allows you to email, text, blog, add items to your Google calendar, and even surf Amazon.com all from talking into your phone. And, it’s

Earth Hour ’08 and the Power of Symbols

Thursday, March 29, 2008 was “Earth Hour,” a campaign that encourages individuals, organizations and businesses to turn off their lights for one full hour beginning at 8pm. This year, 24 global cities participated. Time Magazine published this article on Earth

Earth Hour ’08 and the Power of Symbols

Thursday, March 29, 2008 was “Earth Hour,” a campaign that encourages individuals, organizations and businesses to turn off their lights for one full hour beginning at 8pm. This year, 24 global cities participated. Time Magazine published this article on Earth