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The Tech-Wise Option

Two of the most talked about books of 2017, though going about it in very different ways, are both asking the same question: How do we experience Life-to-the-Full? more »

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Missio on Rest: God is God (and We are Not)

I recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area and started work at a fast-growing tech startup. I am well aware that The District isn’t known for being a laid back city, but even still I am often surprised by the … more »

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A Film for Advent 2: To Kill a Mockingbird

Patience How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Psalm 13:1 Miss Maudie Atkinson: Jem. Jem: Yes, ma’am? Miss Maudie Atkinson: I don’t know if  it will help saying this to you… … more »

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The Ethics of Buying Squash

We are privileged in terms of being fed – as Americans, we spend a smaller percentage of our incomes on food than citizens of any other developed country. We are blessed with a government that funds research into improving food … more »

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My Utmost 140 Characters for His Highest

I work in social media as it pertains to politics and economics.  If one wishes to be thoughtful – and not just a demagogue – it’s a continually challenging area in which to work.  The media, whether social media or … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 3: Trinity, Idolatry, Twitter, and Facebook

In the current blog series on communication technologies, we have sought to bring attention to the way in which the specific form of communication influences both the content and user. This is to say that when technology is used as … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 2: We made Twitter, but it also makes us…

The average American spends unprecedented amounts of time in front of digital screens each day. The Guardian recently reported that in 2014 one trillion photos were taken across the globe, including an estimated 30 billion selfies. Over the last century, … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part I

Can you imagine a world in which the only means of communication were verbal speech and non-verbal gestures—a world in which there were no alphabetic letters, reading/writing, digital media, or other electronic means of sending messages to people? What effects … more »

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The Art of Mechanics

[Editor’s Note: Missio first told Julio’s story about discovering the value of his vocation as an auto mechanic just about one year ago. If you didn’t get a chance to read it then, we hope you enjoy it now.] “My … more »

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“A Part of Me Wants to Stay Undone”: A Week of WASH Work

I must admit that WASH — a acronym that public health workers know stands for “water, sanitation, and hygiene” — always catches my eye because it’s part of my sister’s vocation, so it’s on my radar too. (And Steve Garber … more »

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