📌 David Brooks, “Longing for an Internet Cleanse: A small rebellion against the quickening of time,” The New York Times (Mar 28, 2019)

When you’re with beauty, in art or in nature, you tend to move at Kairos time — slowly, serenely but thickly.

… the first sacred thing in the Bible is not a thing, it is a time period, the seventh day. …

Mako has the sorts of thoughts one has when you live at a different pace. He is, he says, a border stalker.

… He is one of those people who live on the edges of groups and travel between groups, bringing news from outside.

… [His book] advocates an environmental movement for the culture — replacing the harsh works that flow from fear with works that are generous, generative and generational.

That last word is a breath from another age. What would it mean to live generationally once in a while, in a world that now finds the daily newspaper too slow?

Good news:

📌 Julie Van de Vyver and Richard Crisp, “Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain,” BBC (Mar 2, 2019)

Diverse friendships and cross-cultural experiences improve creativity.

📌 Gary Simons, “Welcome to the 22nd edition,” Ethnoblog (Feb 21, 2019)

📌 Max Power, “The 6 Best Foreign Films for Family Movie Night,” IMB (Feb 18, 2019)

📌 Sophia Lee, “Missionary reminders” WORLD Magazine (Jan 14, 2019)

📌 “Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan’s English teacher” BBC News (Jan 5, 2019)

📌 Maria Bonvissuto, “The Family That Sings Together,” The Rabbit Room (Dec 20, 2018)

📌 John Piper, “How Do Introverts Guard Against Selfishness?” Ask Pastor John (Dec 3, 2018)

Here’s my summary of what John Piper said in this podcast: Steward the gift of introversion. Be a Bible translator or a writer to benefit others.

📌 Dave Hare, “3 Internet Accusations Against Missionaries” (Nov 25, 2018)

Missionaries are not colonists, we are servants. We are not here to take, but to give. I don’t want to own their land, make money off of their natural resources, or make them look or act like me. I don’t want to control them, I don’t even want to lead them. I want to help them, to give them access to God’s Word, and the ability to read. I want them to see that eating too many mangoes does not cause malaria, but sleeping under a mosquito net helps. And I am doing my best to work myself out of a job. I want to see Kwakum men and women leading their own people in all of these things.