At the same time there may be a gnawing uncertainty about that new strategy or technology. It’s that inner discomfort that we too often suppress that I want to address. We are called to be forward looking, but we also are called to be wise.
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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:
The Wall Street Journal article can be found here, though I fear it is behind a pay wall. I’m grateful to L. M. Sacasas for referring me to this article. Giving deep thought to technology is the constant theme his newsletter The Convivial Society. I encourage you to subscribe.
E. F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (United States: HarperPerennial, 1973), p. 70.
It is fascinating to me that this non-Christian author links suffering with idolatry.
The hymn quoted is “How Sweet and Awful Is the Place” I quote this with trepidation knowing that 1) many in our day will have no knowledge of it, and 2) those who do will trip over the word awful (meaning full of awe, or awe inspiring), which has been ‘updated’ to ‘awesome’ in most modern renditions.
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