So what did the Dad Buffalo say to his Boy Buffalo when he headed off to college? Bison! Ok, maybe that’s a bit lame. But my son laughed at it when he headed off to college last week. Yes, after my bovine banter, prayer, and some more edifying words John pointed his car in the opposite direction of our house and this stage of our lives came to a close. It was that quick. The funny thing is that I clearly remember years ago in Moscow, Russia, when Deb and I were headed back to the States for John’s birth. A mentor looked me in the eye and said, “Steve, when you come back you’ll be a different man.” His words were so true. Our life phase as a young married couple without parental experience had come to an end and the next was about to begin. When John was born, Deb and I changed and entered into a new world. This week we transitioned into another. (more…)
I just got this clip from Craig Whitney with ImpactPoint. Fascinating tech and info from Hans Rosling on the changed dynamics of the world over the past 200 years. Good info going into 2011. Imagine the possibilities and responsibility for sharing the love of Christ the world over. There are a number of factors that Rosling did not talk about. But consider transportation, language, and shared tech around the globe. It took 19th century British missionaries months to get to China and India. We can do that now in hours. English has become the Koine Greek of the 21st century and anyone who wants to do business learns to speak it. I can now communicate with folks on the other side of the globe via phone and email instantly. I know Rosling wasn’t thinking Kingdom perspectives, but I sure was. I love this stuff. How do you think this kind of info should change your world?
btw, in case I don’t get to it, Merry Christmas everyone!