Opinon

Yesterday I had the time to read an excellent long form report from Gary Younge—a British reporter for the Guardian—on his upcoming departure from the United States, where he has been reporting for the past twelve years (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/gary-younge-farewell-to-america). Throughout his report he notes that the overwhelming reason for his imminent…

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Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol

Came across this helpful article today that reflects on some of the topics covered in the skills series. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exhaustion-is-not-a-status-symbol/2012/10/02/19d27aa8-0cba-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html In this interview with researcher Brené Brown, she looks at some of the outcome from her research on leadership and busyness, and has some great insight into some of the processes behind…

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The rise of Edutainment, and its implications.

I came across this little article recently from the NY Times, on the prevalence of the broader general public turning to education based entertainment for their downtime. Rather than merely switching off and not engaging their faculties. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/education/turning-to-education-for-fun.html Let me quote from the article: What does it mean when people who…

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Perfection and Excellence – What do we strive for?

‘Perfect’ it seems has become a dirty word today, and even amongst Christian circles, which I find exceedingly curious. On Sunday I preached at my church (St Matt’s Prahran) on the line in the Lord’s Prayer ‘your will be done, on earth as in heaven’, as part of our series on…

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In Australia it is that time of year again… summer. Where the weather gets nicer, and in Adelaide the Tour Down Under arrives in town. Now unsurprisingly this annual event sees the  seasonal rise of visible cyclists, and of course accompanying it the usual diatribes and vitriol flashing about in…

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Charlie Hebdo, terrorism and identity

Some will probably know that I have been interested in issues of identity formation, adoption and social identity for quite some time now. While this is not the time or place to engage in a long discussion of the factors of Tajfelian Social Identity Theory, I think that the issues we…

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