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Day Twenty-Nine – The Tide of Technology


day29Question
: Where else have we been too hesitant? Or even silent?

Br. Mark Brown: I think that we will need to think much more deeply about technology, which gets one explicit mention in the chapter on silence (27), and an oblique reference in the chapter on the cell (26), where there’s a very quaint reference to the use of the radio. When the Rule was written, we could not have imagined the wave, the tidal wave, the tsunami that was soon to beset us! We need to think theologically through what it means to be critically engaged with contemporary culture, while still maintaining some sense of enclosure. That’s one of our growing edges.

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