“Reclaiming conversation is a step toward reclaiming
our most fundamental human values”
Let your conversation be always full of grace,
seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
I just finished Reclaiming Conversation, a provocative book that exams our digital culture and the loss of conversation. It was a challenge to a goal of this blog, “Promoting healing conversations”. Here are my take aways:
- This blog is the wrong tool…blogs are not real conversation.
- People are loosing the emotional tools of conversation.
- Conversations are critical to healthcare and our culture.
Sherry Turkle believes that by understanding these realities we can compensate and reclaim this critical cultural ingredient.
It is reassuring finding a voice that reflects your concerns. That connection is the beginning of a conversation! What is concerning is that our digital tools are changing us in ways that need healing.
The prescription, I believe, is more than just conversation. The proposals of this blog are based on how your story and life engage a larger faith story.
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Turkle, Sherry (2015-10-06). Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (p. 7). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
A healing conversation;