Sunday, December 27, 2015

Healing Conversations

“Reclaiming conversation is a step toward reclaiming 
our most fundamental human values”
Sherry Turkle

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:
  1. This blog is the wrong tool…blogs are not real conversation.
  2. People are loosing the emotional tools of conversation.
  3. 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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