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Managing Monday with Jimmy Carter – take 3

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Jimmy Carter (1924- ) served as the 39th President of the USA from 1977-1981. He is unusual in that most commentators consider him to have been more influential and effective in his post presidency years than he was while president, a view reinforced by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he was ousted from office. Known for his strong Christian commitment, this is our third and final look at some of this insights… God gives us the capacity for choice. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these...

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Managing Monday with Jimmy Carter – take 2

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Jimmy Carter (1924- ) served as the 39th President of the USA from 1977-1981. He is unusual in that most commentators consider him to have been more influential and effective in his post presidency years than he was while president, a view reinforced by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he was ousted from office. Known for his strong Christian commitment, this is our second look at some of this insights… We can’t be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of arms. Jimmy Carter If you...

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Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work and What it Means to be Human…

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

Have you ever asked at what point technology will have so advanced that the input of humans into life’s tasks will rarely be required? And what does that mean for the future of work? And what does it say about what it means to be human? A personal anecdote. My family and I had recently arrived in New Zealand from South Africa. In the South Africa we left, the rubbish was collected by a van which rode down each street, the driver being supported by a team of four runners. Those runners would divide into teams of two, one for each side of the road. One would pick up the bag of rubbish and...

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Managing Monday with Jimmy Carter

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Jimmy Carter (1924- ) served as the 39th President of the USA from 1977-1981. He is unusual in that most commentators consider him to have been more influential and effective in his post presidency years than he was while president, a view reinforced by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he was ousted from office. Known for his strong Christian commitment, we will consider some of his insights for a few Managing Monday posts… We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.  Jimmy Carter A strong nation, like a strong person,...

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Religious Freedom: Freedom for what?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

The topic of religious freedom has been getting a fair amount of air time lately – and validly so. The often bitter debate over gay marriage has led to the fear of enforced conformity of opinion, with non-compliance seeing a quick accusation of (and possible prosecution for) hate speech or something similar. Baptists (the denomination I am aligned with) were some of the early champions of religious liberty. Having been persecuted for their religious convictions (sometimes being drowned with the cry, “If they want water, they shall have it”), they were deeply conscious of how much...

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