In one of my favorite Ted Talks, Educational Technology Specialist Sugata Mitra discusses his experiments with “Hole in the Wall” computers. These are computer kiosks left in Indian slums, among children with no prior contact with PCs. Mitra found that children, by pooling their knowledge and resources, learned how to operate the computers.
About Scott Dewey
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Entries by Scott Dewey
Manning the gates against children.
Table waiters to all creation.
Remembering the body of Christ for a hurting world.
Taken, blessed, broken, given, spoken.
Rebirth of mission.
Rattlesnakes, Chicago, fear, and faith.
A new frame for the family portrait.
…because you already are…
Making eye contact with Jesus.
I have loved ones in hard places, and the hardest place of all may be the place of abandonment.
The day my father changed everything.
We didn’t know what Love would entail.
“I have the power to kill.”
We too live in unstilled worlds. Unto us a child has been born, inarticulate, unable to speak a word – the Word.
In Mark we get a smelly guy yelling – dressed like a nutcase. Right from the opening verses. “Repent!” Literally, “get a different mind!” Wake up!
I have loved ones crushed by the powers of the world and thrown out. They’re struggling. Sometimes they are faithful, sometimes not. Me too.
No one imagines our young people pure. Least of all, themselves.
Traps that snap shut and questions that open wide.
The new comes – a marvel! But as we see the gospel story unfolding, the old will not go quietly.
In this and similar passages, Jesus doesn’t weigh in on whether he falls in the strict or loose camp. As a rabbi he makes a far more profound move.
A disturbing reply to a desperate woman.
Transformation begins when we do too.
The fourteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel tells of two lavish feasts, back to back.
Your fully human self will suit you just fine, Jesus’ story says. Check in the mirror, you’ll see!
This gospel of rejects is the “way of salvation” hinted from the early pages of Scripture and revealed fully in Jesus. It’s at work in the world and in us. In our busy-ness building, are we paying attention?
Spiritual purgation cleanses and clarifies the true identity into which we are being called and into which we are formed.
I’m personally no good at pausing, in writing or in life. I am in fact behind on everything all the time. My email inbox is crammed and messages are flashing on my phone.
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