think hard

The Metal Detector

The digital revolution has made visible a spiritual problem that has rocked our churches for a very long time — the idea that identity is found in frenzied activity.

-Russell Moore ‘Why the church can save us from our smartphones‘ The Washington Post

The other lesson is to be unafraid to set your own topics and priorities. There’s a tendency in journalism to pursue the same stories that other journalists have pursued. I understand why—it’s efficient and easier to sell to editors. But it’s better to think hard about what you are observing and make a conscious decision about what is worth researching further.

-Peter Hessler ‘Journalism in China and China’s Impact in the Middle East‘ Young China Watchers

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