Several teachers at an African secondary school were visiting one afternoon when one of them picked a stone carving out of his pocket and handed it around.
“This is an idol,” he said. “My yard boy gave it to me. He thinks this piece of rock has a lot of power.”
The head missionary in charge of the school came to his feet. “Give it to me,” he said.
The teacher [...]
The Protestant work ethic has combined with the Internet and roaming devices like the iPad to fill our lives with work. I no longer have to work from 9 till 5! I can start at 4.00am, and I can work till midnight. I can be at home, shopping, on holiday, with the grand-kids and I can log into my College network and do some work. One of my tasks is to administer Moodle – the College’s on-line learning system. I [...]