Coming of Age in the Facebook Age

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

We need to turn off our cell phones and log off of Facebook when it's time to work, not only so we can honor God in our work, but also so we can reach our potential, in order to better honor God in our future work.
In a speech delivered in October 2009 to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, cultural critic William Deresiewicz made the point that leadership requires solitude. (1) The leadership theme made sense’the men and women gathered in that room were preparing to command platoons or perhaps companies of troops. What they lacked was solitude, both presently (as students in common living quarters) and in their anticipated futures (as officers at the forefront of worldwide conflicts). No doubt his message was counterintuitive: after all, leaders by definition are ...

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