Posted on31 August 2016|Comments Off on Reduce Your Reading Load with these 8 Text Summarizing Apps
If you’re like me, you’ve got two bookshelves and a hard drive full of books and articles to read for your work and professional development. Check out this article for 8 mobile apps that analyze documents and summarize them for you.
“Globally, shame-based cultures are the most prevalent. For this reason a biblical theology for honor/shame cultures is missiologically imperative.”
Billions of people in Asian, Latin, African, and Islamic societies live in a shame-based culture. Nearly a quarter of Western society likewise lives with the honor-shame dichotomy. How do we minister to people who don’t respond to the Four Spiritual Laws or the innocence of the Lamb of God going to slaughter?
Honor-Shame societies regulate behavior through the motivators of honor and shame. When a person does wrong, they receive shame instead of feeling guilt. When they do what is right, they receive honor from the society. “The primary motivation in social situations is avoiding disgrace and maintaining harmonious relationships” (Georges, HonorShame.com) This cultural type is most often found in Asian, Latin, and Middle Eastern societies.
Without study and practice, it can be difficult for Westerners from a Guilt-Innocence culture to understand and appreciate the behaviors, feelings, and thoughts of those they are serving in an Honor-Shame culture. Sometimes it can lead to confusion about how to minister, present the Gospel, or disciple.
HonorShame.com has numerous resources for missionaries to learn about Honor-Shame cultures. In addition, you can access resources to evangelize and disciple those in Honor-Shame cultures.
All for free!
Rethinking your biblical theology in the context of honor and shame can be difficult and daunting, but HonorShame.com is here to help.
Flow – that uninterrupted working time of productivity and creativity. Many of us have experienced it at one point or another, but struggle to experience it consistently or regularly. Instead most of our working lives are spent trapped between deadlines and distractions.
Check out the infograph below to find some ways to avoid distractions and achieve that elusive Flow.
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We’ve often been told that there is a wealth of information at our fingertips through the internet. This is true. However, the average user has trouble finding the needed information because he or she doesn’t understand how Google works and how to use it to it’s fullest potential.
Google has recently put together a free online course about why and how to use Google to search the internet called Power Searching with Google. The course is made up of six modules and three recorded webinars. It includes video instruction interspersed with interactive activities.
A second “advanced” course provides twelve challenges to help you discover some of the more advanced search strategies. Help and instruction are provided when you get stuck.