Mennonite health care providers and 'Googlies'by Everett Thomas
Many health care providers gathering at the Mennonite Health Assembly in Norfolk, Va., March 4 take care of people born before 1973. But they heard that it is the people born after 1973 who will lead massive changes in our culture over the next 10-20 years.
In the opening session, Leonard Sweet, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the theological school at Drew University, Madison, N.J., said those born before 1973 are Gutenbergers--meaning our lives have been shaped by the printed word and the print version of the Bible first introduced by Gutenberg. Those born after 1973--the year Google and cell phones were introduced--Sweet called "Googlies."
Googlies are comfortable with the new TGIF world: Twitter, Google, iPhone and Facebook, Sweet said.
"God has chosen you and me to do healing now in this moment," Sweet said.
For full coverage of the Mennonite Health Assembly, see the April issue of The Mennonite.
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