The World Is Flat

I’m reading The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman, the NYT Bestseller about the forces and effects of globalization, and I am simply blown away.  Despite the scant attention he pays to the failures of capitalism, his observations on the "flattening" of the world – the transformation from hierarchies to horizontal communities – are spot on.  Through technology, growing freedom, expanded opportunities and emerging efficiencies, the world is becoming flat. 

More later, but I’m already wondering what a "flat" church looks like . . .

One comment

  1. Ross · June 27, 2006

    I also started thinking about theology in a flat world. We have so much we can look forward to, but we often feel challenged. Here are my thoughts:
    http://layterms.blogspot.com/2006/04/popular-economy.html

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