Category Archives: Career

The trap

Sometimes, being a missionary can be like being the hero in an adventure movie. People wish they could be you. You get compliments and admiration for the path you’ve chosen and the work you do. You’re considered a spiritual hero. … Continue reading

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‘I am a missionary’

Not a lot we add to this — other than God also needs people to tell these stories.

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Journalism’s revolution

A friend, the editor of a small daily newspaper here in Illinois, asked me (Jim) a tough question this week: What I would I tell a high-school senior who wonders if there’s a career anymore in being a reporter? Actually, … Continue reading

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A golden opportunity

Journalists tend to be idealists. While we don’t always admit it, we like the idea that what we do could help change the world. That’s best accomplished when our words, photos and videos function as a mirror for our communities. … Continue reading

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Introverts of the world, disperse!

Here’s a super-interesting blog post from a few months back by author Don Miller. For me (Jim) it reminds me of the extra effort required for introverts like me to be effective reporters. Certainly we can do it; in fact, sometimes we’re … Continue reading

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