The Way Family Podcast

I had the opportunity to be a guest on the Way Family Podcast.  It comes out June 20, 2016 and you can find it here.  We talked about #identityformation and the impact that #socialmedia can have on identity.  We also briefly talked about extended adolescence and the way that #millenials are being formed because of […]

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Cultural Programming

You are shaped by the stories that you hear and the storytellers that share them. This week, I had the privilege or speaking a the Joshua Wilderness Institute at Hume Lake.  It was such a great time.  I got to record a podcast with Rich – the Academic Dean at JWI.  You can check that […]

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Confession and Identity

I don’t know what you think about when you hear the word Confession.  Maybe you picture something that happens in church with a priest.  Maybe it’s just a tough conversation with your friend.  Maybe you write it down.  Confession though is a great affirmation of identity. Think about what happens in confession.  Confession is a […]

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The High Five

I was watching a show – Dhani Tackles the Globe.  Have you ever seen it?  He travels the world and he thinks that in order to really get to know the culture, you have to learn about the games that they play.  There are other shows that focus on the food and the…well, culture, but this […]

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Hofstede Framework

Geert Hofstede analyzed culture and came up with this framework to help describe basic cultural dimensions.  We are currently talking about this in a course that I am teaching – Intercultural Communication. Whenever you read about this framework, you will come across a few warnings when you use it.  The framework articulates 5 basic dimensions […]

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Just How American You Are

Seeing as this is suppose to be a blog about Identity, I figured I’d write something about my identity. You don’t really know just how American you are – until you leave the US. It’s been pretty interesting to be in Israel and intentionally process through just how American I am. I have enjoyed learning […]

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You are Culturally Bound

We are all culturally bound.  When thinking about identity – you cannot be something that you are not.  That’s not to say that eventually you can’t become that, but I guess that’s what I’m saying – it’s a process. You are a genius up until about 7 years old.  Your ability to learn language and […]

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