I'm excited to share with you a long form essay I did for Aeon Magazine that was published today.
Have you ever wondered what Amish culture/society will look like over the years ahead? I give you my prognostications and thoughts in this essay. And I give you an interesting take on the role of the internet in Amish life. Click here to read my essay!
I actually think Aeon fumbled the headline on their Facebook page: "Is it Okay For the Amish to Run Etsy Stores" (I'm not being negatively critical, one of the things I like about Aeon is that they really do foster intelligent conversation, etc). Of course it is OK for the Amish to run an Etsy store. It's okay for the Amish to drive a car and get electricity and wear Lycra if they want. I doubt many Amish would think those things are okay, but my point is that it is their choice. Outsiders often super-impose their view of what the Amish should be on the Amish and that really isn't fair.
I hope you enjoy the essay!