Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy more of the eternal weekend that is lockdown.
Here are some links to fuel your journey toward being a more productive Christian.
- On the Blog: On Wednesday I wrote about how deadlines can become a productivity crutch in That Drug Urgency
- On the Podcast: I talked about that same topic of Urgency Addiction in episode 35 of the podcast
Now, for what’s happening on the web:
“Richard Baxter was a 17th century Puritan pastor, author, and theologian. Baxter applied holiness and Christlikeness to every nook and cranny of his life, including his time. During this pandemic, we may find ourselves with more time than usual. We would encourage you to ask yourself, in light of all that Baxter writes: How am I spending my time?”
“Tourists aren’t allowed in California’s most popular national park, but if they could visit, they might feel as if they had been transported to another time. Either to a previous era, before millions of people started motoring into the valley every year, or to a possible future one, where the artifacts of civilization remain, with fewer humans in the mix.”
“In 1993, my wife and I were involved in an historic train wreck. The crash of the Sunset Limited into an inlet from Mobile Bay killed more passengers than any Amtrak accident in history. We survived that eerie accident but not without ongoing trauma. The wreck left my wife with an ongoing anxiety about being able to sleep on a train at night. The wreck left me with a back injury that took fifteen years of treatment and therapy to overcome. Nevertheless, with these scars from the trauma we both learned a profound lesson about the providence of God.”
“Fifty years ago, the craft suffered an explosion that jeopardised the lives of the three astronauts aboard. Unsurprisingly, given they were locked in a fight for survival, relatively few onboard images were taken. But imaging specialist Andy Saunders created sharp stills from low-quality 16mm film shot by the crew.”
“The most essential questions about Bible translation are not related to the product but to the purpose. Why translate? Who is a translation for? And ultimately, how does this task fit into the purposes of God Here are ten questions to guide you into the most important and challenging issues about Bible translation.”
“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.”Proverbs 22:29