📌 Adam Coti, “Twenty Years as a Freelance Web Developer: Wisdom Gained and Lessons Learned” (Sep 18, 2018)

When I’m asked the more existential question of how I’ve survived so long as a freelancer, my response is always the same: above all, be reliable.

📌 Austin Kleon, “Take your kid to work” (Oct 5, 2018)

📌 “Three Questions with Alistair Begg” Towers (Sep–Oct 2018)

On sermon preparation:

  1. Think yourself empty
  2. Read yourself full
  3. Write yourself clear
  4. Pray yourself hot
  5. Be yourself, but don’t preach yourself

Freedom of delivery in the pulpit depends upon careful organization in the study. A good teacher clears the way, declares the way, and then gets out of the way.

On prayer and preaching:

There is no change of fire in the pews if there is an iceberg in the pulpit.… When the apostles did some reorganization of the early church, it was because they realized how crucial it was for them to give themselves continually to “prayer and the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4). … We dare not divorce our preaching from our praying.

Do both well.

📌 John Gable, “Tech Companies May Be Stifling Conservative Speech. Can They Change?” AllSides (Sep 25, 2018)

[B]ecause social media companies have a business model that relies on getting users to click, they show us exactly what we want to see — and block what we don’t want to see. To navigate through an overwhelming amount of information, tech companies block out the unfamiliar and uncomfortable, shutting out diversity of thought and confirming our biases. This is both a feature of their algorithms and in their decisions to manually remove or demonetize conservative content.

📌 John Sommer, “Too Many Pickles (and a Few Great Books)” (Sep 25, 2018)

📌 Jai Bentley-Payne, “iOS Automation, Shortcuts: Workflows for Study and Research” (Sep 19, 2018)

Baskerville’s Religion

📌 Kent Anderson, “The Typography of Authority — Do Fonts Affect How People Accept Information?” The Scholarly Kitchen (Aug 12, 2012)

📌 Alicia Adamczyk, “You Don’t Own the Music, Movies or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or iTunes” (Sep 12, 2018)

📌 Donald Samulack, “Reflections on Text and Language Perception, and the Ramifications for Publishing Workflows,” The Scholarly Kitchen (Aug 16, 2018)

While I do not profess to be an expert, I have often pondered the how’s and why’s of typeface and document layout efficiencies with respect to speed of reading, and the understanding of content from a neurophysiological perspective. …