I use 3×5 cards for Scripture memory, 4×6 for general notes, and 5×8 for putting together books and courses. I have a growing stack of 5×8 for the “Stepping into Controversy” course I am presently teaching. Index cards are a thing of beauty. Analog is great!
Our friend, Jon Hinkson, does a wonderful job of explaining Yale’s rich, Christian heritage. Here is a sample:
Digital Minimalism is Cal Newport’s latest book. I interviewed him on his previous book, Deep Work (see link below). Both are absolutely terrific.
I am gladly not on Twitter or Facebook, though some have tried to convince me otherwise. I am on LinkedIn and obviously have some blogs. These fit what I do.
I’ve read several books and essays on the perils of social media. All have been great, but Cal’s latest book and probably Neil Postman’s, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology are now my favorites.
Newport is hardly a Luddite, but he is a wise guide in helping us to think intentionally about how we spend our time. If you look at Newport’s prodigious output of both popular and scholarly work, you know that he is practicing what he preaches.
I have a keen interest in Ralph Waldo Emerson and those in his orbit, so it was natural to pick this book up. I read it on a recent trip. It is better than I imagined. Wonderfully written and peppered throughout with fascinating details about Concord, Massachusetts during the 1840s.
If you have any interest in Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, et al. this is a terrific read.
My interview that just posted today: