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Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport’s “Digital Minimalism” isn’t a Christian book, but it could be just what you need to simplify your life. Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown, has become something of authority on establishing healthy limits in the use of technology. His latest book, subtitled “Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World,” is a […]

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God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath

N.T. Wright, one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars, has written a most timely book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. Scholarly yet accessible, the book will appeal to pastors and laypeople alike as it grapples with one of life’s most fundamental questions: Why do catastrophic events like the pandemic […]

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Face second-guessing? Read ‘The Death of Expertise’

Ever had people in your congregation, perhaps elders or deacons, who think they know more about your job than you do? It may be more than the normal second-guessing a pastor faces, according to The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols. Recent polls show that respect for the clergy […]