What I’m Crunching — July 14, 2024

What I’m Crunching — July 14, 2024

I started reading this one because the Foundation series by Asimov is considered seminal. Even Elon Musk recommends the series.

I’ve not been impressed with it. Maybe the problem is with me? I don’t know. It seems to bounce around too much, moving forward in time too quickly without adequate detail to keep up. I won’t be continuing in the series.
Serving on an 11-person transition team has given me opportunity to revisit work I’d done years ago to better understand the two biblical church offices: Elder and Deacon. This book on Deacons is well done, simple to understand, and quite comprehensive. I’d recommend it to anyone wanting a true-to-Scripture evaluation of the office of Deacon.

What I’m Crunching — July 7, 2024

What I’m Crunching — July 7, 2024

The WWII battles fought in North Africa don’t get much attention, but are arguably the most important of the entire war. Why? They opened up the pathway to Italy for the Allies.

From Goodreads:
Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa. The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. “An Army at Dawn” begins on the eve of Operation TORCH, the daring amphibious invasion of Morocco and Algeria.

What I’m Crunching — June 30, 2024

What I’m Crunching — June 30, 2024

Our church is nearly one year into a pastoral transition. Our senior pastor of 33 years retired last August. The process has been both exciting and unsettling.

Serving on an 11-person transition team has given me opportunity to revisit work I’d done years ago to better understand the two biblical church offices: Elder and Deacon. This book on Deacons is well done, simple to understand, and quite comprehensive. I’d recommend it to anyone wanting a true-to-Scripture evaluation of the office of Deacon.