Book I’m Reading
I’ve read little about Winston Churchill over the years and I thought it was time to fix that. Churchill was a remarkable leader who was placed in his position sovereignly by God (as all leaders are, Romans 13:1). He was exactly who England needed at the helm to hold back the Nazis.
Interesting tidbit: he hated whistling! He didn’t do it himself and couldn’t stand for anyone around him to whistle. I do not share that trait.
From the Goodreads summary:
“On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally–and willing to fight to the end.”
Podcasts I’m Listening To
Here’s a wonderful Q&A conversation between Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry about building a gospel culture in the church or organization you lead. Here’s a summary to whet your appetite:
- How to lead a staff team in building a gospel culture, emphasizing the importance of eye contact, laughter, openness, and vulnerability.
- Imposter syndrome in Christian ministry, sharing stories, and insights on how to cope with feelings of inadequacy.
- The transformative power of the gospel and the need for a shift in preaching focus—from challenging people to presenting Christ and his promises.
- The role of church membership in establishing a gospel culture and the importance of setting expectations for behavior within the church community.
Tweets I’m Reading
Cool outreach idea my church did today.— Michael Clary (@dmichaelclary) November 18, 2023
A few guys decided to go to U of Cincinnati and give away free hot dogs and a drink if they’d simply “Ask a Christian a question.”
Posted up in a high traffic area. Tons of people came. It was simple and fun.
I had people ask me,… pic.twitter.com/mEH5g0KW8X
The world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, powered by 33 Raptor engines, lifting off from Starbase pic.twitter.com/PqynIneFln— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 19, 2023
It’s time to stop saying “People of Color.”— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 21, 2023
It’s meaningless to classify people by skin color. It needlessly pits “whites” against “nonwhites.”
In the USA, we are Americans. Period.
And now, the nit-picky history details/battle thread.— Dr. Alexander S. Burns (@KKriegeBlog) November 25, 2023
TL;DR Ridley Scott's Napoleon movie is probably, in all seriousness, worse for Napoleonic Warfare than The Patriot is for eighteenth-century warfare. I'm going to focus on military history here in this one. 1/25 pic.twitter.com/XZKT3MYuyC
Which blogger or newsletter writer do you think has the best writing?— Sam Parr (@thesamparr) November 25, 2023
Who's voice do you love?
Their writing style gets you to read every word.
Have a feeling there's gonna be a lot of people looking to understand Bitcoin soon, so would like to use my platform to point toward some of the educational content that was most helpful to me years ago:— Will (@WClementeIII) November 28, 2023
– Bitcoin Whitepaper: https://t.co/y2aPlonSRG
– Vijay Boyapati's "Bullish…
After being in hundreds of board meetings, I've learned:— Michael Girdley (@girdley) November 29, 2023
World-class board members are worth their weight in gold.
Here's how the greatest board members set themselves apart.
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