Book I’m Reading
For several months, I’ve been mulling over the connection between the phrase “renewing of your mind” in Romans 12:2 and what scientific studies demonstrate are the best practical ways to retrain your brain. I’ve been looking into several resources about retraining the brain.
Obviously, Paul had in mind the spiritual element of rewiring our minds and thought processes by saturation with the truths of Scripture. But God has designed the human brain to respond to stimuli, form patterns, and require less effort to live in those patterns. That’s one reason why bad habits bring damage when practiced over time and good habits bring flourishing!
From the Goodreads summary:
“For too many of us, our ways of thinking become habits that we don’t bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.
New evidence shows us that as a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities to do it.”
Article I’m Reading
AI Anthology – A collection of essays on the future of AI (Eric Horvitz) <– So far I’ve only read the introduction, but this collection promises several hours of thought-provoking reading.
Podcasts I’m Listening To
Speaking of rethinking — WOW! This series is shaping up to be one of the best from BibleProject so far. It’s allowing me to see Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in a new light.
Tweets I’m Reading
Bitcoin's hash rate hit an all time high 500 exahashes/s this month.— Yassine Elmandjra (@yassineARK) January 19, 2024
To highlight the enormity of this number:
– For every star in our galaxy, the Bitcoin network is calculating 5 billion computations per second.
– It would take ~2000 years for the entire global population,… pic.twitter.com/Ki4jOxmliO
.@VivekGRamaswamy does a GREAT job on the Breakfast Club of breaking down the difference between the America First wing of the Republican Party and the America Last wing of the Republican Party.— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) January 24, 2024
Rarely have I heard it put so well and so succinctly. pic.twitter.com/MSbd7KWLsZ
NEW: President Joe Biden teaches Donald Trump a valuable lesson during an abortion rally in Manassas, Virginia.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 24, 2024
“We'll teach Donald Trump a valuable lesson,” Biden started.
“Don't mess with lawomenofmerica ‘nlessyouwannagetdabenefit.”
Some online transcribed the message to… pic.twitter.com/WMqUeREa1p
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