Welcome to Reagan’s Roundup, where every Friday I share links to things from around the web that I think you will find interesting or helpful in your journey to become a better steward of the life God has given you.
Here’s what we covered this week on Redeeming Productivity:
- On the podcast: I spoke with Nate Pickowicz about the American Puritans and how to use social media to glorify God.
Now, here are some other links from around the web:
The Bible App’s Most Popular Verse of 2019: ‘Do Not Worry’
“In 2019 YouVersion users read 35.6 billion chapters and listened to 5.6 billion chapters through its online and mobile Bible app. In all of this reading, Paul’s advice in Philippians 4:6 was the most shared, highlighted, and bookmarked verse of the year: ‘Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.’”
Masters of Self: Cultivating Gentleness in an Age of Outrage
“Gentleness is a gift of the triune God that enables us to glory in him, and in the life we enjoy together in him. Though gentleness is a gift, something that is ‘received, not achieved,’ gentleness can nevertheless be cultivated.”
The Collected Best Christian Books of 2019
Tim Challies did us all a favor and collated a list of book recommendations from all over the Christian web (with reviews!).
The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood now has its first houses
I found this fascinating.
“The nonprofit, founded five years ago to bring housing to people living in extreme poverty, has already built more than 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico, using traditional construction. In Haiti, where aid groups struggled to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake, New Story honed a process to work more quickly to finish homes. But it recognized that new technology could help it continue to work faster and decrease costs. Two years ago, it partnered with Icon, a construction tech company based in Austin, to begin developing a 3D printer rugged enough to work even in the most challenging conditions.”
Interpreter, Google’s real-time translator, comes to mobile
It’s interesting to see how technology is being used to bridge the language gap. Real-time translation on your phone sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. I will be interested to see if and how this is used for missionary work.
Speaking of missionaries…
Should I Quit the Job I Love to Be an Overseas Missionary?
When I worked with Christian college students, this was a question I encountered all of the time. Dealing with the question of “calling” and wise decision-making, this brief article by Brad Larson contains some good advice.
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