ALCNTRA

The amazing Tom Scott just posted a new video about how we’ve managed to make intonation happen in our typing.

As far as education goes, particularly regarding independent study, we live in such amazing times. Looking at this as a Christian, the sheer number of good books and lecture series on Bible teaching that are available to me for free is just mind-boggling.

Have started to prepare my tech stuff for travelling. I’ve never done the short-term international travel before (I seem to prefer moving instead) so it’s interesting trying to find the balance between I need this for this trip and I would use this daily.

Daddy Date With Chloe

Took my younger daughter out for a date in town!

It hasn’t been a thing for that long but I’m already so tired of the Enneagram.

playing ⚽️

The pain that I’m going to experience over the next 48 hours is completely worth the fun I had playing ⚽️ with the guys from Trinity this evening. I learned a few lessons:

  1. The shoes are the way they are so that you don’t spend most of your time slipping on the grass
  2. Playing at the park with our bags as goal posts is more fun than playing on proper pitches
  3. It really is a heck of a game

The big kids and I were in Southport with our church for a day-away a couple weeks ago. The youngest was at home recovering from pneumonia with my wife.

I’ve been back in the office today. It’s been nice, but it’s also been one of those days where my brain just feels like it’s in a fog.

It’s been a rough few days, but this with a coffee is a welcome reprieve before getting back to things.

Preaching on Luke 11:14-32

A couple of weeks ago, I got to preach at Trinity Church Everton again. The text that I was given was incredibly difficult to get a handle on because there’s enough material there for a minimum of 2 sermons. If I was the one to divide things up, then I would have made it more like 4.

But I digress… Here’s my sermon on Luke 11:14-32.

I don’t know if this is my favourite album of 2019 yet because of the Middle Kids one that was released, but it’s got a shot.

It’s 23 and sunny at Stanley Park! ☀️

Wires.

Sometimes, even though you planned your journey home around the fact that Bon Jovi is playing the stadium at the top of your street, it still takes 40 minutes to complete a 2-mile journey.

One heck of a view for my study day today.

Every Christian community must realise that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the fellowship.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

🎶 Come on, grab your friends… we’ll go to very distant lands… 🎶

I spent about ten minutes doing some drawing and noticed three things.

  1. I prefer mechanical pencil to wood-cases
  2. I really like sketching with a blue lead
  3. I need to spend more time drawing.

When we grow weary, God does his work.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

Getting ready to look through the next part of Christianity Explored with a guy today. It’s both comforting and frustrating to know that the Word of God is what does the work of convincing.

New house blend from Manumit Coffee. Really looking forward to this one. It smells amazing in the bag.

The office tonight is this slab of hot metal while I help out with the launch BBQ for a new program our addictions ministry is running. Haven’t manned a grill like this for a few years now.

Mercy is so engaged by the beauty of the big things God is doing that it doesn’t have time to focus on things that are of no consequence.

Tim Lane & Paul Tripp, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

Casio (and a couple of Youtubers) have the audacity to call this a timepiece.