September 19, 2013
September 19, 2013
Because of my public speaking, I spend a lot of time traveling. In just the past four weeks I have been to Charlotte, San Diego, Richmond, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Mobile, Dallas, Tulsa, and Denver.
In some ways traveling has never been more stressful—more delays, more canceled flights, and more crowded flights. But technology eases the burden and makes it manageable.
I’m pleased to announce that we are now moving into private beta for my new Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress. When I announced this theme back in September, I never dreamed so many people would be interested.
So far, 2,474 people have signed up to receive news and updates about the theme. Unfortunately, I have been woefully remiss in providing those updates. I am embarrassed to admit this is the first update since that original post.
Enlightenment is not about knowing as much as it is about unknowing; it is not so much learning as unlearning. It is about surrendering and letting go rather than achieving and possessing. It’s more about entering the mystery than arriving at a mental certitude.”— Richard Rohr
On the Threshold of Transformation (p. 38)
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”— Joseph Chilton Pearce
In an effort to make Handel’s “Messiah” more accessible to a younger audience, Grant Woolard recorded this auto-tuned version of the “7th Chorus.” Enjoy!
I tell you, sir,” he whispered, “it is the end of the world. Never were known such excesses of the scholars: it is the cursed inventions of the age that ruin everything: artillery, serpentines, bombards, and above all, printing, that other pestilence from Germany. No more manuscripts! No more books! Printing is cutting up the bookselling trade. The end of the world is certainly at hand!”— Victor Hugo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, p. 11
Originally published in 1831
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”— Phillips Brooks
U.S. Episcopal bishop (1835–1893)
A soul that is close to despair doesn’t know that it’s already standing on the brink, beyond which there lies a new path.”— Elder Barsanuphius of Optina
If we stop learning today, we stop teaching tomorrow.”— Howard Hendricks
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice, three concepts for the book of the future. These don’t yet exist, but they might in the near future. I love what technology is making possible for the future of reading.