Daily Gleanings (29 May 2019)

Freedom introduces Pause, a new Chrome extension that enforces a short pause before allowing you to open distracting websites. According to the extension’s description, When loading a distracting website, Pause creates a gentle interruption by displaying a calming green screen.  After pausing for 5 seconds, you can then choose to continue to the site – […]

Daily Gleanings (27 May 2019)

Forthcoming from Eerdmans in August 2019 is Brant Pitre, Michael Barber, and John Kincaid’s edited volume Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology. According to the book’s blurb, After the landmark work of E. P. Sanders, the task of rightly accounting for Paul’s relationship to Judaism has dominated the last forty years of Pauline […]

Daily Gleanings (22 May 2019)

Freedom discusses how to use their “block all except” whitelisting feature to block out distractions and interruptions. For more discussion of Freedom, see these prior posts. John Meade surveys ch. 4 of Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten’s How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? (YUP, 2018) and promises a follow-up post “attempting to engage the authors […]

Daily Gleanings (17 May 2019)

Peter Gurry and John Meade discuss Phoenix Seminary’s “Text and Canon Institute.” Freedom discusses how to improve work performance by minimizing distractions. The essay is pitched mostly toward employers or those in supervisory roles. But we biblical scholars often work in some ways as our own self-supervisors. So the essay should translate over fairly easily […]

Daily Gleanings (8 May 2019)

De Gruyter Open has a number of volumes in classical and Ancient Near Eastern studies via open access. HT: AWOL Freedom continues the dialog over Apple’s added rules that effectively removed much of Freedom’s functionality for new iOS users. For background, see: Freedom Has Been Temporarily Removed from the App Store How to Download Freedom […]

Are You Free to Focus? (Part 4: Acting)

This week, we continue reviewing some highlights from Michael Hyatt’s new book, Free to Focus, and treat the final section on “action.” If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to read the prior introduction to the book and our discussions of stopping and cutting. These will each provide necessary context for this final part […]