Daily Gleanings (30 April 2019)

In episode 173 of the Minimalists’ podcast, the Minimalists discuss digital clutter with Cal Newport based on his new book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Portfolio, 2019). The discussion focuses a good deal on the negative impact of social media on our ability to focus on the work and relationships […]

Daily Gleanings (17 April 2019)

From Greg McKeown via Twitter: “Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.” The extent to which we allow our attention to be drawn off from where it really should be is the extent to which we also become less effective in that area. INTF has announced that a new […]

Daily Gleanings (8 April 2019)

Charles Quarles’s Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed as Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator (P&R, 2013) is available this month for free from Logos Bible Software. Matt D’Avella hosts a short (< 9 min) video with Greg McKeown that introduces some of the key lines of thinking around essentialism. For additional discussion, see previous posts about […]

A Conversation about Essentials

In this interview, Michele Cushatt, Michael Hyatt, and Greg McKeown discuss “essentialism,” or “the disciplined pursuit of less but better.” For more thoughts from Greg along these lines, take a look at his book Essentialism. For me, two points stand out in this discussion that aren’t brought out or aren’t brought out as clearly in […]

What Is Essential?

The beginning of the school year is a natural time to take stock of what lies ahead. Demands mount (or are about to). Seasonal free time from the summer diminishes. How can we stay afloat? How can we avoid dropping balls as challenges ramp up? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. But, a helpful question to […]