January 16th, 2017
John Chandler began a series in the letter to the Philippians from the New Testament.
Quotes and links mentioned:
- And knowing, of course, is the cessation of thinking. There is this epidemic of listicles. Why think about what constitutes a great work of art when you can skim the list of the 20 most expensive paintings in history? I’m very guided by this desire to counter that in myself, because I am, like everybody else, a product of my time and my culture. The reason we’re so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them and why we skip forward even in a short video … is that we’ve been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge, but not to have the work, to do the work, of claiming it. — Maria Popova
- Maria Popova on the On Being podcast