Thought Thread: Rest

This edition of the Thought Thread is dealing with Rest. To make sure you can keep up-to-date with my biweekly list 'o' links, sign up to get the Thread to your inbox by clicking here. 

The Moral History of Air Conditioning
Yes, your cooling system was once considered to be sinful. 

When Smartphones Come to Church
I don't buy this critique of tech in worship, but it's a worthwhile conversation.

A Hidden Wire Above Manhattan
I've actually seen this. A nod to ancient observances in the midst of a modern city.

My Thoughts: Five Forces of the Restoration Movement (FREEDOM)
A series about my (un)denominational tribe. Even if you're unfamiliar with our church Movement, you'll find our journey fascinating. 

BOOK: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport offers his insight for more robust performance. I collected some quotes in this pdf.

TED TALK: The Power of Time Off
A designer's Ted Talk suggests integrating sabbath periods in your career for better work.

For some Christians, the Sabbath command seems least relevant. They are mistaken.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF transcript of Commandment Four

A few notes: 
1. All Scriptures are taken from the New International Version
2. The Smyth and Helwys Exodus Commentary by William Johnstone is the source of exegetical content in this series. 
3. Feel free to customize the message for your audience. Since these sermons are heavier on commentary, there is no need to attribute the content.  

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