STG Weekend Reading #1 – Kickoff


Hi folks! One of the things we’ve had as a Patreon goal (which we’ve just officially reached) is a weekly post of stuff that’s relevant to StG listeners, or at least that we ourselves like enough to want to share. We’re each going to try to pick three things to share with you. These will usually be articles, books, or blog posts, but we’ll occasionally drop in something else easily consumed (like a podcast or a YouTube video) if it’s really interesting.

So, without further adieu: The first StG Weekend Reading post!

Peter

An interesting ministry idea: A church-run laundromat.

The inventor of the Lithium-Ion battery has a new high-capacity battery design using glass, of all things.

This MASSIVE article on play styles and personality over on Gamasutra is a fascinating read. I’m not sure how much I buy it, but it’s sure interesting.

Jenny

I am currently in the middle of reading a book called The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins. I like it a lot so far!

It was published a couple months ago, but this article about using board games to connect with refugees is something I can’t stop thinking about.

Old Japanese animated films available to watch online for free. Here‘s where to watch them (all Japanese, navigable with Google auto-translate,) and here‘s an English article about them.

Grant

It’s got a very explicitly Evangelical bent, but if you like learning about historical figures and events in the church, Stephen Nichols’ 5 Minutes in Church History podcast is a great way to get that in bite-size chunks!

Friend of the show and previous guest Josh Jordan is part of a neat anthology of small conspiracy-themed RPGs called “The Imposters”, now on Kickstarter. Several of these games have won awards in the past, so check it out if indie RPGs are your thing!

Green’s Dictionary of Slang—in and of itself a wonderful resource—has an excellent blog about the sources of English vernacular throughout the ages. The most recent article on Mary ‘Moll’ Frith, an English “Napoleon of crime” hearkening all the way back to the late 1500’s, is delightful reading for both historical slang and a remarkable personality.

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