A Podcast, iPhone 6, and Daniel

I’m doing well in my breathing space. I wanted to surface for a bit for three observations.

1. I wrote about Lee Warren’s book a few weeks ago. Recently, Lee interviewed me for his “You Start Today” podcast. We had a great conversation both on the recording and off. I appreciate the opportunity to think about my story a bit. I thought you might be interested.

You Start Today Episode 23: Pound on God’s Chest with Jon Swanson [PODCAST]

2. The other night I was talking with some friends about our addiction to novelty. In preparation, I did some math. A contract-free iPhone 6 costs $649. Prediction is that 6.5 million will be sold the first weekend. That’s 4,218,500,000. 4.2 billion. At the same time, the United Nations says that the medical efforts to contain the Ebola virus  could cost as much as $600 million. So a tithe of the money spent on new phones to replace existing phones, could almost contain Ebola. The cool people of the world could stop it, and 90% would still get their phones.

3. I was reading the end of the book of Daniel the other morning. The guy in the lion’s den, the book with the three guys in the fiery furnace. The first half of the book is great stories. The last half is prophecies about the future (at least from Daniel’s perspective). Lots of people have spent lots of words arguing about what and when those prophecies are. But we get to the end of the book, and after these grand images of the future, here is the last message for Daniel:

“But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”

Or, as Eugene Peterson explains it, “And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it’s all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward.”

Comforting.

See you soon.

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About Jon Swanson

Social media chaplain. Author of "Lent For Non-Lent People" and "A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Works." Writer of 300wordsaday.com. I help people understand. Understand some of the Bible. Understand what Lent can be about. Understand what it means to follow.

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