Computer programming is a creative activity in which you have to build coherent, rational systems. This can teach us something about faith.
What drew me to computer programming was getting to be creative. Later, I heard someone say the whole thing is like magic. They were right.
I. The Rules Everyone Knows A. The Two "Normal" Rules A lot of people confuse the Golden Rule with the Silver Rule. Here's the Golden Rule: In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12, NRSV) Many people confuse this with [...]
I recently finished Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works (Cultural Liturgies, vol. 2), by James. K. A. Smith. It's the 2nd book in a series, but I (no doubt foolishly) didn't read the 1st. I purchased the e-book as part of a mass book-buying event with gift cards I was given for my birthday, and [...]
Some Not-Well-Developed Thoughts: Whether wholes are more fundamental than their parts, or parts more fundamental than their wholes, is an important question. The terminology of "fundamental particles" decides the question in favor of parts. It reinforces the idea that the proper way to think of reality is from the bottom up, rather than from the [...]