Of stones and ants

Before I was an officer I went to a church in an area with many ‘halfway houses’ for people who had recently been released from psychiatric institutions. Given that a lot of those institutions had been closed down recently, and the residents just turned out on the street with little thought for their ongoing care,Continue reading “Of stones and ants”

Myth and revelation

There’s been an interesting discussion going on on Scot McKnight’s blog about the problems evolutionary theory presents for traditional Christian theology. I won’t go into the details, but the idea is that if there was no literal Adam and Eve, how should we understand the Fall? What are the consequences for the doctrine of OriginalContinue reading “Myth and revelation”

Wearing the flag

This post is part of the Australia Day Synchroblog. Australia Day means many things to Australians. For most, it’s a public holiday that marks the end of the holiday season. Christmas and New Year are distant memories and the kids will return to school in the next week or so. Over the years a fewContinue reading “Wearing the flag”

Studying for the right test

A few days ago I mentioned an ongoing discussion I was having on a mailing list with regards to public versus Christian schooling. As so often happens, that conversation ran its course, but several others popped up in the meantime. We had a creationism vs evolution debate, a thread about whether or not Barack ObamaContinue reading “Studying for the right test”

Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?

Okay folks, I’m looking for your wisdom and insight here. I’m subscribed to the ‘Linux for Christians’ mailing list (don’t ask!). A few days ago somebody posted this article, which is about a man in America who is on a crusade to get Christian parents to take their children out of the public school system.Continue reading “Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?”

Org-Mode gets footnotes!

Guess what, folks? Org-mode just got footnotes! What’s org-mode, you ask? It’s a fantastic note-taking/planning/spreadsheet/agenda making/documentation writer/outliner/budget keeping/plenty of other things for Emacs. In short, it’s hard to explain, so go and have a look for yourself. And now, you can have automatic footnotes. As I said, it’s an Emacs mode, so you need toContinue reading “Org-Mode gets footnotes!”

My New Year’s Resolution

I’ve been thinking about what I should resolve for the New Year. Let’s see… I could probably lose a bit of weight. However, I’ve lost 10kg in the last year, and I’m still eating healthier food and working out several times a week. Let’s call that one retrospective. I don’t think I had it onContinue reading “My New Year’s Resolution”