• Latest rough draft life plan: Move family to Pittsburgh by end of July. Do coding boot camp in person in the fall. Get hired as a Junior Developer by the end of the year, while keeping an eye out for Anglican pastoral ministry opportunities.

  • A church that is not self-critical is no church at all. Theology is the church’s self-critique of its proclamation of the gospel that it has received from God—on the basis of divine self-revelation! We ignore (or silence!) the prophets at our peril.

  • Very impressed by my 2yo daughter’s strength, courage, resilience, grit, etc…until she gets a runny nose. Prayers appreciated this evening!

  • Any Micro.Bloggers out there do a coding boot camp? I’m planning to do Tech Elevator’s this summer. Partially so I can fit in better with the Micro.Blog community! 😉 Oh, and also to get a job! 😏

  • What’s a good name for us “exvangelicals who don’t want to throw out the gospel baby with the fundamentalist bathwater”?

  • 💡Idea: “RevDevs: Pastor-programmers for all your web development and digital marketing needs.” 💻⛪️

  • The knowledge of good and evil is something that is properly God’s that humans improperly seized and now have in some way (Gen. 2-3). The Sermon on the Mount is the distillation/revelation of wisdom: the knowledge of good and evil that is proper for humans to have (Matt. 5-7).

  • Details matter, especially when it comes to discussing the Word of God! Don’t know just enough Bible to be dangerous. Familiarize yourself with both the forest and the trees. (Thoughts while reading Genesis 2:2-3.)

  • I’m looking for full-time work, church work, editorial work, or otherwise! My goal is to live somewhere in the Midwest or Northeast (nothing further south than Tennessee or North Carolina) and to make at least $60K/year plus benefits.

  • Any pastors/clergy out there interested in teaming up to start a web development & marketing agency? I’m thinking something with a “tentmaker” inspired name that could help us support our families while also serving the church.

  • What programming books are worth reading in 2021? I’m trying to teach myself into a web development job. Online resources are easy to find. But what books have either (1) stood the test of time or (2) are recent enough to be worth reading while learning webdev in 2021?

  • Starting weight: 216lbs on 2021-04-18. Goal: 185lbs on 2021-11-21. To help get back in shape, I want to lose at least 31lbs in 31 weeks. Committing to this publicly to help me make changes and stick with it. I’ll post occasional progress updates. Want to join me? Let’s go!

  • I want to learn how to become a web developer. I’m currently in the middle of learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by using Free Code Camp and Treehouse. What other steps should I take to potentially get hired as a Junior Developer in less than a year?

  • Are there any companies out there that actively seek out pastors/clergy to hire, to enable bivocational ministry? Just curious!

  • Thoughts on Atom vs. Sublime Text vs. VS Code vs. ??

  • I think I want to give birding a try. Any recommendations on a good pair of binoculars to start with? 🕊🔭

  • Have any pastors out there had to find full-time work outside the church to provide for their family? Or anyone else have to find full-time work outside of the field their training was in? What did you do? (Context: I need a job & I’ve got my eye on coding bootcamps.)

  • I can’t help but see similarities between the rhetorical traps in Amos 1-2 and Romans 1-2. The traps are set in Amos 1:2-2:5 and Romans 1:18-32, getting the audience to nod along in agreement. Then the traps are sprung on the audience in Amos 2:6ff. and Romans 2:1ff. Thoughts?

  • ✏️Pencil sharpener question: what’s the best fix for a manual pencil sharpener (KUM long point, in this case) that seems to keep cutting slightly too deep as you turn the pencil? If I loosen the blade just a bit, it stops taking off wood. Am I just pressing too hard as I turn?

  • Why does the basketball game start so late tonight? What, do they think we’re all still college students or something? 😂 #oldsoul #inbedby930

  • I need some new work/study/focus music. Suggestions?

  • The Resurrection is not an afterthought to the atonement. It is no mere sign that the “Cross check” didn’t bounce. Instead, the Resurrection of Christ is the firstfruit and forestaste of our redemption—an unbreakable promise made from the other side of the promise-breaking grave.

  • Reading through the past year’s journal entries. On Barth and Bonhoeffer, 2020-05-27: “Are they just adding the Bible to their dialectical machinations to lend legitimacy to their BS?” 😂😭

  • Testing!

    This is a test of the new micro.blog integration in Ulysses 22!

  • Anyone use Ghost? Thoughts on how it stacks up vs Wordpress and Squarespace? I use Wordpress for my personal site and Anglican Compass. I use Squarespace for my new 80/20 Tools project. But Ghost looks really tempting!

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