Theology Through Music

Reading Time: 8 minutesSinging-worship on Sunday morning is a difficult time for me to worship; I have a tendency to let my mind wander and not focus on the Object of our worship. I used to blame it on seven-eleven songs,1 musical arrangements built for vocal acrobats, or skinny-jean worship leaders. As I’ve matured a little, I’ve realized […]

Speaking Truth in Love

Reading Time: 10 minutesLately our young adult group at church has been doing an in-depth study of the book of Ephesians, and I’ve been struck by a particular passage: But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head — Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every […]

libGDX Jam Day 13: Physics I

Reading Time: 4 minutesBack in the Jam! In my last post, I mentioned that my computer had died- specifically my HDD was dying due to overheating. I did have a USB stick with Ubuntu installed on it, but it has very limited space and fun little quirks (like somehow undoing any customizations or installations I’ve made each time […]

libGDX Jam Day 6: It’s Dead, Jim

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Project Peanutbutter dev log has been kind of quiet lately- namely because my laptop died. The good news is that all the code is in GitHub, I was able to back up my hard files, I can afford a new laptop, and I have some access to the outside world via Ubuntu-on-a-stick and a […]

Debugger Screenshot

libGDX Jam Day 3: Slow ‘n Steady

Reading Time: 3 minutesCheck out the latest commit! I didn’t get as far as I would’ve liked these last two days, but I still got a few things done: I made a debugger One of the complications that comes with this sort of space game is that unlike classic Asteroids, we’re going to have a larger game world […]

Give a Mouse a Cookie…

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis last year at work at that-corporation-which-shall-not-be-named has been one of the most challenging ones yet. Without going in to too many details, I’ve been helping lead architecture on a multi-million dollar project with over 100 teams involved in some way. It’s been nuts. An average day is 7-8 straight hours of virtual meetings followed by updating […]

Why do we post on Facebook?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEarlier this evening I had the opportunity to lie back, close my eyes, and listen to some music. No videos, no distractions, just the music. As I lay there, it occurred to me that simply enjoying music (or art, for that matter) is not something that we do often. The very next thought that popped […]

The Philosopher’s Prayer

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile the word “Philosopher” may bring images of madmen and ivory-towered intellectuals to mind, the term originally meant “lover of wisdom.”1 I am not a professional “Philosopher” in the modern sense, but I do love wisdom, and the prayer later on in this post is an outpouring of that love. Before I enter into writing […]

Of Pharisees and Tax Collectors

Reading Time: 2 minutesFrom some of the stuff I’ve seen on Facebook recently, the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector came to mind. To save you the time of looking it up, I’ve posted it below: “Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took […]