"But when the kindness of God our Saviour and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

Why God Is Not a Megalomaniac in Demanding to Be Worshiped

Very good overview and defense of the Biblical teaching that God is seeking His own glory.

Logic Grid

Interactive cellular automata system.

4 Programming Paradigms In 40 Minutes

Helpful crash-course on 4 major programming paradigms.

On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules

This paper discusses modularization as a mechanism for improving the flexibility and comprehensibility of a system while allowing the shortening of its development time.

Politics and the English Language

Wonderful essay addressing some issues with the use of the English language as well as some important strategies for good writing.

State of Theology Survey

Fascinating survey of theological understanding (with a really good data explorer).

Cognitive Dimensions of Notations

Interesting article which presents a framework for thinking about the benefits and potential impacts of a notational system.

Two Notes on Notation

Interesting thoughts on notation especially as they relate to the mathematical concepts of the Iverson Bracket and Stirling Numbers. [ 0 ]

"The resurrection of Jesus our Lord entitles us to conceive of God's omnipotence not as mere unqualified power, but as power no less than infinite engaged in the work of man's salvation from sin."

Arxiv Sanity

Great site for searching and finding new research papers from arxiv.org

IOT Will Destroy Us All

A talk on the (real) dangers of IOT devices.

Religious Affections

Helpful book defining and describing the role of 'Affections' in genuine faith.

Chris Harrison's Research

A list of inspiring projects that Chris Harrison has worked on.

"He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion."

Morning Paper

An interesting/influential/important paper from the world of CS every weekday morning, as selected by Adrian Colyer.

"The business of religion is, from time to time, compared to those exercises, wherein men are wont to have their hearts and strength greatly exercised and engaged; such as running, wrestling, or agonizing for a great prize or crown, and fighting with strong enemies that seek our lives, and warring as those that by violence take a city or kingdom."

Proof

Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace.

"That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull and lifeless wouldings, raising us but a little above a state of indifference: God, in his Word, greatly insists upon it, that we be in good earnest, fervent in spirit, and our hearts vigorously engaged in religion..."

Till We Have Faces

In my opinion, this is one of C.S. Lewis's best works and it is one of my favorite books of all time.

"As more and more effort and money were devoted to solving these problems, researchers developed not the expected solutions but a deep respect for their intractability. Problems that were once supposed to take a few years at most - machine translation, machine vision, machine locomotion - became entire fields. Although brute-force statistics has often provided improved performance, many take the view that in such cases the form approaches have not improved our understanding of the conceptual processes at work."

"Our mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

Department of Amphibological Research

A fun site misusing image processing system to create fictitious, new creatures.

Moda Spira

Beautiful, sublime music.

Online Geometry Puzzles

Fun (and challenging) geometry puzzles.

Legible Mathematics

Sketches of an interactive arithmetic for programming.

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

The Consolation of Philosophy

A delightful and thought-provoking book both for the philosophical questions it raises (e.g. Is happiness the chief end of man? Should it be? How is this to be achieved?) and for its historical role as a precursor to (or as Dante claims, the start of) Scholasticism.

"A calendar is a moral document."

The Consequences of Ideas

An introduction to the ideas that have shaped our culture.

The Perspicuity of Scripture

An introduction to the doctrine of the perspicuity (clarity) of scripture.

Prayer as Worship

Based on Matthew 6:9-10, John MacArthur argues that prayer ought to be an act of worship that is focused on God rather than our selfish needs.

Kill Math

Bret Victor presents his case why math needs a new interface.

MagicInk

Thought-provoking article describing why 'interactive' software and a focus on 'interactivity' is misguided. The focus should be on the effective (this is defined in the article) display of information and on context-sensitive software that significantly reduces the need for interactivity.

"It appears to me that they who in proof of any assertion rely simply on the weight of authority, without adducing any arguments in support of it, act absurdly. I, on the contrary, wish to be allowed freely to question and freely to answer you without any sort of adulation, as well becomes those who are in search of truth"

"Philosophy is written in this grand book the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and to read the alphabet in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one wanders about in a dark labyrinth"

Computers in Math Education

Math education needs a paradigm shift away from forcing students to perform calculations (which computers can easily do) and towards teaching kids how to formulate questions, program tests, and validate results.

"To have brought humanity, more senseless than stones, to the dignity of angels through bare words, and faith alone, without any hard work, is indeed a rich and glorious mystery. It is just as if one were to take a dog, quite consumed with hunger and the mange, foul and loathsome to see, and not so much as able to move but lying passed out, and make him all at once into a human being and to display him upon the royal throne."

A Short History of the Interpretation of the Bible

Helpful introduction considering how Biblical interpretation has developed and changed over time.

The Most Beautiful Program Ever Written

An introduction to a Lisp interpreter written in Lisp.

"Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton."

Advice for early-career developers

Some thoughts on how to start and continue a great career in the software industry.

The Prince and the Pauper

Delightful story set in Victorian England about two boys identical in appearance; one a prince and one a pauper.

Work on Breakable Toy Projects

Experience is built upon failure, yet you work in an environment that does not allow for failure. Budget for failure by designing and building toy systems that are similar to the systems you build at work in toolset but not in scope.

Humane Representation of Thought

We have locked ourselves into a system where 'thought' and 'work' uses only a limit set of our innate abilities. To achieve a more humane representation of thought, we should change this.

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

"I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."

Future of Programming

We have locked ourselves in a box we call 'Programming' and need to get outside of it.

Inventing on Principle

Creators should have guiding principle(s) that influence *how* they do their work.

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."

Mystery of the Trinity

A wonderful introduction to the Biblical and historical roots of the doctrine of the Trinity.

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

"Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter."