Lord Acton on History

February 11, 2019 - Lord Acton's Letter to Archbishop Mandell Creighton

Towards a Theory of Software Development Expertise

February 11, 2019 - Very interesting article that provides a theoretical framework for programming expertise draws some helpful implications from it.

Must I Learn How to Interpret the Bible?

February 5, 2019 - This article demonstrates the importance of studying and considering how we interpret the Bible by providing twelve guidelines for determining whether or not a text is normative to us today.

Recursive Drawing

February 4, 2019 - Fun site that which provides an interesting interface for creating works of art and mathematical demonstration.

Against Monosemy

February 3, 2019 - A review of Charles Ruhl's book on Monosemy.

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics

February 1, 2019 - An official statement on hermeneutics from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy in 1982.

Modern Linguistics Versus Traditional Hermeneutics

January 30, 2019 - An analysis of the similarities and differences between modern linguistics and traditional, grammatical-historical hermeneutics.

Modernity, Postmodernity - What in the world are they?

January 28, 2019 - Sketches of the philosophical foundations of modernism and postmodernism as well as an analysis of how they relate to the Christian worldview.

Programming Paradigms for Dummies: What Every Programmer Should Know

January 28, 2019 - In depth, technical introduction to programming paradigms by way of a taxonomy of 30 paradigms.

Biblical Theology and the Analogy of Faith

January 26, 2019 - Fascinating article critiquing the analogy of faith and arguing that it actually undermines the principle of "Sola Scriptura".

Exegetical Fallacies: Common Interpretive Mistakes Every Student Must Avoid

January 26, 2019 - This article presents seven exegetical fallacies which are common to scholars and students alike.

Hermeneutics and The Theological Task

January 26, 2019 - This article addresses the misuse and proper use of the analogy of faith in hermeneutics cautioning against the abuse of this principle which would undermine a gramatico-historical interpretation.

Current Hermeneutical Trends: Toward Explanation or Obfuscation?

January 25, 2019 - A call to clarify definitions of words like "Hermeneutics", "Meaning", and "Exegesis" for the sake of greater clarity. He also points out a shift in focus from the Bible as divinely inspired, understandable, and helpful to a skeptical cynicism.

Redrawing the Line Between Hermeneutics and Application

January 25, 2019 - An article arguing that, in leaving the grammatico-historical principles, the New Hermeneutic has made application part of the Hermeneutic process "thereby confusing definitions of hermeneutics, exegesis, meaning, and interpretation"

A Critical Examination of Jonathan Edwards’s Doctrine of the Trinity

January 15, 2019 - This work examines Jonathan Edward's view of the trinity, especially focusing on his understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit. The author argues that "while his restatement of Augustinian orthodoxy served the church well during a time of great doctrinal heterodoxy, it created some problems of its own".

Graded Reader Creator

January 12, 2019 - Tool for creating graded readers (especially for New Testament Greek).

Research Debt

January 12, 2019 - On the challenges of the research-debt faced by any beginners in a new field

The Harmful Consequences of Postel's Maxim

January 2, 2019 - In this RFC, Martin Thomson critiques Postel's maxim, a foundation principle for internet protocols, primarily by pointing out the long term costs of what Thomson calls the "Protocol Decay Hypothesis".

The Strenuous Life

December 30, 2018 - This speech, by Theodore Roosevelt, is a tremendous encouragement to use the comforts and blessings we enjoy in the Western world as a means to make a difference. “A man can be freed from the necessity of work only by the fact that he or his fathers before him have worked to good purpose. If the freedom thus purchased is used aright, and the man still does actual work, though of a different kind, whether as a writer or as a general, whether in the field of politics or in the field of exploration and adventure, he shows he deserves his good fortune. [ 0 ]

Translation Party

December 29, 2018 - Fun site which takes a phrase in English and translates it back and forth between English and Japanese until a consistent (and often humorous) translation is found.

Illustrations of the Logic of Science: How to Make our Ideas Clear

December 24, 2018 - One of the founding essays for the philosophy of Pragmaticism.

What's a Mathematician to do?

December 14, 2018 - An honest and soul-searching question about finding meaning and significance and making an impact in a deep and rich discipline.

Greek New Testament Reader

November 22, 2018 - The Greak New Testament in an easy-to-read format with a helpful search feature and lexicon.

Tell Culture

November 15, 2018 - A fascinating article about what it would be like to live in a 'tell culture' where communication is more focused on creating common knowledge than making implicit, subliminal requests.

Logic Grid

November 13, 2018 - Interactive cellular automata system.

On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules

November 12, 2018 - 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

November 7, 2018 - 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

October 29, 2018 - Fascinating survey of theological understanding (with a really good data explorer).

Cognitive Dimensions of Notations

October 26, 2018 - Interesting article which presents a framework for thinking about the benefits and potential impacts of a notational system.

Two Notes on Notation

October 26, 2018 - Interesting thoughts on notation especially as they relate to the mathematical concepts of the Iverson Bracket and Stirling Numbers. [ 0 ]

Arxiv Sanity

October 12, 2018 - Great site for searching and finding new research papers from arxiv.org

Morning Paper

September 28, 2018 - An interesting/influential/important paper from the world of CS every weekday morning, as selected by Adrian Colyer.

Department of Amphibological Research

August 17, 2018 - A fun site misusing image processing system to create fictitious, new creatures.

Online Geometry Puzzles

August 15, 2018 - Fun (and challenging) geometry puzzles.

Legible Mathematics

August 4, 2018 - Sketches of an interactive arithmetic for programming.

The Perspicuity of Scripture

July 25, 2018 - An introduction to the doctrine of the perspicuity (clarity) of scripture.

Kill Math

July 17, 2018 - Bret Victor presents his case why math needs a new interface.

MagicInk

July 15, 2018 - 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.

Computers in Math Education

July 3, 2018 - 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.

Advice for early-career developers

June 23, 2018 - Some thoughts on how to start and continue a great career in the software industry.

Work on Breakable Toy Projects

June 23, 2018 - 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.