31 Jul 2018
Greg Howlett is a Christian concert pianist and recording artist. I found him while searching for free sheet music online in 2010 or 2011 (I think).
I consider Greg’s lessons and blog posts on music as gems for self-taught hymn playing pianists like me. I have always wondered how musicians create good sounding music, and here he is teaching, using simple and easy to understand words, how to make beautiful music.
26 Jul 2018
First of all I would just like to say that I’m not an Uncle Bob fanatic . I’m a fan but not a fanatic. I have even written before on something I disagree with Uncle Bob, but it was not about programming.
And I’m also aware that Uncle Bob is against this fanaticism about the ideas and practices he is presenting:
… In 1999, when Kent Beck and I decided to put our energies into the promotion of Extreme Programming, we feared that we could be starting a religion instead of a movement, and vowed to fight ritualism when it arose. This concern and vow was expressed again in the 2001 meeting that produced the Agile Manifesto…
— from The True Corruption of Agile
19 Jul 2018
(NOTE: Updated Aug 4, 2018 so it will not sound angry or harsh )
People ask, “What kind of a loving God could be filled with wrath.?”
But any loving person is often filled with wrath.
— Timothy Keller
05 Jul 2018
Last January, Uncle Bob wrote a blog post where points out some inconsistencies in a blog post by GeePaw Hill (who, I later learned, is a friend of his and a former employee).
03 Jul 2018
I think that is like saying, “If we don’t have a perfect creation, then we don’t have a perfect God”.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
That statement in the title… I said that to myself about 12 years ago.
You see, I was raised up in an environment where people believe that the word of God is perfect. And by the “word of God” we mean the Bible, both the Old and New Testatments.
“The law of the LORD is perfect…” — from the Psalms
And if you are familiar with the Bible, you might also know that there are lots of Bibles in the world. I mean, there are lots of different versions of the Bible — lots of translations. In English for example, there are these: KJV, RSV, ESV, NASB, NIV, NLT, ERV, BBE, CEV, TLB, etc.
24 May 2018
I remember saying that to myself many years ago. And what I meant by that is “the Christian life is impossible to live”. The standard is too high. I can’t live it.
And I think I was right!