2019-04-25: I’m not getting all the hate towards the NFL Draft. Like, I’m not a sportsball guy, but …

2019-04-21: There is no greater sermon than this. Christ is Risen! — St John Chrysostom’s Easter Sermon

2019-04-18: Anyone know of a good Python interop language? Python’s fine for scripting, but I hate writing …

2019-04-18: For me, this Wink outage is the final straw. Loved Wink while it worked, but the writing is on the …

2019-04-17: Come children, let nightmare clown teach you the colors…

2019-04-16: Notre Dame, for me, has been a visible indicator of the state of Christianity in the West. I knew we …

2019-04-14: I will note that Ælfric’s views of Jews is very “period appropriate.” It’s sad to see how that bit …

2019-04-14: Reading the sermons of Ælfric of Eynsham is a little mind blowing. Like, he could preach his sermon …

2019-04-11: Such a great interview with Ekemini Uwan. May God continue to bless her ministry! Pass the Mic

2019-04-09: Sunday I preached about wicked tenants, sons who are actually stones, and judgement. Give it a …

2019-04-08: So, “fun” VDS lecture. Hauerwas, Lindbeck, Milllbank and their schools of theology (narrative, …

2019-04-06: And, my first freely-selected post divinity school book is… Missa Est!: A Missional Liturgical …

2019-04-04: I just submitted my last essay of my MDiv. Man, this feels good! Three lectures and an exam and I go …

2019-04-04: Last essay of my MDiv and I’m still looking up how to cite something in the SBL Handbook. 🤦‍♀️

2019-04-03: People walked out of this? Lord, have mercy! This was amazing! www.youtube.com/watch

2019-04-03: Question: If there were a German language worship service in Nashville, would you be interested?

2019-04-02: “Daddy, I want black Cheerios.”

2019-04-01: Just finished by last mid-term. One essay (Friday) and a final (4 weeks) from being done! PRAISE THE …

2019-03-30: I know it’s all technically weeds, but I think they’re pretty. I love Tennessee in the spring.

2019-03-29: Seriously, people, don’t leave commented out code in your commits. Version control is your history.

2019-03-26: How long this “game” will continue to be fun, I do not know. We will enjoy it, however, while it …

2019-03-26: Now that I’m working from home 3-4 days a week, Daddy Status needed a more permanent place on my …

2019-03-25: Not to bash anyone’s churchmanship, but I am getting a little worried about now Anglican …

2019-03-23: Playing some quality music this morning. 🎵

2019-03-22: JSON Schema is so my jam now. Validation FTW!

2019-03-21: Who in Nashville knows a trustworthy, experienced babysitter? Jennifer and I really need one. …

2019-03-20: NIB 5.25” floppies found by my father-in-law. #retrocomputing

2019-03-19: So, I need ~1500 words for “Women, Psychology, and Religion.” Anyone know a shortish …

2019-03-17: I’m thankful for the ministry of St. Patrick. It took a few generations, but Arnalds have once again …

2019-03-13: Thanks for prayers! Done and passed. I’m two tests and an essay away from my MDiv!

2019-03-13: Defending this project here in a few minutes. Pray for me. 🙏 Seeking a Charitable Orthodoxy

2019-03-09: Such a good album. 🎶

2019-03-08: Hail Mary, full of grace, blessed art thou amongst women… #internationalwomensday

2019-03-08: So, inexpensive, wrinkle-free surplice; where do y’all buy them? #anglican

2019-03-05: So many pancakes about to happen in this kitchen!

2019-03-05: Shrove Tuesday! 🥞 And, then, tomorrow the great, wonderful, and holy season of Lent begins. For me …

2019-03-04: Inspired my last night’s American Idol, what my family is jamming to this morning. 🎶

2019-03-03: Great article. So many left behind in Nashville. — Hard Times at the Stadium Inn

2019-03-02: Rosemary (age 3): “Remeber, God created the earth and died on the cross and Mary cried.” — Thoughts …

2019-03-01: If you’re getting pylint errors in Pre-Commit for your Flask project, pylint v2.3.0 fixes the …

2019-02-28: So, my progressive classmates think Proverbs 31 is anti-woman. What are the best resources from the …

2019-02-27: This is an incredibly helpful summary of what went down at the UMC’s special General Conference this …

2019-02-26: I’m not UMC, but I’m on the edge of my seat to see how today goes. Could we see the first mainline …

2019-02-24: Y’all, Africa is a strong heart of the Church. I’m so thankful for the witness of my African …

2019-02-22: My first, pretty bad, piece of code. • The Magic Variable ‘count’

2019-02-21: One wonders whether when the dust settles […], there might be a genuine ecumenical koinonia, …

2019-02-20: When the Arnold women want tea after dinner, we do it right. ☕️

2019-02-20: It’s interesting to watch folk who intentionally moved to rural areas and continue to support low …

2019-02-18: As always, in a time of need, the Mississippi Mass Choir brings a word. With God’s help, I can make …

2019-02-18: Y’all, pray for me in my last weeks at VDS. I’m at my breaking point. 🙏

2019-02-17: Standing in this ancient tradition of English Catholicity each and every day is to be fed by …

2019-02-16: Y’all, this is seriously so good! Creation, Fall, Exodus, Exile, Messiah, and New Creation in a …

2019-02-16: ‘No Creed But the Bible’ Subverts the Bible • Better said: “The Three Creeds, Nicene Creed, …

2019-02-15: It’s happened. I’ve been so deep into Python I forgot a semicolon in some Perl code today. Lord, …

2019-02-10: Today I preached in a place that allows electronic devices. Give it a listen and, if you’re in East …

2019-02-08: I think one of the greatest feelings in software development is bringing an order to chaos.

2019-02-05: Reading Freud — don’t ask — I’m taken by how the Church became classified as the crazy ones contra …

2019-02-04: As a German-speaker, I read “Kinder Dating” very differently…

2019-02-03: Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ, et concepit de Spiritu Sancto. Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus …

2019-02-03: A month into my “Women, Psychology, and Religion” course at VDS, I still haven’t found a more …

2019-01-29: I think this should be the official logo of Windows.

2019-01-28: Y’all, just a periodic reminder to contact me if you’ve got any 80s or 90s computers or handhelds …

2019-01-27: Dinosaurs!

2019-01-27: Happy Birthday Oliver!

2019-01-26: My top songs of 2018 on Spotify.

2019-01-24: Cron in Docker with Debian Slim

2019-01-23: When Debian says “slim” they mean it. No syslog!

2019-01-23: Anyone know if there’s a modern, ten key less version of the Model M or F keyboard? I’m getting …

2019-01-19: Adventures in Alabama

2019-01-15: Pre-commit is the bomb. Great way to enforce standards and ensure quality before code even hits the …

2019-01-15: Black (Python formatter) > Autopep 👨‍💻

2019-01-12: iOS auto suggestions has something to say about my theology. #theotokos

2019-01-11: At what point does this thing become “cute”?

2019-01-09: Does anyone know the current status of the ACNA “electronic” hymnal? I haven’t heard anything new …

2019-01-09: I bought an inexpensive mechanical keyboard, Velocifire TKLO1, for my office days. For $40 it isn’t …

2019-01-07: Chia Pets are gross.

2019-01-07: I’ve more or less automated getting our parish’s sermons online each week. — Automated Weekly Sermon …

2019-01-05: There is something especially perverse about patriotic Christmas themes.

2019-01-02: It looks like my last semester at VDS is going to be super “fun.” Lord, have mercy upon me!

2019-01-01: Maybe it’s the Christmas spirit, but I’m finding Ezekiel to be a wonderful, grace-filled …

2018-12-31: Anyone have experience using Scoop instead of Chocolately? Haven’t had great luck with the …

2018-12-29: Reading through Ezekiel this stood out to me. > “Son of man, stand upon your feet, and I …

2018-12-28: How Arnolds/Berrys do Christmas tea service.

2018-12-24: Son: bronchitis & double ear infection; Daughter: end of a cold; Wife: virus & sore throat …

2018-12-22: Service of the Word: Epiphany Advent Reflection You might not have realized it, but each Sunday at Epiphany we participate in two services, not just …

2018-12-19: This is so good! Lots to think on as I prepare to preach Mary’s Song tomorrow. • The Mary We Never …

2018-12-19: Ember Day Letter to Bishop ==> ✅

2018-12-19: “Advent, Vol. 1.” by The Brilliance is such a great Advent album! So good, I’m going to miss it come …

2018-12-15: Aldi’s Winking Owl cabernet drinks better than a three-dollar wine should. 🍷

2018-12-15: Mitch Miller and the Gang. Not bad, actually.

2018-12-15: I’m not a huge fan of “Mary, Did you Know,” but when my almost 3-year-old daughter is obsessed with …

2018-12-14: It’s avro.schema.parse in Python 2 but avro.schema.Parse in Python 3! Why?!?!?!?

2018-12-13: The GDP MicroPC looks really exciting to me. Small and affordable . — GPD MicroPC is a tiny $299 …

2018-12-13: Does Chocolately actually work for anyone? About 60% of the installs I do just fail. Not a Homebrew …

2018-12-13: Remember, remember your ember day letters!

2018-12-12: “Believe” in who or what? That is the question.

2018-12-12: But, it is pretty nice to have hardware that supports USB A devices without a dongle.

2018-12-12: How in the world does a PC laptop lose 60% of its battery when powered off sitting in a laptop bag …

2018-12-10: Only in America. 🇺🇸

2018-12-09: Tonight’s Christmas album. 🎺🎷🎼🇲🇽

2018-12-07: So, what’s a good, quiet mechanical keyboard for <$40? I’m getting the Laptop Pro for home, but …

2018-12-07: Sarum Rite Collect for Purity Deus, cui omne cor patet et omnis voluntas loquitur, et quem nullum latet secretum, purifica per …

2018-12-05: I’m excited to preach on Malachi tomorrow at jail. Advent themes of God’s wrath and judgement come …

2018-12-03: You know what I haven’t done since Friday at 4 o’clock? Worked or been contacted by work. It truly …

2018-12-02: Though I’m not a fan of the name — I’d like to at least get to keep Advent as a …

2018-12-01: The Arnold family Christmas tree has arrived.

2018-12-01: Python support in VS Code is really good. If you haven’t given it a try in a while, you really …

2018-11-29: After months and months of reading and work, I just turned in the final draft of my MDiv project. So …

2018-11-28: It’s been two long, late nights, but I’ve got ~7,000 words engaging ecumenical Eucharist services …

2018-11-23: “My family never owned slaves.” — “Slavery was long before anyone alive was born.” • This might be …

2018-11-23: New shortcut for sharing URLs to Pinboard with multiple tags. Pin URL with Tags

2018-11-22: May God bless you and your family as we close the year and approach the feast of Christ our King and …

2018-11-21: I’m loving Hug for 95% of my µ-service needs, but that 5% not covered in the very light docs are …

2018-11-21: Starting my morning off compiling Perl 5.18.2 on WSL Unbuntu, as you do. 🤓

2018-11-18: Behind Every Inflatable Santa is a Person with a Soul — This is something I must remind myself as …

2018-11-17: Any Python devs out there with experience using Hug to build micro-services? I’d love to know …

2018-11-16: Today is my first day back as a full-time software developer. I am beyond excited. Management was …

2018-11-13: Amazon adding IT jobs is going to be great for Nashville devs. — I hope all the tax incentives are …

2018-11-13: Amazon adding IT jobs is going to be great for Nashville devs. — I hope companies are paying …

2018-11-12: How I convert Word documents to Markdown while preserving footnotes. • Word to Markdown Conversion …

2018-11-11: A perfect Tennessee autumn dinner: grilled cheese and soup. 🍂

2018-11-10: The Christmas show at Dollywood was surprisingly good. Only theogical critique was Mary’s song …

2018-11-10: This is not how you restore Jesus to Christmas!

2018-11-07: MDiv Final Project Feedback If you have ~30 minutes of time, it would be greatly appreciated if you could read through the very …

2018-11-06: ”He finally came to see white Christians as the weaker sibling described by Paul in his letters to …

2018-11-04: The Thelio is looking very tempting. Is it time to give desktop Linux another try? Can I really …

2018-11-03: Why in the world does West Virginia have 88 octane?!?!

2018-11-02: Only through the introduction to Schillebeeckx’s “The Eucharist” and it’s 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 This is going to be …

2018-11-02: The Church of the Epiphany in East Nashville has finally arrived in Pittsburgh. I’ll be at …

2018-11-01: Preaching Psalm 13, Deut 6:4-9, and John 17:20-26 tonight. We’re going to confront hate with God’s …

2018-10-31: Happy Halloween from the Arnolds! 🎃

2018-10-30: Very excited to read this with a group of clergy people next month! 📚

2018-10-30: I’ve spent the last year with an iPad Pro. It is a truly great laptop replacement for me. Desktop …

2018-10-30: The new Mac mini gives me hope for a proper Mac Pro. I do wonder, however, what a mini with an eGPU …

2018-10-29: I registered for my final semester at Vanderbilt today. Only months to go! Praise God!

2018-10-29: “One time there was God and he was beautiful and sweet and kind.” - Rosemary Arnold, age 2

2018-10-28: Greek-speaking friends: Would οὔπω ὁλοτελεῖς (oupó holoteleis) work for “not yet complete/whole”?

2018-10-27: Nothing like fresh pumpkin seeds on a chilly fall day.

2018-10-24: Ten Influential Books for Me The below — in the order they were added to Goodreads — are books that have been influential to my …

2018-10-23: I saw this in Green Hills on my way to a lunch meeting. So. Many. Questions.

2018-10-23: A great sin of the congregationalist church is seeing the local church as a business franchise. …

2018-10-23: There’s some deeply poor theology in calling baptism Sunday “Yes to Jesus Sunday.” Baptism is …

2018-10-21: “Christ was the word who spake it, he took the bread and brake it, and as the word did make …

2018-10-20: Speaking of Schillebeeckx. I really need to get his Dutch-language works on my wishlist. Maybe my …

2018-10-20: When you learn that Edward Schillebeeckx agreed with the direction your final project is going… 😍

2018-10-18: This fence does a pretty good job at keeping my brothers inside, but it is far too small to stop my …

2018-10-18: On problem with my little Nespresso machine. The smaller cup size means I’ve already drunk it …

2018-10-17: lex orandi, lex credendi — Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says …

2018-10-17: I think pastor-theologian is a misnomer. To shepherd, to preach, to teach and disciple is precisely …

2018-10-15: Just got information about commencement in the mail!!!!! Praise God, I’m nearly there!

2018-10-15: Monsters by Eric Church is a song that can preach!

2018-10-12: Unpopular, but true, opinion: Gentleman Jack is better than Johnnie Walker Black Label.

2018-10-12: I like to call this the “heck no” aisle.

2018-10-11: This and a giant stack of PDFs has resulted in nearly 30 pages of a final M.Div. project. Two more …

2018-10-10: Set-up and ready to do some live user testing for Ministry Grid this afternoon. #buildwhatmatters

2018-10-09: Thursday the State of Tennessee will order some humans to kill another human with poison. This …

2018-10-08: Zehn Jahre später, frage ich mich immer noch “Wer erklärt mir wie das hier …

2018-10-08: No matter what the sign says, these peaches will not taste like doughnuts!

2018-10-08: Seriously Archbishops’ Commission on Intercommunion, you spelled it Intercommunion To-day?!? …

2018-10-07: This is precisely how I feel delving into this topic! Intercommunion in my context must be …

2018-10-05: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Jail Sermon • “he has spoken to us by his son” LISTEN! “he …

2018-10-04: Somewhere out there is a young adult or youth wanting to join a small parish and take over their …

2018-10-04: I hand wrote tonight’s sermon outline. I must say, it was a pretty good process. We’ll see how well …

2018-10-03: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work is by far the best business book I have ever read! 📚

2018-10-03: Sometimes I fantasize about a serious, orthodox, Christian services and publishing house run by …

2018-10-02: May They All Be One endnote 4, on Anglican usage of “the Catholic Church.”

2018-10-02: Any little-c catholics (Anglican, Lutheran, Roman, Orthodox, etc.) out there with experiences of …

2018-10-01: It was a beautiful afternoon for a bike ride over the Cumberland.

2018-09-30: Praise God; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Mississippi Mass Choir

2018-09-30: I’m excited to celebrate 150 years of Christian ministry with St. James AME this morning. Join us at …

2018-09-29: A Collect for Coffee ☕️ #NationalCoffeeDay

2018-09-27: A great podcast episode on DevOps research and practices. 🤓 •• overcast.fm

2018-09-24: “Nobis Canon unus in Scripta relatus a Deo, Duo Testamenta, Tria Symbola, Quatuor Priora Concilia, …

2018-09-24: Wait. People fell for the browser built by a giant corporation thing again? Tsk, tsk. Why I’m done …

2018-09-24: Great to see I am not the only one asking hard questions about Baptist relationship with the greater …

2018-09-23: Sunday, fun day. :-)

2018-09-23: How might I discover if the ACNA accepts the Lima agreement and other ecumenical agreements endorsed …

2018-09-20: Come on now! I just picked the book up this morning!

2018-09-19: This take by @ayjay on the Evangelical church’s relation with empire is 💯. Evangelicals, …

2018-09-18: As someone who preaches from his iPad, I’m extremely excited about voice memos for iPad in iOS …

2018-09-17: Anyone out there in Anglican social media have any updates on the Anglican version of the ESV? I …

2018-09-16: Today’s sermon I preached on Mark 9:14-29, James 2, and prayer can be found here.

2018-09-16: Cool beans. I’ll start referring to Mormonism as the “restored gospel of Jesus Christ” when the …

2018-09-15: It’s crazy cool when the Holy Spirit takes a sermon in a direction you never expected. I had …

2018-09-15: Officially rocking the bike minivan. Looking forward to greenway time with the kids! 👨‍👧‍👦

2018-09-15: Unfortunately many organizations are driven by fear and power. Thus, there is little room for …

2018-09-15: In leadership, some full-faith action is often better than none. A failed action implemented and …

2018-09-14: Wife to Toddler: “Are you a little eavesdropper?” Toddler: “I’m not a cheese popper!”

2018-09-12: Thanks to good filters in Feedly and staying off Twitter, I have no idea what was announced today. …

2018-09-11: If one preaches in an air conditioned, purpose built structure, to wealthy church folk can one …

2018-09-09: The Feldschlößchen Urbock on special at Aldi is 💯. • Preiswerte deutsches Bier ist immer noch …

2018-09-08: Public Service Announcement • This is not a test. • Deutsche Küche has arrived at Aldi! • 🇩🇪🍺🥨

2018-09-08: Toddler prayers: “God, help me not be scared. Help me no sharks. Amen.” 🦈

2018-09-06: The Christian God is the Lord of peace, life, and comfort. Early Christians were pacifists and …

2018-09-06: If my “hobby” were used by unstable, sick people in acts of terrorism and death, I think I would …

2018-09-04: Nota bene: I currently don’t vote Republican, either. • I’m just saying it would be …

2018-09-04: You know, if Democrats would take a fully pro-life stance — anti-abortion, anti-death penalty, …

2018-09-01: My tricky toddler found out how to extend bed time. Me (at door): “Night, night. Daddy loves you.” …

2018-08-31: I’m so tired of having things spoiled. I’m muting “leak” and “leaks” so I can keep …

2018-08-30: Anyone in Anglican Internet know where you can get PDFs of CoE House of Bishops statements? …

2018-08-30: My kingdom for a Bible site that exports selections without verse number and footnotes…

2018-08-29: I’m preaching Mark 7 and Isaiah 29 tomorrow in jail. They’re going to get some Lutheran …

2018-08-28: If there are any churches, ministries, or non-profits in need of help with technology, give me a …

2018-08-25: Rosé: the Diet Mountain Dew of wines.

2018-08-25: A brief, and very rough, apology for Prayer Book worship written for a class. • Why Worship with a …

2018-08-25: I very much agree with Gruber. Apollo is a great app. I never used Reddit before Apollo. It’s still …

2018-08-24: Asked my wife why all her old DVDs were the 4:3 ratio instead of original release. She said, “I …

2018-08-24: A good Bordeaux is a great way to start my final semester off. That and about 30 PDFs on Anglican …

2018-08-23: We literally walked past the envelope getting icecream tonight because we had no idea what was going …

2018-08-23: I’m referencing Billy Sunday in the context of software automation. Sometimes Christian IT …

2018-08-23: I just submitted my last paper and assignment for the summer semester! 🎊 — Vanderbilt’s fall …

2018-08-22: “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the …

2018-08-22: “You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in …

2018-08-21: I am really excited about the Tropico 6 announcement and Anno 1800. A casual gaming PC for these, …

2018-08-21: I find it intriguing that one could be upset about an animal cracker box change while remaining …

2018-08-20: I’m super excited about the prospect of a more flexible Mac Mini. When I replace my 2013 iMac, …

2018-08-20: Rosemary yesterday pointing to the altar, “This is where Jesus gives us bread.” — At least I know …

2018-08-20: I thought my clover was dead, but with all the rain of late it looks like a leprechaun’s playground. …

2018-08-19: According to Rosemary, this sign says, “The Arnolds go to Church. I love you.” That works for me. 💚

2018-08-19: I’m 1200 - 1500 words away from my first and last summer semester. The final drive to …

2018-08-18: I really enjoy how this stoner thought a hand-written sign with an unreadable Facebook page was the …

2018-08-17: Listing to our entire music library on shuffle. College and the mid-2000s were a time of many …

2018-08-17: Last week I had another opportunity to preach at the jail. • “Taste and see that the Lord is good” …

2018-08-17: Hugo 0.47 just eliminated two JavaScript libraries from my Gulp file. hugo build --minify is way …