This, I believe, constitutes a hostile work environment.

I was struck this morning studying Ezekiel 37 with my Bible study group. Ezekiel 37 so clearly announces the Incarnation and bodily resurrection. God’s answer to exile (from Israel and from him) is to take on humanity and forever redeem it. Thanks be to God!

You know, at times it’s almost as if corporate security actively seeks out ways to make developers unhappy at their jobs. You trust me to write, deploy, and monitor the software that runs your business, but not to correctly use my workstation?!?!

To answer my own question, the Lord’s Prayer was “modernized” from the English tradition used in 1662 and elsewhere with the first American BCP in 1789.

The RSV is an underrated translation. I’ve been using it near-exclusively for the last year and I’ve really enjoyed it.

So, I’ve started on occasion to pray the morning office from 1662. I’ve noticed the Lord’s Prayer in 1662 is different from the “traditional language” prayer we all use in American Anglicanism, Methodism, etc. Does anyone know why this is?

”Freu dich über all das Gute, das der Herr, dein Gott, dir schenkt — und allen, die zu dir gehören! Teile deine Freude auch mit dem Leviten und dem Fremden, der bei dir lebt!” (5. Mose 26:11)

Hör gut zu! Wir teilen unsere Freude mit Bürger und Fremden gleich!

Follow-up review: In the month and a half since I finished Atomic Habits I’ve successfully started and maintained a new morning routine of prayer, reading, and writing. James’ gradual approach to establishing new habits does work.

“We reject the pretensions of nationalism to usurp our highest loyalties. National identity has no bearing on the debts of love we owe other sons and daughters of God. …all human beings are our neighbors regardless of citizenship status.”

Against the New Nationalism

“… as Americans we owe each other a distinct allegiance and must put each other first.”

This, for me is problematic coming from Christians. Our allegiance is to the Body made real in Baptism and Communion. Christ’s Body transcends all time and place.

Against the Dead Consensus

I asked for Encarta 98 — deluxe, no less — for Christmas and got it. I could spend hours in Encarta learning and reading about anything. • I Miss MS Encarta

The progressive left is not a friend to Christianity. The American Solidarity Party gives me hope for another way forward for politically active believers. overcast.fm

Y’all, corporate Agile ™ will kill your soul. If you want agility and developer happiness, be agile. If you want to reduce risk, have predictability, and detailed monitoring, just stick with whatever you were doing before. You can’t be agile.

At the new J.O.B. I consciously elected to keep work communications off my phone. Though I’ve never been asked to install anything, I’m interested by the unspoken social/cultural pressures that continually temp me to do so.

I just finished the summer issue of Plough Quarterly. It is a timely issue for the present moment when poverty and racism fuel by Mammon-obsessed capitalism explode in our country. I pray God sends leaders to guide us to a Christian society.

Is it just me or does every Kafka producer/consumer — no matter the language — seem like a giant hack by the time one is done writing it?

Rosemary’s fresh, new interpretation of the bologna sandwich.

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