This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Sunday, up late, very quick breakfast & just in time
for morning church, good sermon - on the evil of the tounge, what
a small part of the body it is and what evil it can cause [ also the
fingers mostly in my case ] -
James 3. Rather personaly challenging.
- Lunch in the park by the paddling pool.
- Wandered over to the Charles playhouse to buy tickets
for the Blue Man Group, watched
people pedaling flat bottomed pleasure boats around in the park, and
headed back for a quick guiness in the bar before the performance.
Performance really rather good, a number of rather wry looks at the
information age, art and commentary, lots of good music, and not as
much paint exposure as expected.
- Back through the park, to a short seminar on the
Christian in the workplace - met some nice people and learned much.
- Onto Gorden preaching on the giving of the holy spirit
Acts 2:1-21. Very convincing explanantion of the gift of tounges as
free vocalization and thus, the gift of itself not being any more
miraculous than the gifs of teaching, the giving of liberality etc. but
merely the human voice overflowing into the inarticulate langauge of love.
Various interesting points:
- Linguistic analysis of recorded western tounges
reveales that only the 51-52 phones used in western
speech are used - this conflicts rather strongly with
the view that some ancient or existing language is
spoken, since semetic languages, african etc. etc all
use a different phone-set.
- All of Christ's eartly minstries are contined by his
earthly body - the Church - healing the sick,
interceeding for people, preaching and teaching the good
news, fighting injustice etc. But one - speaking in
parables and enterpreting them for the disciples might
seem to have no NT equivalent. Tonges + Enterpretation
neatly fills this hole.
- Tongues as the fullfilment of Moses' wish in
- The disordered mass utterance of tounges in Acts 2,
as in Numbers 11:25, but they did not do so again
an exuberant sign, of the fulfilled promise - to be
repeated in sensible order with enterpretation in future.
- A parallel miracle of discernment amongst some of the
hearers of Peter that they were able to discern God's
praise in their tounges - while others only said they were
drunk - a fair assesment of someone free-vocalizing probably.
- Met Iain afterwards, bought dinner, sat in the park and eat
bagels again ... back to bed.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)