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
Lie in, off to an outreach thing ont the council estate near the churc:
bouncy castle, free hot-dogs, cakes & drinks - Pete doing a storming job
in some goal-shooting game; fun in the sun.
Home, babes to bed - played "hang-man" in the garden with Hannah,
seemingly 3 letter words are hard to beat, or just obscure ones: "coccyx" a
personal favorite. Woked the babes up - very unhappy & sleepy.
Interesting chat with Heather about prayer for Israel: which of course,
has to be a good thing in itself. It's always interesting to me - the several
steps in the chain from a solid faith in Christ, to eschatological views I can
understand but don't share, to the leap that we should (somehow) be actively
involved in ensuring prophecy is fulfilled (God is surely strong enough to
accomplish this himself), and yet further to almost unqualified support for evil
done to fulfill some people's idea of what God said will happen. For me, it is
sad to see those who should yearn to
act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with their God end up
twisted in knots by speculative theology, and apparently going in a different
Play, tea, bath, bed. Fine Gordon sermon
He Built an Altar on Genesis 12.
Some fascinating insights.
The altar as an analog of
Kuduru stones - marking out land as belonging to various people - erected by kings
almost like a title deed. Indeed, 'altars' being created not
always to sacrifice on but apparently for a similar purpose.
The radical difference in the Israelite altar vs. pagan ones:
worshiping the God 'who is', built very simply with un-dressed stones:
with the maker's marks un-blemished by man's. cf. the law of the altar:
either just earth for sacrifices, or un-dressed stones.
God's ultimate ownership of everything, as soverign - whether
palestine, England, or our lives: Abraham's confession of himself as
God's own: calling on the name of the Lord.
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)