If you identify your congregation by a person (pastor or leader) other than Christ, either you're not in the right church or you're not the right kind of Christian.

Christ does not brook the exaltation of man. The church belongs to him. No person has the right to be known for the work of Christ. ...continue reading



The shortcut you think may save you time and grief may never get you to your destination. It may seem the quickest way. It promises to reroute you, past the hard incline, around the boulders, and over bogs. But it may well end in the thick of the forest, where it throws you into a tangle of briars and limbs and crevices from which you cannot extricate yourself. ...continue reading

open-source-social-mediaFederation. Decentralization. Privacy. Ownership. Open-source social media has sought its niche in one or more of these concepts. I've dabbled, followed, had a small impact in some of these projects, but I've never installed any of them. (Not counting WordPress, BoltWire, and various wikis.)

My perspective is that of user experience. A developer would take quite a different tack to discuss technical issues. I'm sure I use only a bit of the potential in these projects. I mention them below in the order that I remember joining. ...continue reading

J. Randal

Tell me what you think of this theme? Called Tiny Forge, it seems to have pretty much what I'm looking for. We'll see. Don't be surprised, however, if I do change again before long. Oh, and does the mountain picture take up too much space? That can be removed.