Author Archives: Hugh

God, Mathematics, and Beauty

I’ve wondered recently about beauty. Why are some things beautiful and other things aren’t? Why is it that a thing can be beautiful to one person, but hideous to another? Why is it that beauty often defies definition, yet we … Continue reading

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Life is a highway? More like mowing a lawn.

I love being able to devote long blocks of time to one thing. Interruptions really throw me. So the idea that “life is a highway” sounds great — cruise control, no turns, put it in high gear and leave it … Continue reading

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I’m Making This Up As I Go (Just Like I Planned)

Thoughts on serendipity and planning… Happy As A Dog Chasing Cars My favorite part of The Dark Knight is when the Joker is talking to Harvey Dent in the hospital, and he says: “Do I really look like a guy … Continue reading

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A Heaven Worth Looking Forward To

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old … Continue reading

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Why Software Defies Intuition (and why my wife “gets it” now)

Let’s say you’re creating a website. Your customer comes with his hat in his hand, saying, “I know you built out the whole website using Comic Sans, but now we need the whole thing redone using Arial. It turns out … Continue reading

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A warehouse of beliefs, or a workshop of faith?

D. A. Carson: Christian beliefs are not to be stacked in the warehouse of the mind; they are to be handled and applied to the challenges of life and discipleship. How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil, p. … Continue reading

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If You Live Long Enough, You Will Suffer

Suffering shouldn’t surprise me anymore, but it still does. Word came this morning that a great guy at church has cancer. Bad cancer. Earlier this month, my wife’s best friend lost her dad to pancreatic cancer. There was a devastating … Continue reading

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