Comparative Love

If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

—Jesus Christ (Luke 14:26, ESV)

This passage from the Gospel has always given me pause: Why …

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Love Never Fails

You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would …

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Arguing Peacefully

In the last two weeks I've been in four arguments, none of which were as healthy or fruitful as I'd prefer. So, like most of the advice on this blog, I need this as much as anyone.

I consider myself a follower of Jesus the Prince of Peace, and accordingly …

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Memorable Procedural Content in Games

Many of my favorite computer games feature "procedural content": game content randomly generated by the computer. Minecraft has procedural landscapes. NetHack has procedural dungeons. Spelunky has procedural platformer levels.

The advantage of procedural content (as opposed to handmade content) is that it makes the game more replayable. On the other …

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The Luxury of Enough

I'm on the intercity bus right now. I'm traveling from Holland to Saginaw, spending less than I would on gas, dramatically more comfortable than if I were driving, and freed up to write this blog post on my laptop, plugged in to an outlet and connected to the complimentary WiFi …

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