Today I cleaned up all my blogs and decided to publish all of my future writing here. Also, I’ve been planning (and failing) to publish some sort of portfolio for years now, and I think streamlining all of my thoughts in one place can help.
To give you an idea, here are some of the things that I’m planning write about:
More than just the job that pays the bills, Web Development is one of my passions that I’d like to write/talk about here. I’ll try to write Case Studies, Short Tutorials, Tips and Tricks, and I’ll also probably blog about some of the amazing stuff I’m currently working on.
Here’s a little story about me and how I got into Web Development or Information Technology in general:
Back in High School, my plan really was to take up a Physics Course after graduating; at the time I was just looking at Experimental Physics and Astro Physics. I then took the entrance exam for the university that I liked and was able to get in, even getting a fairly high score. I was so excited and I was already having daydreams of being the next Stephen Hawking and/or Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I couldn’t sleep for days.
Enrolment day came and I arrived at the university a bit late due to oversleeping. I saw that there’s a sizeable amount of people in the College of Sciences floor (5th floor). I got a bit worried but I walked up to the stairs anyway. When I got to the 3rd floor, I got a better view of how long the queue of people enrolling in the College of Science really was. The only way I’d get a spot in my dream course was to muscle through all the students in the line and force myself into the middle of the queue.
I then looked over my shoulder and saw a sign that says “College of Computer Science and Information Technology”. I turned around and saw that there’s only three people in the queue. And that’s how I ended up taking up a Bachelor in Computer Science, which lead me to being a developer/programmer.
I love playing competitive games, especially fighting games. I once competed in a Tekken 6 National Tournament, and even though I didn’t get to Top 16, I still loved every moment of it. It’s really fascinating how playing fighting games is like playing a mixture of chess and traditional sports in a sense that you mustn’t just be prepared mentally, but also physically. Every once in a while, I still go to Youtube and watch Evo Moment 37. I mean, if that’s not gonna get you into fighting games, I don’t know what will. Let’s talk about some of those here.
This is probably the one that I’m going to write the most about.
The word “apologetics” came from the Greek word ἀπολογία. It was later transliterated to “apologia” which was then translated to “apologetics”. The word apologetics means to make logical, reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something. So next time you call someone a “_______________ apologist”, make sure that the person in question is actually making logical and reasoned arguments regarding the topic at hand.
Given the definition above, Christian Apologetics then means to give a logical and reasoned arguments in the defense of the Judeo-Christian wordlview. Most people ask me what I actually do as a Christian apologist, and I just tell them “I answer life’s biggest questions”.
Just to clarify, Christian Apologetics is the defense of the Judeo-Christian wordlview, not the defense of any religion or denomination. If you don’t know the difference between a religion and a worldview, stay tuned because I’ll definitely write about that.
I think that’s it for now.
Here’s hoping I get to stick to my writing schedules.