We’re not “rules” sort of people, but experience says it’s best if we say a few words before we set out on this journey together.
There are some things you should know about our ICTA team, and about this blog. Someday we’ll take time to describe these in more detail, but right now we’d like to just list them as some of our initial assumptions:
- This is a safe place to grow together. Mistakes are forgiven, people change and develop their perspectives. Comments (and most blog posts) are not indexed for posterity in Google or Archive.org. That’s why you have to log in to comment, and RSS feeds are private.
- We have significant commercial high tech experience. The methods, tools, process of business today are familiar and “easy” for us. We do our best to avoid diving into complicated jargon. At the same time, sometimes a bit of vocabulary is important for a given topic.
- We appreciate and value a Bible-based spiritual perspective.
- We appreciate and value good science, good use of math, engineering, planning and more. (We believe our minds and skills are gifts of God.) Sometimes you might even see a bit of math here. 2 + 2 = 4 anyone?
- We pray. Not asking a God made in our image to fulfill our desires, but talking with and listening to the God who loves us and loves to hear our hearts.
- We hope you, like we, are not out to offend but find a path together. This is not about unity at the expense of truth. But since we’re all seekers, we probably have more in common than we think, as we journey together toward God who loves us all.
- In other venues, we might write “G-d” instead of “God” out of respect for the Jewish tradition of never writing or speaking the holy name of God. However, as this is our venue, we hope you will not be offended that we do speak God’s name. In fact, a uniqueness of Jesus is that he introduces us to God as intimate Father who loves us more than we can imagine.
What do you think? Does anything else need to be said up front?