Category Archives: bigger picture

A beginning

A blog – rather intimidating to think that I would actually have one.  I so rarely write my thoughts down.  I’m always thinking them since that’s how I try to make sense out of life.

A couple of favorite quotes:

  • He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness , And to walk humbly with your God ? Micah 6.8
  • The spirit of genuine mathematics, i.e., its methods, concepts, and structure – in contrast with mindless calculations – constitutes one of the finest expressions of the human spirit. The great areas of mathematics – algebra, number theory, combinatorics, real and complex analysis, topology, geometry, trigonometry, etc. – have arisen from man’s experience of the world that the infinite, personal, Triune, and Sovereign God has created and currently sustains. These branches of mathematics, constructively developed by man made in the image of God, enable man to systematize the given order and coherence (the unity in diversity … the proximate one and the many) of creation mediated to us by the Creator and upholder of all things – the logos and wisdom of God revealed in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. This systematization not only gives man a tool whereby he can take effective dominion over the creation under God in Christ, but also gives man the experience and enjoyment of a rich intellectual beauty that borders the sublime in its infinitely complex, yet structured mosaic.   (James Nickel)