[Linux4christians] Hello all!
l4c at thelinuxlink.net
Mon Apr 21 18:32:33 EDT 2008
John R Puhalski wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think it would be great to see it get going a little more too. I kind
> of forgot about it since there wasnt much going on anymore. I remember
> when I first found the website and mailing list i was excited about
> using linux from a christian standpoint. One of the things I've been
> working on for some time is content filtering and parental control. I
> posted on here late last year and got some ideas but still have area's
> that need to be addressed. So hopefully there will be enough interest
> to get things going.
> I like Todd's idea below also about email introductions, it would be
> good to see who's out there and we could also find out what others
> interests are, disto's being used and other and levels of expertise to
> help in answering questions and solving problems.
> thanks for getting it started.
Well, let me get myself on the table...:
I am, as you may have guessed, the list owner/maintainer and the same
for the website. I am a long time Linux user, co-host and co-founder of
the LinuxLink Techshow, co-founder of the Lehigh Valley Linux Users
Group and author of BashPodder among other less notable FOSS programs.
I recently moved from the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania to Downingtown, PA
to take a job as the Linux Systems Administrator of Thomas Jefferson
University in Philadelphia.
Now the Christian part:
I was for a very long time mostly agnostic until highschool and college
where I became involved in wicca, eventually becoming a wican priest in
college and then sliding into satanism. I was challenged continuously
in college by a Christian friend who was instrumental in my eventual
conversion. Some years later I felt called into the ministry and was
ordained (ND) in 1998 and shortly thereafter I took over pastorship of a
community church. A year later the church doors were closed as the
community center decided to start letting the Masons conduct their
initiation rituals in the same place we had our sanctuary. After that I
continued to pastor in home churches and I and another pastor started a
traveling ministry for the homeless in and around Easton, PA, and the
port authority area of NYC. That ministry has since fallen off as we
have all moved our separate ways. Somewhere in there I felt that I
really should be pursuing a ministry/pastorship using my computer
talents and started the website and the mailinglist as well. To that
end, I would _really_ like to see something more substantial come of
this. I feel there is a definite need.
In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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