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Let’s get ready to rumble! It’s fight night in Literate Python. In the first corner we have the Newton of Computer Science, the thinker of so much Big-O, the Stanford Emeritus Professor: Donald Knuth! And in the other corner we have the Unix Philosopher, the piper of the shell, the maker of diff, and so many others: Doug McIlroy! Two titans dueled 30 years ago and programming was never the same.

The day of self-righteous, religious performing for cheap applause is coming to an end. We must draw a clear distinction between two very different underlying motives: my determination to please God or to trust Him. The resulting difference from these two starting points could not be more profound. One results in a striving that never feels it has done enough to please Him. The other results in a trust that experiences His full pleasure. Our motives as followers of Christ will either keep us in unresolved sin and immaturity or free us into God’s astonishing dream for our life.

Last updated on February 16, 2022.