I am Bob Mattes, a Ruling Elder (RE) in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) at Christ Church of Arlington. I served on the PCA’s Ad Interim Study Committee on Federal Vision, New Perspectives on Paul, and Auburn Avenue Theology. That committee has been dismissed with thanks by the PCA’s 35th General Assembly while accepting the report by an overwhelming 95-98% majority vote. Blogging is not and will not be my life, so the updates on this blog may be sporadic at best.
All posts on this blog are my own. I and I alone take full responsibility for them. I do not and cannot speak for the Ad Interim Study Committee, the Presbyterian Church in America, or Gromit at any time, nor could I anyway since the committee no longer exists, I’m just one elder out of thousands in the PCA, and Gromit’s eyes and body language speak for themselves.
I’m also a Linux convert. Having rescued my soul from the evil Redmond empire and avoided the even more evil Apple despots, I am using Ubuntu and loving it. I had initially settled on the Kubuntu Linux package with the KDE desktop and applications, but KDE 4.1x proved to be a huge disappointment. Leveraging my life-long computer experience, I picked up Linux quickly. At the same time, I’ve taken on virtual computing. I use virtual machines to explore different Linux desktop installations, Windows 8.1, and other things, which keeps my mission-critical host system intact. I will occasionally pass on the useful things here on the blog that I learn by doing.
I have also picked up an interest in Android. I replaced the Samsung Touchwiz in my Galaxy S3 with CyanogenMod (CM). CM is lighter, faster, has more useful features, and is more configurable. CM also keeps up with the latest Android versions for a host of phones, something that Samsung and AT&T have not done well. Living on the bleeding edge seems to be a theme for my tech life.