Sunday, 31st July 2005

New Job!

As most of you will be aware I have been retraining this year to become a secondary Maths teacher… Having successfully reached the end of my course I am now about to start my new job!

I will be teaching secondary level Maths and IT at the Warwick School (unsurprisingly in Warwick!) which, for those of you who don’t know the school, means I have sold my soul to private sector. Warwick School is a very academic independent boys school, which will be quite a change for me! This will involve lots of new things for me… I will be teaching some general studies at A-Level, coaching one of the Rugby teams (those of you who know me will know how funny that will be!) and be involved in a number of clubs and activities…


Warwick School

I am really looking forward to the new challenges, especially the opportunity to teach some very able mathematicians!

I’ll let you know how I get on in the new job! There may well be some interesting stories about the Rugby!

posted by Andy at 1:21 pm  

Saturday, 30th July 2005

Romans 15 & 16


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As part of our study of Romans we had a study day in which we looked at the final few chapters of Romans…

I prepared the study for the end of Romans 15 [show]<div class="esv"><h2>Romans 15 <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.esvapi.org/assets/play.swf?myUrl=hw%2F45015001-45015033" width="40" height="12" class="audio"><param name="movie" value="http://www.esvapi.org/assets/play.swf?myUrl=hw%2F45015001-45015033" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /></object></h2> <div class="esv-text"><h3 id="p45015001.01-1">The Example of Christ</h3> <p id="p45015001.05-1"><span class="chapter-num" id="v45015001-1">15:1&nbsp;</span>We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015002-1">2&nbsp;</span>Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015003-1">3&nbsp;</span>For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, &#8220;The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.&#8221; <span class="verse-num" id="v45015004-1">4&nbsp;</span>For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015005-1">5&nbsp;</span>May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015006-1">6&nbsp;</span>that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015007-1">7&nbsp;</span>Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.</p> <h3 id="p45015008.01-1">Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles</h3> <p id="p45015008.08-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015008-1">8&nbsp;</span>For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015009-1">9&nbsp;</span>and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,</p> <div class="block-indent"> <p class="line-group" id="p45015009.17-1">&#8220;Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,<br /> <span class="indent"></span>and sing to your name.&#8221;</p> </div> <p class="same-paragraph" id="p45015010.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015010-1">10&nbsp;</span>And again it is said,</p> <div class="block-indent"> <p class="line-group" id="p45015010.06-1">&#8220;Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.&#8221;</p> </div> <p class="same-paragraph" id="p45015011.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015011-1">11&nbsp;</span>And again,</p> <div class="block-indent"> <p class="line-group" id="p45015011.03-1">&#8220;Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,<br /> <span class="indent"></span>and let all the peoples extol him.&#8221;</p> </div> <p class="same-paragraph" id="p45015012.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015012-1">12&nbsp;</span>And again Isaiah says,</p> <div class="block-indent"> <p class="line-group" id="p45015012.05-1">&#8220;The root of Jesse will come,<br /> <span class="indent"></span>even he who arises to rule the Gentiles;<br /> in him will the Gentiles hope.&#8221;</p> </div> <p class="same-paragraph" id="p45015013.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015013-1">13&nbsp;</span>May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.</p> <h3 id="p45015014.01-1">Paul the Minister to the Gentiles</h3> <p id="p45015014.07-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015014-1">14&nbsp;</span>I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers,<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f1" id="b1" title="Or 'brothers and sisters'; also verse 30">[1]</a></span> that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015015-1">15&nbsp;</span>But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God <span class="verse-num" id="v45015016-1">16&nbsp;</span>to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015017-1">17&nbsp;</span>In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015018-1">18&nbsp;</span>For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience&#8212;by word and deed, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015019-1">19&nbsp;</span>by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God&#8212;so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ; <span class="verse-num" id="v45015020-1">20&nbsp;</span>and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015021-1">21&nbsp;</span>but as it is written,</p> <div class="block-indent"> <p class="line-group" id="p45015021.06-1">&#8220;Those who have never been told of him will see,<br /> <span class="indent"></span>and those who have never heard will understand.&#8221;</p> </div> <h3 id="p45015022.01-1">Paul's Plan to Visit Rome</h3> <p id="p45015022.06-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015022-1">22&nbsp;</span>This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015023-1">23&nbsp;</span>But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015024-1">24&nbsp;</span>I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015025-1">25&nbsp;</span>At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015026-1">26&nbsp;</span>For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015027-1">27&nbsp;</span>For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015028-1">28&nbsp;</span>When therefore I have completed this and have delivered to them what has been collected,<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f2" id="b2" title="Greek 'sealed to them this fruit'">[2]</a></span> I will leave for Spain by way of you. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015029-1">29&nbsp;</span>I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessing<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f3" id="b3" title="Some manuscripts insert 'of the gospel'">[3]</a></span> of Christ.</p> <p id="p45015030.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45015030-1">30&nbsp;</span>I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015031-1">31&nbsp;</span>that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, <span class="verse-num" id="v45015032-1">32&nbsp;</span>so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company. <span class="verse-num" id="v45015033-1">33&nbsp;</span>May the God of peace be with you all. Amen. (<a href="http://www.esv.org" class="copyright">ESV</a>)</p> </div> <div class="footnotes"> <h3>Footnotes</h3> <p><span class="footnote"><a href="#b1" id="f1">[1]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">15:14</span> Or <em>brothers and sisters</em>; also verse 30 <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b2" id="f2">[2]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">15:28</span> Greek <em>sealed to them this fruit</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b3" id="f3">[3]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">15:29</span> Some manuscripts insert <em>of the gospel</em> </p> </div> </div>
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
& Romans 16 [show]<div class="esv"><h2>Romans 16 <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.esvapi.org/assets/play.swf?myUrl=hw%2F45016001-45016027" width="40" height="12" class="audio"><param name="movie" value="http://www.esvapi.org/assets/play.swf?myUrl=hw%2F45016001-45016027" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /></object></h2> <div class="esv-text"><h3 id="p45016001.01-1">Personal Greetings</h3> <p id="p45016001.03-1"><span class="chapter-num" id="v45016001-1">16:1&nbsp;</span>I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f1" id="b1" title="Or 'deaconess'">[1]</a></span> of the church at Cenchreae, <span class="verse-num" id="v45016002-1">2&nbsp;</span>that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.</p> <p id="p45016003.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016003-1">3&nbsp;</span>Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, <span class="verse-num" id="v45016004-1">4&nbsp;</span>who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016005-1">5&nbsp;</span>Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f2" id="b2" title="Greek 'firstfruit'">[2]</a></span> to Christ in Asia. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016006-1">6&nbsp;</span>Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016007-1">7&nbsp;</span>Greet Andronicus and Junia,<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f3" id="b3" title="Or 'Junias'">[3]</a></span> my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles,<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f4" id="b4" title="Or 'messengers'">[4]</a></span> and they were in Christ before me. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016008-1">8&nbsp;</span>Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016009-1">9&nbsp;</span>Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016010-1">10&nbsp;</span>Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016011-1">11&nbsp;</span>Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016012-1">12&nbsp;</span>Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016013-1">13&nbsp;</span>Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016014-1">14&nbsp;</span>Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f5" id="b5" title="Or 'brothers and sisters'; also verse 17">[5]</a></span> who are with them. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016015-1">15&nbsp;</span>Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016016-1">16&nbsp;</span>Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.</p> <h3 id="p45016017.01-1">Final Instructions and Greetings</h3> <p id="p45016017.05-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016017-1">17&nbsp;</span>I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016018-1">18&nbsp;</span>For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites,<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f6" id="b6" title="Greek 'their own belly'">[6]</a></span> and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016019-1">19&nbsp;</span>For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. <span class="verse-num" id="v45016020-1">20&nbsp;</span>The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.</p> <p id="p45016021.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016021-1">21&nbsp;</span>Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.</p> <p id="p45016022.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016022-1">22&nbsp;</span>I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.</p> <p id="p45016023.01-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016023-1">23&nbsp;</span>Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.<span class="footnote">&nbsp;<a href="#f7" id="b7" title="Some manuscripts insert verse 24: 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.'">[7]</a></span></p> <h3 id="p45016025.01-1">Doxology</h3> <p id="p45016025.02-1"><span class="verse-num" id="v45016025-1">25&nbsp;</span>Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages <span class="verse-num" id="v45016026-1">26&nbsp;</span>but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith&#8212; <span class="verse-num" id="v45016027-1">27&nbsp;</span>to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. (<a href="http://www.esv.org" class="copyright">ESV</a>)</p> </div> <div class="footnotes"> <h3>Footnotes</h3> <p><span class="footnote"><a href="#b1" id="f1">[1]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:1</span> Or <em>deaconess</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b2" id="f2">[2]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:5</span> Greek <em>firstfruit</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b3" id="f3">[3]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:7</span> Or <em>Junias</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b4" id="f4">[4]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:7</span> Or <em>messengers</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b5" id="f5">[5]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:14</span> Or <em>brothers and sisters</em>; also verse 17 <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b6" id="f6">[6]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:18</span> Greek <em>their own belly</em> <br /> <span class="footnote"><a href="#b7" id="f7">[7]</a></span> <span class="footnote-ref">16:23</span> Some manuscripts insert verse 24: <em>The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.</em> </p> </div> </div>
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
so I thought I would share what I put together with everyone else!

Download:
Romans 15 & 16 Study notes

Let me know if you agree/disagree or want to comment on anything I have written!

posted by Andy at 12:15 pm  

Monday, 25th July 2005

Test Image Post

Now that I have the gallery mostly up and running I am just posting a few test images to see how well I can include images in posts:

In the process of doing this I came across a bug in G2. See Here

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posted by Andy at 12:35 pm  

Saturday, 23rd July 2005

PGCE Resources

During our PGCE course many people posted Maths resources that they had produced or otherwise gathered during the course.

Between myself and Domonic we have put them altogether including all the ones from early in the year which are no longer available on FirstClass.

The file itself is pretty huge! just over 50MB so will take approximately:
Broadband (512Kb) – 20mins
Dial-up (56Kb) – 3+ hours

I will keep this resources available for as long as I can, but at least for the next 3-4 weeks…

I have now had to remove this file!

posted by Andy at 8:14 pm  

Friday, 8th July 2005

Apologies…

Apologies for the mess the site has been for the last couple of days! My host PlusNet have built a new supposedly safer CGI server to replace the one this website currently resides upon… However having spend about 4 hours trying to recreate this site on the new server I decided to move the domain so that it pointed at the new server… I though all would go swimmingly… But no, apparently they can’t point my domain at the new server but they don’t know why and they’ll look into it…

The result being the for the last couple of days the site hasn’t been at it’s best, if it was there at all!

So some things may not work anymore (gallery for example) but as soon as they fix their problem I’ll move us all over and let you all know!

posted by Andy at 7:42 am