My name is Ross W. Lambert, and I write software, music, and essays. I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband to Tammy, a father to Rebecca and Josephine, a father-in-law to Chris, and “Papa” to Rachel, William, Juliette, Lizzy, Ming Ming, and most recently, Benjamin Carter.
This is a personal blog and has no association with my employer or my church.
I’ve decided (again), to get serious about writing and have therefore rebooted this blog. It is my hope that it evolves into a mini-ministry of sorts; I hope to be an encouragement to my brothers and sisters in high tech. Yes, there are born again Christians in technology! Most people don’t know it, but Donald Knuth–who is often considered the father of modern software development–was a devout follower of Christ.
I’m told I have many odd behaviors, but one oddity I’ll try to explain here: I will sometimes refer to Jesus as Yeshua. This is because “Jesus” is an English translation of his Hebrew name, Yeshua. As much as possible with friends and associates, I try to use the names they were given at birth and that they hear at home. I typically have them help me pronounce it correctly, too, although I had one Chinese co-worker whose name was beyond my ability.
Back to the point, I sometimes write Yeshua instead of Jesus as an expression of both a close relationship and respect, as with my friends and co-workers. In reality is just a subtle reminder to me that Jesus is not an abstract concept, but rather a real person.