I'm Sam Freney. This is my site.
It's where I keep my stuff.
I'm married to Kristy; I'm the father of Elissa. I'm a Christian, a New Testament Ph.D student, an Anglican minister, and an editor. (Sometimes the latter vocations can happen without the first.)
I love great technology. Some Many people call me a nerd. I prefer that to geek.
I play jazz. Biblical studies is something I'm keen on, as are languages, science fiction, literature in general, coffee, electronics, photography, frisbee, film, family, church, writing, playing piano and/or saxophone, and hats. I guess you could call my tastes eclectic.
and make disciples
of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
First up, I'm a Christian. And a pretty convinced one at that. So this quote by Jesus is foundational to all the other things I do, whether it's study and academic work, writing, development, or family life. I'm committed to helping people get to know Jesus, and then to know him better from then on in.
The diagram below is an excellent overview of what that means. Click to find out more.
1. Web design and development.
As a wordpress guru I've got a great background in all the relevant technologies for work on the web, plus a good knack for what looks good and works for navigation and discoverability. I can also write good content.
2. iOS and OS X development.
I have a decade of experience with the Mac, and 5 years on iOS, more often than not running developer betas. I have seven apps currently in the App Store:
4. I also edit and publish.
I worked for quite some time with Matthias Media, a Christian publisher in Australia and the USA.
A magazine called The Briefing was the major publication I was involved with for several years as senior editor, managing its content, commissioning, editing, and production.
I'm also on the editorial board (and a contributor) to Vine Journal, a new publication aimed at those who want to keep thinking theologically about ministry, and bring a ministry mindset to theological discussions.
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