Daniel Bidulockis creating Language Software with Wycliffe Bible Translators
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Small Sacrifices Count (Mark 12:41-44)
41 Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. 42 Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.
43 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. 44 For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”
The Cheerful Giver (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)
7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 2:1-4)
2 Early the following spring, in the month of Nisan, during the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes’ reign, I was serving the king his wine. I had never before appeared sad in his presence. 2 So the king asked me, “Why are you looking so sad? You don’t look sick to me. You must be deeply troubled.”
Then I was terrified, 3 but I replied, “Long live the king! How can I not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”
4 The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?”
About Daniel Bidulock
The Scripture changed my lifeLong before I knew Jesus, his word was delivered through Jack Chick comic book Bible tracts I found at the bus stop. What first seemed silly and offensive eventually rewrote my story in a way that will be told in eternity. I am a witness-to and proof-of the power of God’s Word.
There are many people who know a different Danny. Most people call me Dan now. I’m the same person I’ve always been, but still different somehow. There is no greater wisdom to be attained apart from fearing God and measuring your own heart and mind against the stories told by witnesses in the Bible. This is what sets Dan apart from Danny… though I am badly tainted, my life reflects God’s truth.
It’s been fifteen years since I submitted my life to Jesus Christ. Now I am called to extend Christ’s offer of eternal life to some who believe Jesus to be silly and offensive, and to others who have never even heard His name.
My name is Daniel Bidulock. I am computer programmer and Wycliffe Bible Translator.
When God’s Word takes root in your heart, you see the world clearly. You see God at work everywhere. For me, having read those first few verses, God was immediately revealed in music, movies, and television… none of which were Christian. To this day I point to the truths revealed to me by The Matrix, Fight Club, and a wonderful Canadian film called Cube 2: Hypercube.
God’s truth was further reinforced through my academic studies in Computer Science… nothing is random, and infinity belongs to God. Like God, we create with our words. This is true of all people, though perhaps in a less literal sense than when executed by someone who speaks the languages of machines. My graduate research in Artificial Intelligence was motivated largely by the romantic notion of creating a sentient computer being in my own tarnished image. Day by day, this notion is less romantic and more likely.
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science provide fertile ground for new points of theological discussion.
Though excited to speak at length on fantastic ideas about computing and reality itself, my first Wycliffe assignment is purely pragmatic. Wycliffe has an immediate need for Web Developers. By God’s provision, I’ve been teaching Web Development for the last three years and am a master of my trade. Programmers write software for computers. Web Developers are specialized programmers in that we write software for delivery over the World Wide Web. Wycliffe has an urgent need for Web Developers. My first assignment will be a Web application called Scripture Forge. You can learn more about it at https://scriptureforge.org.
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