About Blake Kidney

I am a devoted follow of Jesus Christ who works at a seminary in the field of higher education as a software developer. As such, three passions converge: theology, technology, and education.

My story

On April 2, 2004, my life was dramatically and dynamically transformed. On my knees, I listened to the praying whispers of 30 or so young adults while I cried out to Jesus for help for my broken spirit. Christ answered and I rose in tears while strangers pounced me with unconditional hugs. That night, I was changed forever.

I had a thirst for truth, a new zeal for Jesus Christ, and a desire to serve Him. Like a wild fire spreading in summer, I read through the Bible and dove deep into theology. This aided in drawing my future wife as I shared my newfound insights over email. We married a year and half later.

Desiring to serve God, I longed for pastoral ministry at home or abroad. Every pursuit seemed whither away. One night, I battled my frustrations in a deep shout to God who answered unexpectedly with a course of action. We would move across the country to attend seminary. Hopeful and excited, we took a leap of faith without the security of a net of employment.

God doesn’t lie. He provided for us. We both were employed within a few months. I started working at the seminary as a “production assistant” editing video for distance classes. During my free time and through much prayer, I learned how to program computers.

First, it was Actionscript and Flash. An application was developed that would play videos from a DVD. This expanded into a desktop application. Then, a PHP / web-based application helped manage students and enhance communications for the Online campus. From there, more and more services and applications were developed so that they finally changed my title to “Software Developer”. 

I really like making things. I have a great ability to visualize a product that people find simple and useful. I also like learning and teaching. Education suites me. And I certainly love Jesus Christ. As the apostle Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20 – NIV)

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