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Arthur Arts

Agile Software Developer ( Java / Scala) | Agilist | Evangelist | Photographer

Journal in images

2021
2 feb

I have literally hundreds of books in my library (most of them digital). This is probably my favourite shelf. Big books always look impressive, but they aren't any good if you don't read them. I have always had a soft spot for collecting and so in my early twenties I bought some nice big, impressive books to put on the shelf and to simply be able to say I had these impressive books.About ten years ago I felt like God spoke to my heart "you can learn to make bread from the baker at the street corner, or learn to make bread from the top bakers in the world, by reading their books". I came to realise what treasures of knowledge, experiences and revelations I had in my bookcase. However, I wouldn't find any benefit from this, until I would start reading them! From that moment on I became an avid reader and I feel it has benefitted me greatly. Now, I never liked reading books in my youth. I always loved comics, but found books with 'just text' extremely boring. You may not like to read books either, but my experience has been that one great book can fan into flame a passion for reading that will never extinguish. For me one of those books was "God's Generals" by Roberts Liardon. That landmark book about the great pentecostal heroes of faith, was a true fire starter. Yours may be a completely different. But whatever book it may be, my advice is to learn yourself to love reading. It will make you stand on the shoulders of giants and gain you top class personal trainers.I read mainly faith inspiring books, so if you are looking for tips on that, feel free to drop me a message and maybe I can point you to your next fire starter :-)

2020

Résumé at a glance

Résumé
2016

Campus Coordinator

March 2016 - Now: Coordinator of Apostolic Team Levende Steen Ministries

2015

Freelance Agile Developer & Consultant @ Coded Value IT

JULY 2015 - Now: After years of tossing and turning finally made the step to launch my own business: Coded Value IT!

2010

Wedding Photographer

June 2010 - Present: After many years of wedding photography for friends and relatives, launched a public business.

Pastor

April 2010 - Juli 2013: Pastor for The Blessing Zwolle (Evangelical / Pentecostal)

Scrum / Agile Consultant

January 2010 - Present: Scrum Master / Agile Consultant in various projects

2005

International Evangelist

2005 - now : Traveling around the globe to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Holland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Brasil, Kenya, Tanzania and more to come)

Enterprise Java Developer

March 2005 - Present: Enterprise Java Developer for various companies and organizations

2002

M.Sc. Computer Science

May 2002: Master's degree in Computer Science

2000

Writer / Director / Teamlead Act of Compassion

April 2000 - April 2010 - Writer & Director for various evangelical plays and short films for youth dramagroup Act of Compassion.

1999

Games Journalist

March 1999 - September 2009 Writer for various publications. Amongst others Oog & Oor Magazine, NRC Handelsblad, Autovisie, GameQuest, GameSen, N3 Magazine and [N]Gamer.

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