My name’s Vincenzo, I am a Neapolitan chap currently living in the UK (you might have guessed that from my use of chap), where they call me Vinnie or Vince. I am also a Christian, a husband, a dad, a theologian, an apologist, a computer scientist, a software architect, and I like martial arts (though I do not practice).
I am not fond of boasting in qualifications, but overtime I realised that for many people they help put things into perspective, so: I hold a Bachelor and a Master in Computer Science from the University of Naples, I am currently studying for a Bachelor in Biblical Theology with the University of Chester (via King’s Evangelical Divinity School), and I am a full time Software Architect for event-driven microservices architectures.
Opinions and truth
Views on this blog are strictly mine. Truth is strictly God’s.
Why this blog?
The first incarnation of Diarium Neminis used to exist long ago, in a different life, when I only wrote in Italian. I then was mostly obnoxious, proud, agnostic-to-atheist, leftist, liberal, blasphemer, ignorant, addicted to politics, and convinced to have it all figured out.
Between July and September 2012, after a long journey of both intellectual and existential struggle, I was unexpectedly faced with the preaching of the pure, unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ. And I believed. And I was born again. The Bible—the book that two months before I had called with unkind expletives—all of a sudden became for me the revelation of absolute truth.
But I knew next to nothing about it. Thus, I prayed to God to teach me everything. Ever since, I’ve become a theology and apologetics geek, my faith is stronger than ever, and I am still convinced the Bible is absolute truth. Only, this time, I have tons of reasons to believe so.
After nearly 7 years, this blog comes about for one simple reason: other than just theology and apologetics (which I have decided to do mostly in Italian at pergrazia.com), I want to talk about what goes in the world, but through a biblical worldview.
What’s with the blog’s name?
When years ago I called my blog Diarium Neminis (it means Nobody’s Diary in Latin), I was applying the same contrapasso principle Dante Alighieri applies in his Divine Comedy. I recognised (despite everything) that pride was a big problem for me, so I labelled myself a nobody, as in trying to humble myself. Years later, the same rationale applies for different reasons, so I decided to reuse the name.