Today I read Psalm 1 out of the just-released Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, and it was just as wonderful as I’ve long imagined it would be! First and foremost, this is due to the power of Scripture itself. The Psalms are just amazing. And there’s something about reading the Bible in its first languages that … Continue reading Today I Read Psalm 1 from… a Reader’s Septuagint! →
Long gone are my days of reconciling expenses in the check register to a print bank statement at the end of the month. Instead, I’ve been tracking daily expenses in real time since May 2015 with the app You Need a Budget (YNAB). YNAB is a philosophy (with newly released accompanying book) as much … Continue reading App Review: You Need a Budget →
I’ve been an Accordance user since 2012 and Webinar instructor since 2015. Right now Accordance is looking to hire for two positions: Senior Marketing Manager User Interface Designer Read their announcement here, and spread the word.
I’ve been practicing reading Greek fairly regularly all year. Hebrew had fallen a bit by the wayside until recently. As of the last two weeks, however, I think I’ve got a good rhythm now for keeping both fresh. I know I’m not the only pastor who finds it a challenge to not lose the heard-earned … Continue reading How I’m Keeping Greek and Hebrew Fresh →
I read through the United Church of Christ’s 2015 Annual Report this afternoon and was delighted to learn about a forthcoming curriculum to help congregations think through white privilege. It’s slated for a September 1 release: good timing since I’m eager to once again explore and offer resources to my congregation that will aid … Continue reading White Privilege Curriculum from the United Church of Christ →
One of the best biblical commentaries is the Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Bible Commentary. Previously at Words on the Word I’ve reviewed JPS Jonah, Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus. Now Accordance Bible Software has announced the release of every JPS Bible Commentary volume that currently exists in print, including Michael Fishbane’s Song of Songs and Michael … Continue reading New JPS Commentary Volumes, Now in Accordance →
I just finished two systematic theology courses this semester. Phew! One resource that was really helpful to be able to reach for was Intervarsity Press’s 5-Volume Ancient Christian Doctrine. It’s similar to the 29-volume Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture set–like ACCS, Ancient Christian Doctrine compiles primary sources from early church theologians as a running commentary. ACD, however, is a … Continue reading IVP’s 5-Volume Ancient Christian Doctrine in Accordance →
There won’t be flying cars, but the next best thing: today at 1:00 p.m. (EST) I’ll be leading a free Accordance Webinar covering basic Greek word study and setting up Workspaces. You can sign up here to join in. See the rest of Accordance’s upcoming Webinars here.
Ever wonder how to do intermediate and advanced Greek searches and set up some high-octane Greek Workspaces in Accordance? Yesterday I led a Webinar on that very topic. Here is the .pdf handout of what I covered, which includes some links to helpful resources. And Accordance allows you to share Workspaces with others, so … Continue reading How Accordance Can Help with Intermediate and Advanced Greek →
I’ll be presenting an online training webinar–Sermon Preparation in Action–tomorrow (Thursday the 16th) at 12 noon (EST) for Accordance Bible Software. The webinar is free, and you can register here. Accordance has quite a few other online trainings coming up. Check them all out.