February 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!

International Septuagint Day


Today is February 8, which can only mean one thing: International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! Take some time to read part of the Septuagint today, in Greek or English.

Here are few more links to explore:

Baylor University Press Titles for Black History Month: 40% Off (and Free Shipping)



In honor of Black History Month, Baylor University Press is offering 40% off + free shipping on select titles.

The entire list is here, and it includes Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus. There’s also a new-ish book that I plan to order called Muslims and the Making of America. Prices are cheaper than Amazon, and this way you can support the publishers (and authors) more directly.

The sale is good for February with discount code BFEB.


Quick Update on the World’s Other “Words on…” Blog (and its New Co-Author)

Yay for co-authorship! (Image via Brian Davidson)


I’ve had fun getting the new Words on the Goods off the ground the last couple months. This site’s sister blog now has its first co-author, Brian Davidson. I’m excited about the possibilities having multiple writers opens up.

Words on the Goods focuses on reviewing high-quality, high-utility gear, as well as the best productivity and life management apps.

Here are a few highlights from recent weeks:

Find Words on the Goods at www.wordsonthegoods.com. If you scroll to the bottom, you can sign up to follow or subscribe to the blog.



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Baylor University Press: 50% Off All Pre-2015 Titles


Baylor University Press Sale


Baylor University Press is currently offering 50% off all their backlist titles for grad students. (Though unlike previous sales, a .edu address is not required, so others can use the code, too). Two BUP titles I’ve reviewed at Words on the Word, that are both eligible for the sale, are Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Texand Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (reviewed here and here). You might also consider Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus or †Rod Decker’s Greek Handbooks on Mark.

The sale is good from today through Sunday, June 12. If you use the discount code “BJUN” you can order at a 50% discount!

Baylor Press’s page for the sale is here.

Birth Announcement!



It’s a blog!

I’m pleased to announce the birth of Words on the Goods:

Words on the Goods reviews high-quality, high-utility gear. Writers, audiophiles, tech lovers, and people who actually say EDC out loud will love it here. We bring you in-depth and practical write-ups with hi-res images of the best notebooks, pens, speakers, leather cases, apps, devices, and more.

We’re up and running, and actually have been for some time. Here are a few highlights of reviews from the first couple weeks of its life:

I’ll continue to post occasional product and app reviews here at Words on the Word, but will focus my posts here more on my own writing, sermons, tools for preachers, biblical studies, church life, and the like. If you were always here for the goods, you should go to Words on the Goods and subscribe (bottom left of any page). I’m the sole writer at the moment, but that’s fixin’ to change.

If you like giveaways, go here and enter for a chance to win a 3-pack of some sweet Word. Terrain notebooks.

Feb. 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!

International Septuagint Day


Today, February 8, is International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! So read yerself some Septuagint today, in Greek or English.

A few more links to explore: