Author Archives: Michael Johnson

What do you do on the computer day and night?

Say what?, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. The inscription on this rock reminds me of some of the digital archeology I do in processing older Bible texts. Here is what I do in place of a full-time job, in … Continue reading

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Copyright Fact and Fiction

Hundreds of Bibles, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. In the process of securing permission to publish translations of the Holy Bible and portions thereof, I have had to study some copyright law in detail. I’m not a lawyer, but … Continue reading

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Sleeping Coconuts

Coconut Tree, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. The flight attendant looked at me, wondering why my eyes were watering. I asked for a soft drink, and continued reading Sleeping Coconuts. Macho or not, I think a few tears is … Continue reading

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A miracle of slow healing

Kodiak departing Uvol, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. I just read again about a dear friend of mine, Steve, returning to service as a missionary pilot in Papua New Guinea. This is an awesome miracle, really. It may not … Continue reading

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Maximizing Ministry Impact of Electronic Bibles

Bible translation on DRM, a drawing by kahunapulej by Michael Johnson, 24 July 2012 Electronic media of various kinds offer the potential of making God’s Word available to more people in more ways and in more languages than ever before. … Continue reading

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When did you last see a phone booth?

Phone booths are not dead, yet., a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. More to the point, when did you last actually use a telephone booth (or any public pay telephone)? Have you ever seen a pay phone in a rain … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new web site!

Blue flowers in the morning, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. After many months of acknowledging that our own missionary web site was in serious need of revision, both in the content and in the structure, I celebrated the President’s … Continue reading

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Electronic Scripture publishing is what I do.

Bimin New Testament, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke As people watched intently in Bulal Village, I worked on some things using a notebook computer, using some of … Continue reading

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Volcanic Parable

Very early Friday morning, 21 January 2011, I had a dream in which I saw a very large house in which we were working and living. It was in the mountains, and a creek ran between the house and a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virus Call Scam

I got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft, today, wanting to warn me that my computer was downloading viruses from the Internet continuously. They lied. Microsoft doesn’t do that! Criminals who want to steal your money, damage … Continue reading

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Missions and Money

Once again, I’m tasked with writing a missionary prayer letter. Unlike this blog, its size is limited. I guess that I could write. “We need money for our mission work. Please send some every month.” Or I could give the … Continue reading

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The Holy Bible, Technology, and Remote People

I am passionate about getting God’s Word to people where they are, in a language they can understand. I believe in the heart-transforming power of God’s Word so much that I actually left behind work as a well-paid software engineer … Continue reading

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