Author Archives: Michael Johnson

eBible.org ftp service is up again

The eBible.org ftp service is up again, including the selection of source files for freely redistributable Bibles. That link is for writers of Bible study software and people who want to add Bibles to their web sites.

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Hacker attacks, bombs, spam wars…

I’m glad we are on the winning side of spiritual war. In case you haven’t noticed yet, spiritual battles spill over into the natural realm. The enemy of our souls tries to distract us from doing what God calls us … Continue reading

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Jesus is ALIVE!

The one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is active today and working miracles in our generation. He is showing his love and reaching out to people all over the world, and He wants to show His love to … Continue reading

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World English Bible “Essentially Done”!

One day in March 1994, I was discussing electronic Bible publishing with the Lord while driving between Boulder and Longmont in a Volkswagon Rabbit. I asked God directly what I should do about the lack of a modern English Bible … Continue reading

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Dancing with Elephants and Software Development

Elephant shower, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Over the weekend, I finally succeeded in getting the “free” Windows 8.1 update from Windows 8 installed on my desktop computer. It took about 7 tries. Why did I even bother? Because … Continue reading

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Sound Bible Interpretation

Got new Bibles!, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Sound Bible Interpretation Bible Interpretation just means figuring out what the Bible is really saying. Sound Bible Interpretation is figuring out what the Bible is saying in a right way. It … Continue reading

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Inductive Bible Study

Inductive Bible Study, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. BIBLE STUDY METHODS 1. Simple reading and listening 2. Meditation – speaking out loud and thinking about a passage of Scripture 3. Topical Bible study – search through the Scriptures to … Continue reading

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What is the best Bible copyright license?

Choose your next steps wisely!, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. I got some questions from some thoughtful people about why I recommended the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND+ license for Bibles, as outlined at http://PNGScriptures.org/terms.htm in my last post. It is … Continue reading

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Bible Copyright vs. the Church

St. Joseph’s Church & Kaupo Gap, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Bible copyright notices and liberal licenses should be accurate and clearly published with Bibles, lest we hinder the Church’s fulfilment of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. … Continue reading

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I had a dream…

West Maui Mountain Morning, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Back before I went into full-time missions, before the turn of the millennium, I saw a gentle hill with windmills on it, powering a broadcast of God’s Word in text, … Continue reading

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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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