Category Archives: Journal

How to get a free digital book

If you are sign up for our prayer letters (which you can do using the form to the right), commit to pray for us, and send us a donation of any amount, you may have a free digital copy of … Continue reading

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Losing Excess Fat

Some people have asked me how I am losing weight. After all, for many people, getting down to a healthy weight and staying there is HARD. With a sedentary job that involves mostly sitting at a desk in front of … Continue reading

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Public Domain works stay Public Domain

Believe it or not, some people keep trying to claim copyright ownership on a creative work that was already in the Public Domain due to copyright expiration. This is kind of like some random person trying to charge extra for admission … Continue reading

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Why so many Bible sites and formats?

A friend asked me about a Bible site and said it seemed like one was a duplication of effort. Maybe it is, but if it is, it is a good kind of duplication of effort. Have you ever walked along … Continue reading

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About Counting Digital Bibles

Counting Bibles is kind of like counting Israelites in the Old Testament. Sometimes God commanded a census be taken. Sometimes He specifically didn’t want a census to be taken, and punished King David for doing so at the wrong time. … Continue reading

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Bible copyright licensing issues

If you are involved in decision making concerning licensing of copyrighted Bibles or in translating Bibles, this is for you. The issues of copyright, licensing, and Bibles are more complex than I thought they were. I thought that I knew … Continue reading

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How to get the Bible in your language

What is your favorite way to read and study the Holy Bible? Here are some of my favorites, because they work with hundreds of minority language Scriptures as well as with the World English Bible. They are also almost free … Continue reading

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eBible.org Sword Repository

The newest repository for Bible translations for the Crosswire Bible Society’s Sword Project applications is at ftp://ftp.eBible.org/sword. It is also the largest, because it has all of the Bible translations that I have permission to distribute freely and have processed, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Islands

Once upon a time, there was a grievous war. Many people lost their homes and fled to wherever they could. A compassionate king agreed to take 20,000 refugees and provide for their needs. They were assigned to tents on two … Continue reading

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Truth and Freedom

“If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” —Jesus in John 8:31b-32 Although I lost count of how many times I have read the … Continue reading

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Marriage and Church Leadership

One of the most important themes in the Holy Bible and the history of God’s interaction with His people is the importance of marriage and family. I get that. There are many references on that topic, and many important lessons … Continue reading

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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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