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What insights have you gained by working on a Bible translation?

Yes, I have been asked that. I think that maybe the person asking was expecting some great subtle meaning involving deep understanding of the Greek and Hebrew text of the Holy Bible, or maybe an authoritative answer on some issue … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Problems

I won’t lie to you. Losing a significant amount of weight causes problems. Here are a few: Clothing cost. I basically had to replace all of the clothes I regularly wear, not just once. My passport photo doesn’t match my … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies, my tip jar, and the future of money

I put up a “tip jar” to accept gifts of 4 different kinds of cryptocurrencies on our missionary partner page, but that doesn’t actually mean that I think investing in cryptocurrencies is a good idea. I don’t know. I am, … Continue reading

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How to download Bibles on Android

There are many ways to download and read the Holy Bible on an Android smart phone or tablet. Here are two: Download Gitden Reader from the Google Play store. Download an epub file for that Bible from eBible.org. Open that … Continue reading

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How to download Bibles on iOS

There are many ways to read and study the Holy Bible on iOS devices. Here are two: Download an epub file of that Bible translation from eBible.org/find. Open the epub file in iBooks. Or: Download PocketSword from the Apple App … Continue reading

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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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