Category Archives: Journal

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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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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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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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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