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Theology, Photography, and Reviews

December 26, 2014
by richard
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Tin Shed

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I love this photo. Believe it or not, the viewpoint wasn’t painfully selected — it was taken from a car while driving by. (I guess you could say this was a drive-by shot. :-) )

December 26, 2014
by Richard
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The New English Translation (NET) Bible

Ever wish you were an expert of the original languages of the Bible? Ever wish you could translate those texts for yourself into English? (If so, you probably know a little Koine Greek. You might be able to say the Greek alphabet. And, you may even know a little about the inflection endings of noun and verb forms in Classical Greek — but that may be about all many of us know.) This kind of skill requires a dedicated focus in life that few have. Even so, there are three languages used in ancient biblical texts. Chances are, you could only focus on one. Continue Reading →

December 25, 2014
by Richard
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The Christmas Story

When I was a child, I remember reading Luke chapter two as a family before we opened presents at Christmas. I try to do something similar with Justin and Rachael. This year, I collected all the passages that relate to the Christmas Story of Christ coming to mankind, and printed those for us to read together. The middle passages come as no surprise, but the ones from Genesis and Revelation definitely relate to Christmas, but are not usually thought of as doing so. Continue Reading →

June 13, 2011
by Richard
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BibleReader and UPad: Nice Combo for Taking Sermon Notes

I’ve been using Olive Tree’s BibleReader Software for a few years now. I really enjoy BibleReader’s ability to organize and tag user typed notes for easy retrieval — as well as collecting them in one place. However, I’ve recently improved my note-taking strategy by using a second handwriting app. Now, I have a two-app-workflow using BibleReader and UPad. Continue Reading →

March 23, 2011
by Richard
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What’s Your View Concerning Easy-Believism

There’s a term going around — called “Easy-Believism.” Have you heard of it? If not, just take a look at the results that you get from google-ing that term. It’s a term that’s mostly used in a negative way to fight a popular trend here in the US. Easy-believism deals with the age old question: “What must I do to be saved?” It seems that over time, many have boiled the answer down to accepting a set of beliefs. Is this all there is to it? — Just accepting a set of truths taught from the Bible?

Consider this short article a welcome to share your views in the comment thread below. Continue Reading →

March 12, 2011
by Richard
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Kid’s Before and After Haircut Photos

Okay … so when you have a new camera, you’ll make a photo project from anything — including before and after shots of haircuts. Justine didn’t like his all that much. Rachael liked hers.