Free “Premium” Bibles

Logos Bible Software is celebrating the launch of their new online Bible by giving away 72 ultra-premium print Bibles at a rate of 12 per month for six months. The Bible giveaway is being held at Bible.Logos.com and you can get up to five different entries each month! After you enter, be sure to check out Logos and see how it can revolutionize your Bible study.

Happy Pi(e) Day!

So today, March 14th, is Pi Day (3.14).

In Honor of that, and having fresh lemons, I made a Pie.
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I followed the directions in the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook (the checkerboard one) for the Crust, Pie & Merengue.

New Books

Book update!

esvsbI’m chugging along in my monsterous ESV Study Bible. I’m getting a little bit of here and there from my complimentary copy of LOGOS Leader’s Library (and I haven’t figured out what to spend my free unlock credits on yet from the contest).

I’m just wrapping up Charismatic Chaos, by John MacArthur, and I must say, it was quite the definitive source on all gifts charismatic.charismatic-chaos It thoroughly goes through every conceivable angle, verse and position, then accurately explains, by exegesis, how it can (or cannot) be explained. If the title isn’t enough of a spoiler, MacArthur thoroughly refutes any and every common continuationalist position out there. And some of them are out there. The book went through more depth than I could hope, and for $6, it will serve as a great reference, should I ever need to point someone in the right direction. If only someone would tag it and put it in Logos!

I’m looking for a new Bible we can use with our youth group, and I think I’ve decided the HCSB is my favorite of all the readable translations out there. nivteen1No offense to the folks at Zondervan, I grew up with the Teen Study Bible, I just find that it was a little unnecessarily soft on some key spiritual issues, that would have been made more clear had the language been more accurate. Unfortunately for me, it was leagues better than my KJV, and the HCSB didn’t come out until only a couple years ago. apologeticsbibleI’ve been reading my copy of the Apologetics Study Bible until I recently acquired my ESV Study Bible, but I still go back and forth a lot. For parallel reading, Logos takes the cake, however. All it needs now are the study notes!

So I’m checking out a copy of the HCSB Student Bible right now. So far, its pretty neat. All the good features of the CSB translation, and some full color pizzaz (photos, maps, and some well placed commentary) to keep it fresh. To get free shipping at amazon, I also grabbed another book from my wishlist, If Animals Could Talk, and I’d also been wanting this new one from John MacArthur & Staff: Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. More on these later…..

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Pyromaniac Sets Pornification of Church Ablaze

Ok, the headline is a little sensationalistic, but there was some heat being thrown from the pulpit at GCC‘s Shepherd’s Conference 2009 this morning. Were I one of those in the pornification arena, I would have felt red in the face.

Phil Johnson, of Pyromaniacs and the Spurgeon Archive, showed how Titus 2:7-8 thoroughly denounces the type of contextualization infiltrating modern evangelicalism, and compared such disregard for the authority, holiness, and effectuality of God’s Inspired Word to one of the worst punishible offenses of the Bible. I’d sure never want to expose our youth to that.

Give it a listen. (Posted here because one of Phil’s cohorts at pyro asked for it, and my bandwidth here is unlimited)

Free Book Review

In this case, free modifies both.

Frank Turk, over at Pyromaniacs, is offering a free copy of What He Must Be …if he wants to marry my daughter as part of his review on the book. I was browsing amazon a couple days ago and happened upon this book, and from the skin it looked pretty good. Not knowing anything about it, or if it was really worthwhile, it found its way into my wishlist until I learned more, and I ended up buying Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong and If Animals Could Talk along with a student bible to test its appropriateness to hand out at Youth Group as a prize.

Even if I don’t win, it seems like a book that might actually be worth the ~$11 from the review.

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