Daily Archives: January 20, 2008


Excellent Podcast to Subscribe to

Whew! With all of the work I’ve been doing lately trying to get ready to transition to high speed internet & satellite TV, plus getting my WORDsearch library merged under WORDsearch 8, I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time to blog! I thought I’d post a shorter blog entry tonight then post a more in-depth entry later this week.

I’d like to mention a podcast that I’ve recently subscribed to that I absolutely love listening to each week. It’s the Rejoice in the Lord podcast of the Campus Church of Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL. I homeschool using the A Beka Academy DVD program, so I was interested when I found this podcast online. They recently got a new pastor named Dr. Neal Jackson, & he is absolutely wonderful. Nothing but truth comes out of the pulpit when he preaches each week (periodically their new co-pastor Loyd Streeter can also be heard on the blog, good preacher as well!). I love listening to him each week as his teaching is really wonderful. God definitely sent him to that church for a very special purpose.

You can subscribe to the podcast or download individual audios & videos of the sermons at http://rejoicetv.org. Remember that you don’t have to have an iPod or MP3 player to enjoy the sermons. Just load the feed into either iTunes or Windows Media Player & enjoy!

I hope you enjoy the valuable teaching you will gain from these messages as much as I have. He is truly a blessing from God.

Nathan Parker


Philip Schaff: ANF, HCC, NPNF, etc

After a little more review of how CCEL has prepared the xml files, I’ve determined an easier way to package them than Builder Builder (which is still a good tool). Basically, there is meta-data in each of the files that already defines the book layout. By using this meta-data I can convert the xml file to html files in less than a minute and compile a book. Though this is still far from perfect, the first version of the tool that I’m building to process these files is promising. I’m uploading some first drafts of books now, and will update them again later as the tool is fleshed out more. Additionally, I will make the tool available after a little while too.

Note: these are not yet formatted as nice as I would like nor are Scripture references converted to something that the PBB Builder can handle. These are two of the things I hope to flesh out over the next few weeks.

Note 2: I’ll just be attaching more of the books to this node over the next couple days. The list will be getting nice and long. 🙂

Update 2/14/08: Removed the seven volumes of History of the Christian Church and uploaded them as a single book.