Monthly Archives: February 2008

Hengstenberg on the Psalms, Vol. 3

A PBB resource of E.W. Hengstenberg’s Commentary on the Psalms, Vol. 3 is now ready. You can download it below. Volume 3 contains commentary on Psalms 79-150 plus seven treatises in an appendix.

This 3-volume work is now complete. I am going to look into obtaining a copy of Hengstenberg’s commentary on Revelation as my next project.


Fixing Unlock Problems With Logos ND Upgrade

I’ve recently upgraded my Logos Bible Software version 3 to the free ND Upgrade that’s available when you order the upgrade media DVD from Logos. I placed my upgrade over the phone with my favorite salesperson Jared Bryant (if you don’t have a personal Logos sales rep, you do now!) & received an activation key with my upgrade DVD. I installed & activated Logos as usual & everything seem to be going smoothly…

Until I opened My Library. I discovered that neither the NIrV nor the TNIV were unlocked during my upgrade, as they should have been. After posting to the Logos newsgroups someone (I believe it was Dave Hooten) was able to help me get my resources unlocked, & I decided to post the tips from that discussion thread here so if anyone ever has this issue come up, you’ll be able to easily find it.

First of all, make sure your Logos base package qualifies for the unlocked resources. If you own a package such as the Original Languages Library or you live outside the US, chances are you don’t qualify to have these resources unlocked during your upgrade. Clicking this link will give you some more information about determining if your collection qualifies for these unlocks. Since I live in the US (Arkansas to be exact) & own Scholar’s Gold, I definitely qualify for the unlocks. So we move on to Plan B.

Religion vs Life

I just had to repost here. I hope it has meaning to someone.

I am currently involved in a discussion on something called syncretism. Truthfully, I had never heard the word before so I had to start by looking up the definition. It has something to do with the combination of religious practices from various religions into your own religion. Basically the discussion started out with (1) if it was right to do, (2) if the LORD would accept such worship, and (3) examples in the Old Testament of Israel doing just that.

So, not only did I not know the word but even after reading the definition I just don’t accept that syncretism matters. Syncretism is a discussion of religion, and we are not called to a religion but a life style. The LORD did not ask us to worship him by a specific religion, but with our whole heart and with all our might. So, we are not asked to worship a specific way; we are asked to give him everything – all that we are and all that we do. If we worship in this way (with everything), then the outward form of worship (religion) will be correct no matter what its style is.