Technology


The Bible Backbone Plan

A few years ago I ran into Professor Grant Horner’s 10 Chapter a day reading system. It was beautiful but in my mind a bit too much. I tried it several times and it always felt a bit too artificial to keep breaking on chapter boundaries in the middle of a story. (More on that at a later date perhaps.) I kept getting frustrated and eventually broke off the reading plan and just did it my way. As a result I developed my own Bible reading plan very similar to Prof Horner’s. I call it the Bible Backbone plan. It is a plan that works quite well for me, perhaps because it’s just a little smaller in size, and a thus a bit more flexible for my brain to work with. I’ve broken the scriptures down into six areas which I felt should be read every day. List 1: The Historical Backbone of Scripture tells the main story of the Bible from beginning to end. Read this looking for the overview of God’s plan Did you miss a day? Don’t panic, dwell in grace and read today. Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Luke, Acts, & Revelation. List 2: The Informational Books add […]


Personal Books Restored and Updated 4

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Personal Books

So many users have contributed personal books of nearly every variety for Logos Bible Software. Below is the master tree that will take you to all of them. Take note that there are different file types for differing versions of Logos. Logos 3 takes the *.lbxoeb format for personal books. Logos 4 and up take the *.docx format. I will endeavor over time to get each author their own page, but for now you should be able to access everything right here. Enjoy browsing.  


Thinking About a Smartwatch

It seems these days that the tech firms are all starting to figure out how they are going to make a smart watch that connects to my phone. They assume too much. I don’t want a watch that connects to my phone. I want a watch that replaces my phone. So far I have only seen one on the market that fits that bill, the Neptune Pine. Supposedly it’s shipping in January, but it still looks too big to me. But, of course, I wouldn’t mind testing a live unit. What do I want to do with it? Everything I do with my cell phone, except drop it, lose it, and juggle it. So what should a watch that is everything do? GPS and the matching software to record my runs, as well as give me directions. Cellular Signal I don’t care if it prefers AT&T or Sprint or whomever, as long as I get signal. Bluetooth: Because I’m sure not going to talk to my wrist like Dick Tracy, at least not very often. Give me a very small bluetooth ear device and I’m good. Speakerphone?  Well maybe. It could have a speakerphone built in for those times when I need it.  But most of the time wouldn’t the bluetooth earpiece be […]