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Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Yeshua1, Aug 30, 2013.
I find myself more on a computer screen than reading an actual bible!
How many here use bible Software to study the bible with?
I do. And sometimes I don't know who learns the most as we study-- me or that software.
What do you use?
Yea..the sw is the hs .:godisgood:
Almost exclusively these days. My first church supplied an office that was smaller than the closet they used for keeping the mops and brooms. I spent the first few years carting my most used reference books in a milk crate from the house to the church and back again. Now I have a full library a mouse click away.
I chuckled at your phrase "an actual Bible". I love the tactile experience of a book in my hand. When I read my Bible (reading not studying for the next sermon or Bible study) I like the feel of my worn out Ryrie I've been carting around since high school. I don't own a Kindle for the same reason.
When it comes down to hard study with a goal in mind I like to use the most efficient tool for the job. I am sure someone on here spent hours pawing through a Bartlett's looking for that perfect quote to illustrate a point in a message. I know I have. I don't think I spend any less time in sermon prep but technology has made me a much better student.
KINDLES are great... but you cant get any snow on them....that leaves both you and the salt stick out in the cold....and:smilewinkgrin: you guys should be used to it by now.:laugh:
I use E-sword a lot. I like to read and study the ESV/NKKV/KJVNASB side by side and you can do that in parallel mode Plus I like the enormous amount of extras like commentaries/maps/dictionaries. However after saying all that I still use a printed bible more.
First software owned was Ellis library for 15.00 Kmart, eventually ended up with gramcord and Logos!
I keep text in book form on desk and commentaries in digital, Logos, Quickverse are the most common.
I mostly use Logos when I use anything. I use Precept Austin a lot, especially since I am currently preaching through the book of Romans.
On my Mac I use Accordance and Logos for my personal, academic, and pastoral study.
Likewise, on my iPad I use the apps for these two, as well as those for YouVersion, BlueLetterBible, and GloBible.
When I preach and teach I always have a physical text in hand, ironically when I prepare I rarely use physical text. Just the way it goes I guess.
My Accordance and Logos programs have a lot of modules, texts, and add-ons installed. I've found them to be very helpful and enjoy them. However, I have yet to purchase a commentary for either program. I prefer the physical texts and have a hard time paying the same money, or more, for a computer version of a physical text.
Mostly E-Sword on the PC (sometimes NextBible online) and YouVersion on my Nook (which I take to church).
I remember the first time I saw a man using a Nook or Kindle in service, I was shocked that someone would be playing game or checking his e-mail or football scores in church. I didn't realize he could have been reading scripture?
I use (for the last 1.5 years) Accordance also, and really do think it's the premier Bible software on the market.
Have a blessed Lord's Day!
I use e-Sword.
I use J-Bible in Japanese, mostly Bibloi 8.0 and PowerBibleCD on the PC, but others sometimes. I have a Kindle Fire with several translations and two free Greek NTs: TR and WH.
I use online bibles and wordsearch a lot while studying – use both computer and kindle. I never use such devices in church, though.
Oh, I should add that refraining from using my kindle in church is a personal preference (I keep up and learn better when I have a physical bible – perhaps because of the amount of text available at one time, probably because my mind is catching up with my body and I’m getting old). I do the same with any book that I want to reference or learn from (textbooks, non-fiction works, etc) and will often buy it in kindle version only to re-purchase it in hardcopy. I don’t think it “wrong” to use digital media in church.
e-sword for the PC & mysword for the tablet.
I'm addicted to Logos 5. All my bible study is done on a laptop.
I save my work in MSWord.
I use a hardcover bible in church and in bible studies.
About 10% of our congregation uses a Kindle or IPad equivalent during services.