Accordance Bible / Technology

6 Free Accordance Webinars This Week

Abram here with a short post on some free webinars Accordance Bible Software is offering this week. Joel has reviewed the software here, here, and here. I’ve attended a few Accordance webinars, and they’re always informative and well-done. I also teach a couple webinars now, which is a lot of fun. I’m leading one on Friday: Setting Up Workspaces with Abram K-J Friday, August 21, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Abram will gear this session toward the basic-level Accordance user. The webinar is interactive throughout, offering users a chance to see how to set up, customize, and save a Workspace

Old Testament / Samuel

2 Samuel 7: Is It About Jesus?

Hello, good readers of Unsettled Christianity. This is Abram K-J of Words on the Word. Joel made the mistake kind move of inviting me to contribute to his fine blog… so here I am! I begin simply with a cross-post, because I’ve already seen some incisive responses in the comments to a post at WotW: Is 2 Samuel 7 About Jesus? I suggest that 2 Samuel 7:14b can’t apply to Jesus: When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings. But all the “forever” language in that


Christmas: The Time for Feminism (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia The post from Dr. Gayle mentioned below is still one of my favorites. I have updated it just a little and will continue to repost it at Christmas time. I am no feminist. I am not involved in the egalitarian debate nor the complegalitarian debate. I believe that a woman has her proper place in the house; however, so does the man for that matter. One is not Lord over the Lady, however, as I do not agree with the old Southern Baptist definition of ‘submission’. I am no feminist, but if I were, I perhaps 


The Unimportance of the Virgin Birth (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia We have four gospels in the New Testament, but half of them mention the Virgin Birth (Matthew and Luke), and only at the announcement of that Birth. Further, that means only two books of the 27 in the New Testament mention the Virgin Birth. There is nothing beyond Matthew and Luke in the entire New Testament pertaining to the Virgin Birth (although Galatians 4.4 might allude to in a strictly Pauline way). Why? This is a pivotal prophecy – one which no Messiah could do with out. Granted the Jews believe that the Hebrew means ‘young


Joseph, Husband of Mary (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia This is a yearly repost… One of the most forgotten men in the Scriptures is Joseph, who was a man from the line of David who had  a certain Jewish girl espoused to him. He makes a small appearance in Matthew and Luke, the only two Gospels to record something about him. His name appears only a few times in all of the New Testament. It is only in Matthew’s work which we find him and his actions as any part of the story, This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was

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The Dignity of Labor and the Rest of God (Repost)

Originally from here, WEBCommentary(tm) – The Dignity of Labor and the Rest of God. But, I think it has moved… To the Coal Miners, to the Steel Workers, to the stay at home mothers, to the workers who labour…God bless you. Monday, September 1 is Labor Day in America. Labor Day is that special day when recognition is given to the millions who make up the nation’s working force. It’s a day of recreation, citywide parades, end of summer barbeques and political speeches. For some it will be just an extra day to relax quietly at home. Both work

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@SarahPalinUSA and @BryanJFischer Don’t Understand Baptism

This first came to my attention this morning when Bryan Fischer tweeted the following gem: Under a President Palin, "waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists.” You go, girl. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 27, 2014 And, here’s the video: What Sarah Palin states about “baptism” is completely antithetical to the Christian Faith and what a good number of Christians believe about baptism. The Catholic Church has this to say about baptism: Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to