If you are a regular reader of this blog, you must know by now that I was using Reftagger to automatically tag and quote scripture references in my blog posts. Two weeks ago I came across NETBibleTagger and I replaced Reftagger straight away because I noticed that NETBibleTagger does a much better job.
Category: Software and Technology
Once a Pastor told me it would be a great idea to reserve a page in my blog to share the Good news about Jesus. I liked the idea. Then I thought the world wide web is a place for creative and dynamic content. Presenting the Gospel in the traditional and static format would make my visitors feel boring.
1. What is X3Watch?
Imagine I am struggling with pornography. With X3Watch I can have an accountability partner (or partners) who is sent copies of the web pages I look at. The idea is that if I know the accountability partner will be keeping track of my Internet usage, I am less likely to visit sites that he will not approve.
This is how I found out about ChurchInfo. Recently we decided that our church membership information must be computerized and as usual I was asked to do the job. However none of the commercial Church Management Software I came across could fit into our budget. Then I googled to see whether any free and open-source applications are available.
If you have followed this blog closely you may remember my how to article on setting up a Church blog with WordPress. You can read it here if you missed it. In it I also discussed about choosing a Web Host in brief. Although Hosting costs have decreased very much over time some churches will find it difficult to invest on web hosting. (especially if you are talking about a fresh church plant) Gladly while doing research for this post I came across two companies that offer to host church websites for free, (well, I found more but the ones mentioned here looked worth an introduction)
In year 1997 when I was introduced to blogging through a tech column it sounded like a useless idea, which I quickly and impatiently dismissed thinking ‘who wants to maintain an online journal?’ For me the concept was far less than practical.
3 years later I felt God’s calling in my life. I Left home to enroll in Bible college and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Theology in the year 2006. I was very passionate about sharing God’s word with masses and had a lot to share. But the entire year went by without a single opportunity to preach.
According to the content of this blog, I have to quote Bible references in almost every blog post that I write. In the beginning this wasn’t a big deal, but as the time passed I wanted to automate the process. You know, typing entire Bible passages manually isn’t easy. Copying and pasting is a good alternative but then it occupies too much of space.