WWW Wednesday: Logos Bible Software 6 – A Ginormous Leap Forward

Logos Bible Software Version 6 A Ginormous Leap Forward

Logos Bible Software released version 6 of their popular software earlier this week. The new version includes a ton of new features and significantly updates many existing features. Is Logos Bible Software right for you? I explore some of the pros and cons in my weekly post over at the Why We Web blog.

Check it out….


Link: Logos Bible Software Version 6 – A Ginormous Leap Forward


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WWW Wednesday: Bible Study App by ECS Ministries Review


The Bible Study iPad App Exam Page Screenshot

This week, over at the Why We Web blog, I review ECS Ministries’ Bible Study app.

If you are looking for a great way to systematically study the Bible, you should check out my post.

The app also serves as a helpful educational tool. With materials appropriate for all age levels (8 & up) homeschool families, Sunday School teachers, youth group leaders, and parents will find the app to be a great way to engage students.

Link: App Review: Bible Study by ECS Ministries


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WWW Wednesday: The Bible App For Kids [Update]

Bible App For Kids Spanish


My post this week over at the Why We Web blog is an update of a post that first appeared in January: The Bible App For Kids.

During the course of the year The Bible App For Kids has been updated with several new Bible stories. Even better, the developers just announced a new Spanish language version of the app will be released soon!

Check out the new Why We Web post for the details….


Link: Update: The Bible App For Kids


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WWW Wednesday: Help Your Children Memorize Scripture With Your Phone


Over at the Why We Web blog I just posted my weekly Wednesday post (yes, I know today is Thursday– I’m a little late).

This week’s post reviews a neat little app to help children memorize scripture with an engaging puzzle game. If you want to help the children in your life memorize scripture I encourage you to head over the Why We Web blog and check it out.

Link: Help Your Children Memorize Scripture With Your Phone


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WWW Wednesday: What’s On My Android?

Android logo

A friend of mine recently asked me to give him a listing of the “Christian” apps on my Android smartphone. My Why We Web post this week is the listing of apps that I shared with my friend. Enjoy!

Link: What’s On My Android?


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WWW Wednesday: Android Quick Tip

Why We WebMy regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

Do you use an Android smartphone? Are you tired of dealing with annoying phone trees? If you answered yes to both questions then this week’s WWW post is for you. Check it out!

Link: Android Quick Tip


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WWW Wednesday: The Wordless Book App

The Wordless Book App Icon

My regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

This week’s post reviews The Wordless Book App for Android mobile devices… an old evangelistic tool updated for the digital age.

Link: Review: The Wordless Book App


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WWW Wednesday: The Gospel Message App

The Gospel Message App Icon

My regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

This week’s WWW post reviews The Gospel Message App by Awana.

Link: Review: The Gospel Message App


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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #12]

Toulouse Montauban Shootings March 2012This week last year the nation of France was rocked by a series of merciless gun attacks on Jewish citizens and members of the French military.

The hate fueled series of events began with deadly attacks on members of the French military on March 11 & 15. On the 19th the gunman struck again opening fire on a group of young Jewish school children who were waiting outside their school.

The horrific chain of events culminated with a thirty hour police standoff and one last gun battle that left the perpetrator dead. In all, seven died and five were injured. [Sources: 1 2].

Clearly, this world is brutally violent. Thankfully for the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ this world is not our home! For He has defeated death and Hell (Revelation 1:18) and we as believers look forward to that day “when the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, a who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 ESV.

During the 12th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:


Enjoy this flashback to 2012 week #12 on Digital Sojourner!


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Two Android Hymn Book Apps

…be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, Ephesians 5:18-19 ESV

In the New Testament we are encouraged to incorporate hymns and spiritual songs into our regular, daily life. While there is no lack of access to “Christian music” today, I believe Paul had something much deeper in mind than simply listening passively to someone else singing. It seems Paul is suggesting that psalms, hymns and spiritual songs should be so deeply embedded in our hearts that we would actual speak to one another in the ‘language’ of spiritual songs.

Paul also indicates that the Spirit filled believer will sing and make melody to the Lord directly from their own heart. Of course, there is nothing wrong in listening to others sing God’s praises… but the Lord desires something far more intimate from His children. He desires each of us to sing and make melody to Him directly from our own hearts… with no middleman! Amazing!

Over the weekend I became aware of two free hymn book apps for Android based mobile devices that you might find helpful:


The Believers Hymn Book

Believers Hymn Book App

The Believers Hymn Book is a collection of over 450 spiritual hymns and songs loved and enjoyed by many believers around the world. The app is simple and easy to use with lyrics and tunes for 465 hymns. There are a number of different options for finding specific hymns (such as by first line, author, category, or meter). Unfortunately I found searching by hymn number a bit tricky to use. I’m not sure if this is a device specific problem (Droid DNA) or a larger issue. 2013-01-29 Update: This issue was fixed in a recent update.

Other helpful features include difference screen settings for night and day viewing, and the ability to choose between different text size settings.

App Link: Believers Hymn Book Android App
Print Edition Link: Believers Hymn Book


The Little Flock Hymn Book (1881)

Little Flock Hymn Book 1881 App

Although the “HYMNS for The Little Flock” hymn book was first published way back in the 1800s the spiritual depth of this collection of hymns is still difficult to match today. The app’s author, KaiserGuy, has done an excellent job in creating an app that is lightening fast, is truly easy to use and offers some great features.

The app includes hymn lyrics and meters that can be accessed by hymn number, author’s name, and first line. The search feature quickly identities all songs with a particular word.

Some of the more innovative features include the ability to view word definitions, swipe left and right to browse hymns numerically, and several different social sharing options.

App Link: Little Flock Hymn Book Android App
Print Edition Link: Hymns for The Little Flock


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