Plagiarism and Germs

UntitledI have another confession.

I’ve published more than 50 articles and written or contributed to nearly 10 published books.

I have also plagiarized. Continue reading


Ship it!

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license

I’m applying the expression “Ship it!” to publishing.

It’s been used in the manufacturing world for decades, when a product came off of the factory assembly line, got packaged, and was shipped to the customer.

The tech world has borrowed the term for the last decade (see How Google Works). I first heard it applied to publishing while writing as a contributing editor for Logos Bible Software during my summer sabbatical from my church.

I find there are two extreme tendencies when it comes to writers. Continue reading


Leaving your church

Jeffrey E. Miller:

Reblogging an old post about “leaving your church.” Let me know what you think!

Originally posted on Jeffrey E. Miller:

Picture14Maybe you should leave your church.

How do you know if it’s time to move on? How do you know if yours is a good reason to leave?

I get these questions a lot.

Let’s begin with the obvious:

There are a host of bad reasons to leave your church.

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Important Bible facsimiles

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An image from the Washington facsimile.

In addition to first editions and important Bibles, there are also reproductions of important works–works produced before and after the printing press around AD 1450. These reproductions are called “facsimiles.”

One of the more important early printed books was Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible published in 1534. I can’t afford an authentic copy of this milestone publication, but I was able to purchase a 2-volume facsimile.

These heavy volumes are beautiful. At the bottom of this post you’ll see an open shot of the Gospel of Mark. Continue reading


Book deals

commentaryI just saw that Amazon and Christian Book Distributors are both running a great deal on this 12-volume commentary set that I helped to write (photo on left).

This handsome hardback set is the repackaged Quicknotes Simplified Bible Commentary Series. I just bought this new set myself a couple of weeks ago, and I was impressed by the quality of the new format.

I contributed to volumes 5, 11, and 12. The commentary is designed especially for the layperson who wants to understand the Bible better or the Sunday School teacher who wants to be prepared for class.

As the saying goes: “Hurry while supplies last!”


More Old Greek New Testaments

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My 1707 John Mill

We’ve already looked at old Bibles and some old Greek New Testaments.

Today we look at more–and more valuable–Greek New Testaments. We begin with my very own copy of John Mill’s 1707 edition.

I found this copy online listed at about 10% of its actual value, bought it immediately, and then asked for my wife’s forgiveness. Continue reading


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