Make your website or blog render fonts from the classical languages Greek and Hebrew.
“BibleWorks is a Bible Research Program with a large collection of software tools and database resources designed specifically to assist pastors, seminary students, professors and missionaries in their exegesis of the Biblical text. It contains more than 200 Bible translations in nearly 40 languages, 45 original language texts and morphology databases, 29 lexical-grammatical references, and a wealth of practical reference works.”
I first came across Faro de Gracia in 2010, when I was searching for a nice gift to give to my father-in-law in La Paz, Bolivia. I found that there are lots of great Puritan materials in English, but not so much in Spanish in South America. Many people in the Seminaries there often have to make copies of books in-order to study.
I was told about Faro de Gracias from a friend and saw that they have many great resources in Spanish. One of the nicest things, is the book bundles that they offer. We purchased the “Complete set of Puritan Classics and NT Commentaries” for $50 that included 16 titles, including a short commentary of the New Testament.
As pastor of the church, my father-in-law immediately began using the books to form Bible studies based upon the material in these Puritan classics. This exemplifies the thrust of this ministry. Their goal is to put great Reformed literature into the hands of the churches of South America.
If you wish to find out more about this ministry or how you can purchase book sets to send to leaders at churches in South America, click on the link below.
I recently stumbled upon a great site that I think will help many of you who want to improve your theological writing ability. Westminster Seminary offers a great resource on their website that helps people hone their writing skills. The “Center for Theological Writing” is a fairly comprehensive resource that helps to “equip[...] students of theology with the tools to write clearly, correctly, cogently, and profoundly (John Frame,The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God).”
I’ve found as I’ve gone through this website that some of the suggestions are short and don’t give a whole lot of information, but others are very comprehensive in explaining how to write. In seminary, there are various types of courses and most of them require a specific style of writing. Personally, I’m better at writing devotional and argumentative type papers, but other classes require just research. I have found that I didn’t know where to begin in some cases. The site has been a starting point to help me know in what direction to go when writing a certain type of paper and what its boundaries are.
Some of the areas that you might benefit from are:
- Writing for Apologetic Papers
- Writing for Systematic Papers
- Writing for Biblical Studies
- Writing for Church History
- Writing for Practical Theology
Writing is not my best skill, but little by little it is possible to improve in this area. Is it too late to teach an old dog new tricks? As I’ve heard it said, “It’s not too late, because we are not dogs.” I want to encourage you to take a look through the website and utilize the resources it offers. Also, take a look at the other resources that WTS offers in this section of their site.
“the church and the world need those who can articulate the gospel faithfully, bringing it to bear upon the issues of life with insight, clarity, and truthfulness (cf. Rom 10:14).”
Jay Adams is the author of Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, Theology of Christian Counseling, and over 120 other books dealing with Biblical Counseling, preaching, theology, and pastoral ministry. This podcast is a compilation of radio programs that Dr. Adams recorded a few years ago. Each episode addresses a number of counseling issues. Each message is about eight minutes long and you can either listen to them on their website, or download them through iTunes onto your computer, iphod, iphone, or other mp3 player.
Normally the website only posts about 5 or 6 episodes at a time, so if you want to add them to your library, you will need to check back regularly to download it.
Below are three options for accessing these resources
Below are a few of the most popular books by Dr. Adams