Bible Software in the Classroom
My teachers didn’t go through school with Bible software. Yours probably didn’t either. If you’re a seminary student (my target audience for this blog), that means you’re part of the first generation of students to have the power of BibleWorks at your fingertips not only for papers but for class time—even personal devotions.
Who’s going to be your model for how you use Bible software? I almost answered, “Your model shouldn’t be a Logos salesperson.” But then I remembered my respected friend Phil Gons and his good tech knowledge and advice… I think what my first thought was driving at, though, is that there are few people (in my experience) who both 1) know and use and love Bible software and 2) openly speak of its dangers. I aspire to be one of those people (and I’m not saying you aren’t one, Phil!).
With that aspiration in mind, I ask you to make a connection for yourself. Please read this post if you missed it a few days ago:
…you’ve simply got to read this piece on the blog medium’s message by Andrew Sullivan, or at least this summary, which would lead you to this article on PBS, which might lead you to this one in the NY Times. UPDATE: And here’s the Atlantic article that started Sullivan on this tack. (HT: Andy Naselli).
Now, how can the experiential insights of Andrew Sullivan, et al., be applied to our use of Logos, Accordance, and BibleWorks? Feel free to comment, my blog readers. Both of you.