Don’t Bury Your Computer in the Ground: Free Lecture Sep 20

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Every year for four or five years now I have given a special, free lecture at BJU’s Mack Library on how using your computer wisely during ministerial training. I’ve done this because mine is the first generation to use computers throughout undergraduate and graduate training and I want to help others make sense of the proliferation of technological tools.

Here are this year’s details:

Don’t Bury Your Computer in the Ground

A free seminar on how to use your computer strategically throughout your whole ministerial training program: essential note-taking, filing, and Bible software tips. Sat., Sep. 20, in the Mack Library Computer Classroom, 9:05-10:00 a.m.

Come hear a Bible software teacher and NT Ph.D. student with eight years’ experience in Preacher Boys teach you how to keep lifelong (D.V.) the wisdom you’re receiving in your ministerial training classes (Prov. 3:21b). Learn about which Bible software programs to buy (BibleWorks, Logos, Accordance, etc.), which to avoid, and which you can get for free. Learn about filing your notes so you can actually use them again in the future. This lecture is updated every year to include the latest technological tools. Come with your computer for personal attention. (Free one-hour lecture; special software gift included.)

Here are some of the topics I’ll cover:

  • Bible software to buy—and to avoid
  • Hardware to buy
  • Software to get for cheap
  • How to organize and name your files so you can find them again
  • How to organize your print library on your computer
  • Note-taking tips
  • How and why to use Unicode
  • Turabian shortcuts to avoid hassle for you and your teacher!

The lecture, again, is free. Everyone is welcome.

RSVP in the comments if you like—and let me know if there’s anything you would like me to cover.

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Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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