Tech

Home Studio Tour and Videography Kit

Home Studio Tour and Videography Kit

Updated 03/03/2021 Several friends have asked, so here’s a tour of my home video studio—which I set up for the second season of the Bible Study Magazine Podcast and for my own YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/TtVBIof3Olo Updated shot of my studio (3/3/21): And this...

Future.Bible Conference

Future.Bible Conference

In one week I'll be "speaking" "at" a "conference" on the future of the Bible that is all online—actually, I recorded the video today and am now uploading it. My talk was really fun to put together, and I gave it this title: "Anything Invented After You're Thirty-Five...

Review: The Innovators

Review: The Innovators

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter IsaacsonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsSomehow some writers of biography end up sounding trite, both in their relating of their subjects' stories and in the lessons they draw...

Ode to My iPad Pro

Ode to My iPad Pro

The subtitle for this blog used to be “Bible, Tech, Bible Tech.” I haven’t blogged about tech much in a long time. But I still love it. And it’s time for a break from heavy stuff. One particular piece of tech I love is my new-to-me 12.9-inch iPad Pro. I got it a few...

A Handy Guide to Catching Spam Comments

Look out for these things in your comment spam (some apply to email spam, too), and you're less likely to be fooled by it (click image to see full-size): I don't really mean that Australia is weird, though I may find out this summer that it is as I take my first trip...

How to Listen to Lots of Lectures and Sermons and YouTube Videos

How to Listen to Lots of Lectures and Sermons and YouTube Videos

Updated July 28, 2020 I see many interesting lectures and interviews on YouTube that I know I will never, ever have time for. I simply cannot sit in front of a computer and watch a video. Email beckons too hard. But I can listen to these videos on the bus, while doing...

Review: Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family

Andy Crouch is among the first parents to have nurtured children from clearly-too-young-to-have-a-smartphone to now-old-enough, during a time in which smartphones were in fact available for that whole period. It's only been ten years since the iPhone's debut. And in...

Review: 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke My rating: 5 of 5 stars The best way to summarize this book is probably to let the author do it. In the last twelve chapters, I have warned against twelve corresponding ways in which smartphones are changing us and...

Cool New Way to Use the Best Word Processor

I love Google Docs. I live by Google Docs. I can't believe I ever lived with anything else. It strikes just the right balance between simplicity and power. It's made for writers like me who constantly need to send out documents for edits and comments without causing a...

Ting Vs Charge for Cell Service

I like Ting a lot. The pricing model is well conceived, and the resultant costs are low. The customer service is fantastic. The website and mobile apps function flawlessly. I never get unexpected charges. Laura and I have been on it for three years, and our average...

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption Promo Video

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption now has a promo page on bjupress.com. If you haven't yet purchased a copy, you will want to do so now that there is a promo page. Bryan Smith, the presenter on the video there, is the one whose vision I was trying to live...