About ten months ago I did a head to head matchup between a paid Bible program and a free one (TheWord). Well, some things have changed since that post.

Long story short, I simply had to walk away from Accordance and leave my $500+ on the table. The program was total and complete trash and their Tech Support was even worse! From the time I first purchased and downloaded the program, it crashed right out of the gate. Tech Support didn’t really seem all that interested in helping. Most of the time when I would ask them a question they would send me to the forums online. The people on the forums were often rude. I can’t count the number of times I received the same response, “No, you can’t do that with Accordance.”

It was the worst possible experience I think I’ve ever had with a computer program before. Certainly the most expensive experience.

So, after walking away $500+ poorer, I decided to try Logos. I’d initially heard negatives about the program so I was hesitant. Plus, I was still reeling from the Accordance-Gate fiasco. But, I took the risk. I downloaded the free copy and purchased a couple Bibles and tried it out.

The first hour turned into the first day, that rolled its way into the first week, and before I realized it, I was back at Logos.com buying a few more items.

Well, flash forward about 8 months and I was finished with my MA degree and recently accepted into a ThD program. In theory, the free program would have worked. I purchased several items that patched holes where I could find them, but it still was a little shaky. There were several features I needed (aka wanted) that required a package upgrade.

I spent several days researching packages, feature sets, book collections. One of the biggest issues I have with Logos is the cost of Commentaries. It’s ridiculous. $1500 for a set of books written in the 1800’s? Really? I wanted to purchase the Diamond or Collector’s Edition but that would cost around $3000-$7000. I don’t have that kind of money to spend on books. So I settled or the Essentials package and I downloaded the update yesterday.

So lets talk about LOGOS (and how much better it is than Accordance)!
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This document serves as the official Practicum Proposal (Practicum #1) for my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (uThM) program. This practicum will consist of no less than 100 hours of documented interaction with the avocation of online academic instruction, ultimately leading to the development of a comprehensive online Christian Philosophical Curriculum.

These documents will be updated periodically as progress is made.

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As part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program I started working through the entire corpus of the Church Fathers. All 37 volumes.

I have just finished the first letter by Ignatius, The Epistle to the Ephesians. Not quite the page turner I always hope it will be. But there are some interesting points to bring up.

In this letter he appears to be arrested by authorities and will be delivered over to the executioners. He was apparently thrown to “the wild beasts” at Rome and “rent to pieces.”

It is hard for one to imagine in the West being tortured and beaten and ultimately killed all because of your faith. How many of us could truly say we would die for our faith?

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A few months ago I pushed the pause button on this website to pursue an impromptu Master of Theological Studies at a nationally accredited online Seminary.

Well, I have finished. I completed the remaining 3 courses I needed for the degree requirements and also passed the surprise Comprehensive Exam with an 89% (surprised because they failed to tell me there was one until I was almost finished with the rest of the course work).

But now I’ve got a dilemma and I need your advice. Now that I’m going to graduate in December with a Master’s degree, I have the opportunity to go on and get a PhD at Liberty University (or should I go to another school)?

What does this all mean for my Unschooled Master of Theology program?

Read on and see if any of you can help me with this decision….

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You might have noticed posts on this blog have suddenly stopped. The reason is two-fold, really. First, I had a backlog of written posts scheduled out, along with the daily podcast of my books spread out over the course of a month or so. This gave me ample time to keep writing and scheduling, as long as nothing got in the way.

Well, the second part is what got in the way, and that was my MA in Theological Studies.

So, I’m taking a break this morning (actually did not have enough time last night to prep my last paper for the second to last class, which means I have a lot of time today with nothing to do for my degree) to write an update on what’s happening concerning my education and my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

Needless to say, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride….

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So, while taking a break from my Unschooled Master of Theology Program and now my Master of Theology at NationsU, I caught one of my favorite movies, Up in the Air.

You know, the movie with George Clooney and Anna Kendrick, directed by Jason Reitman – you know, right?

Well, if you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s a really great movie with a great cast and touches on the fundamental nature of humans and how we treat each other (and ourselves).

So, lets tackle this fascinating movie and see where we end up.

Here we go…

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Episode # 076 – In the Meadow – Chapter 6e

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Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….

R U N !

Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can survive the hot white fury of the vengeful spirits that are In the Meadow.

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I recently finished a book I thought was great, so I decided to write a review about it.

Even though it’s not directly connected to my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, it’s an interesting story and is the first book in the Origin Mystery Trilogy by A.G. Riddle. The book I finished this week was The Atlantis Gene.

Care to find out how the world began?

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Episode # 075 – In the Meadow – Chapter 6d

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Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….

R U N !

Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can survive the hot white fury of the vengeful spirits that are In the Meadow.

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Episode # 074 – In the Meadow – Chapter 6c

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Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….

R U N !

Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can survive the hot white fury of the vengeful spirits that are In the Meadow.

$3.99 Only $2.99

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I take breaks to divide up the research for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, trying to avoid burnout, and the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting my cop fix with NYPD Blue. It’s been several years since it was on television, though binge watching all twelve seasons is a great way to break up reading and research strain.

So, lets jump in and talk about one of the best shows in television history. Maybe the best show ever…

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Episode # 073 – In the Meadow – Chapter 6b

Audio File Download: Chapter 6b


Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….

R U N !

Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can survive the hot white fury of the vengeful spirits that are In the Meadow.

$3.99 Only $2.99

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