On finishing my 24 Hour Through the Bible – OT Course at KI for my Unschooled Master’s of Theology in Biblical Studies program and chose to write a paper about which bible the New Testament Authors and the early Church Fathers used in the first few centuries of the faith.

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It’s time again for another Research Journal update, where I provide information about my life, about my writing projects, and about my unschooled Master of Theology Program (uThM) and life at Eden.

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I think I’ve finally figured out my research workflow for my Unschooled Master’s of Theology in Biblical Studies and thought I would share it with everyone. This article will cover my motivations, the tools used, the implementation of those tools, and where there are still deficiencies in the overall process.

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Finished another course at Koinonia Institute and this is my review. I went throught the course materials for this course, Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Lecture 1-12 Old Testament more than twenty years ago while regretfully serving in the US Army overseas. Now, taking the course again, it was surprising how much I remembered from so long ago.

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I just finished watching the very last episode of Homeland, and I have to say, NOW THAT’S HOW YOU END A SHOW!

This tv series captivated me from the very first episode back in 2011, at the height of the double Wars in the Middle East, when suicide bombings were all the craze, and spies were in vogue – well – again.

But, this show was something different. Had something different. And that difference was easily identifiable.

Claire Danes.

You can read all of my tv show reviews here, but right now, let’s jump into all things Homeland, all things Carrie Mathison, and all things beautiful.

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Okay. I have to say, I usually turn bad movies off almost immediately. I mean, I’m not able to define bad acting, but I sure do know it when I see it. And, these two movies are full of bad acting. I’m not kidding. We’re talking D rated acting.

But, there was something really compelling about the story, I’m not really able to put my finger on it. Whatever it was, I ended up watching both movies all the way through, and I’ve come away from the experience wanting to know what happens with all the characters.

And, that’s pretty rare!

So, settle in for quite a story. Or, better yet, I think you should just watch the movies for yourself. If nothing else, they are HILARIOUSLY bad!

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There are many issues with the Critical Text of the New Testament. A cursory look at any critical apparatus, and you’ll discover thousands of instances where word position is changed, where words or phrases (or entire verses or passages) are stricken from the text entirely. And, the war rages on between the critical exegetes and their ecclesiastical text adversaries. King-James-Onlyists. Textus Receptus Adherents. Don’t even get started with which Old Testament text the New Testament writers quoted from. That’s an entirely separate can of worms.

But, in this article, I want to focus on a specific verse in the New Testament: 3 John 1:15. It is a tiny ending in a tiny letter at the back of the bible, just before the book of Revelation. It is the biblical equivalent of a pass-over State.

After all, when was the last time 3 John was the main focus of a sermon or bible study? In the proverbial throws of an apologetical defense, when have you ever heard, “Yes, but in 3 John 1:15 it states!”

I would wager: never.

So, if these kind of vague and mysterious bible trivia fascinate you as much as they do me, then let’s find out what I discovered.

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It’s not everyday that you realize you’ve outgrown the bible software program you’ve used for years. You wake up, roll out of bed, slip into your slippers, and stroll on out to your favorite recliner in the living room and settle in with your laptop, ready for another day of wandering through the near limitless halls of your digital Seminary, only to discover there is a sign on every door going forward.

“Closed for Repair.”

“Not Open. No ETA.”

I’ve been using the Accordance Program for a few weeks now, and I thought it was high time for a detailed review and comparison between a paid bible program and a free one.

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I finished the course Evidence & Logic from the Koinonia Institute not long ago, and thought a review was in order.

The study materials used were the video briefing pack from Chuck Missler called Critical Thinking.

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I finished my Hermeneutics Mega Course, part of my uThM Program and selected this topic for my final course paper.

To do so, I used course lectures from three sources: Koinonia Institute, the Theology Program, and the Master’s Seminary and the additional text, Basic Bible Interpretation.

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I finished the course Hermeneutics from the Master’s Seminary and it’s time for a review.

The study materials included a terribly written (and terribly edited) syllabus, the lecture videos, and the book, Basic Bible Interpretation, which you can find my review here.

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I finished my Hermeneutics Mega Course, part of my uThM Program and selected this topic for my second course paper.

To do so, I used course lectures from three sources: Koinonia Institute, the Theology Program, and the Master’s Seminary and the additional text, Basic Bible Interpretation.

You can read all of my course assignments here.

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