Accordance Blog

November 2012

Organizing Your Library: Texts

November 30, 2012 - David Lang — At the recent training seminar in Chicago, one of the attendees asked me to share my system of Library organization. I didn't have an easy way to do it on the spot, but I did promise to get that to him "somehow." On the assumption that others may find this helpful, "somehow" will be a series of blog posts on each major module category. You may find my system worthy of emulation, or you may decide it isn't for you. Whichever is true, I hope this series will get you thinking about how best to organize your own Accordance library. First, ...

ETS/SBL 2012 Update and New Releases

November 28, 2012 - Darin Allen — The 2012 annual meetings for the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature wrapped up last week and the Accordance team was glad to be a part of the action. These shows are always a great time to meet a wide variety of biblical scholars, and to show everyone the latest Accordance developments. Windows Update Many people were especially interested to see our working demo of Accordance 10 on Windows. It was my first time seeing the Windows version in action as well, and I was impressed by the ...

Greek Diagrams Done For You

November 26, 2012 - David Lang — Remember diagramming sentences in school? If you're under forty, you might not, but I have vivid memories of diagramming sentences in high school English. At the time it seemed like a pointless exercise, but years later, I came to see its usefulness, especially when it comes to exegeting complex Greek sentences. The Reed-Kellogg system of diagramming is among the oldest and best known. It emphasizes the logical relationships among words and phrases in a sentence, enabling you to see through the peripheral information to the key points being ...

Headed to Milwaukee and Chicago

November 13, 2012 - David Lang — It's that time of year again! This week the Accordance team will be converging on the cities of Milwaukee and Chicago for the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). While I'll be missing ETS for the first time in many years, I'll head to Chicago later this week to teach an Accordance training seminar and to help out at SBL. If you'll be at those conferences or in those cities, there are several opportunities to meet Accordance staff and to learn from Accordance experts. ...

Calvinism: For, Against, or Undecided?

November 01, 2012 - David Lang — Are you among those rejoicing over Calvinism's recent surge in popularity? Or do you wish its (in)famous TULIP would wither once and for all? Are you among those still trying to decide what all the fuss is about? Calvinists and Arminians have been arguing over key points of theology for several hundred years now, and the conversation has all too often been marked by hostility, suspicion, uncharitable caricatures of the opposing view, even accusations of heresy. Wouldn't it be nice if you could listen to competent authorities from ...