Accordance Blog

June 2017

A Preacher's Dream

June 27, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — What do preachers dream of? A preacher dreams of receptive hearts and minds. A preacher dreams of a congregation empowered to change the world – to turn it upside down! We see Accordance Bible software as an essential equipping tool to help fulfill the holy calling put upon every preacher’s heart! A preacher's dream is also great resources at amazing prices! This week, we are offering a selection of preaching resources to equip and empower you to expound the Word in every situation. Available for the first time ...

NEW! The Preacher's Commentary (35 volumes)

June 26, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Perhaps you’ve heard the sentiment often repeated by seminary students: the sermon you preach in your seminary class you wouldn’t dare preach in your church, and the sermon you preach in your church you wouldn’t dare preach in your homiletics class. Unfortunately, there’s often a great amount of truth to this. To be certain, I’ve sat through student sermons that seemed to aim more at the academic hall than the average church setting for which I’ve been familiar. And, of course, sermons preached in a classroom often (but not always—who a ...

Free Accordance Webinars for June 26 - 30, 2017

June 23, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need. Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of June 26 - 30, 2017: Monday, June 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT Pastor Abram K-J walks you through various commentary series available or Accordance and how to put them to best use in your studies and preaching. Taught by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones Monday, J ...

Endorsement: Michael Miller

June 22, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Michael Miller, a consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators, discusses the value of Accordance Bible Software for exegetical work and Bible translation into other languages. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Big Savings to Help You Apply the Bible

June 20, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Understanding and applying the Bible is one of the tasks of every Christian, but most know, it's no easy task. Reading and understanding the Scriptures takes time and effort. The Apostle Paul says, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9 NIV). The first step of understanding the Bible is reading it, but what do we do from there? We don’t want to merely amass knowledge of the Bible, allowing it to have no effect on us. With up to ...

NEW! A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible

June 19, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Bible surveys can be difficult to teach. There’s certainly value to gaining a big picture overview of Scripture. Over the years, I’ve taught surveys of one or both Testaments at both the high school and college levels as well as in church settings. Sometimes it seems like I’m offering something very helpful, but other times it feels “a mile wide and an inch deep” as the saying goes. The same kind of sentiment can be said for written surveys of the Bible. Finding a good one-volume introductory survey of the Bible can be quite c ...

Configuraciones de inicio de Accordance - iOS [Accordance Settings on iOS]

June 15, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video veremos cuándo usar la configuración de inicio de Accordance en los dispositivos iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Estos pasos pueden ayudarnos cuando tengamos problemas con Accordance en el dispositivo. [In this video we will see when to use the Accordance Startup settings on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). These steps can help us when we have issues with Accordance on the device.] Download Accordance Mobile for iOS.

Accordance 12 Advanced Features (Training Seminar Session 2)

June 14, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — In session 2 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Info Pane, Papers, Stacks, Research, and more. This training seminar was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016 in conjunction with last year's ETS/SBL meetings. Also, don't miss session 1: Accordance 12 Overview. By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you c ...

NEW! Keener's Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

June 12, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — When I was in high school, an agnostic father of one of my classmates cornered me one day in an attempt to question my Christian faith. He asked me if I believed in miracles. When I affirmed I did, He said, “If God has set natural laws in place in his creation, a miracle would be a violation of his laws. Wouldn’t that make God a lawbreaker?” I didn’t know the name David Hume at the time, but years later I would learn that this 18th century philosopher defined a miracle as a violation of natural law. Grounded in the empirical ideas of h ...

In Memory of Chris Rockwell

June 10, 2017 - Helen Brown — Chris Rockwell, May 24, 1991 - June 1, 2017 We are deeply saddened to have to share with you that Chris, our lead iOS programmer for over two years, has passed away very suddenly. We withheld the news at the request of the family, until after the funeral today. Joel Brown, our Manager of Software Development wrote: Chris was an exciting, dedicated, and exuberant worker with whom, for over two years, I had the pleasure of working. From the initial interview, I could tell Chris' passion for both software development and ...

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1 for Windows & Macintosh

June 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.1 for Windows and Macintosh is now available as a free upgrade for Accordance 12 users! Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1! Accordance 12.1 is a significant update, although a lot of the changes are “under the hood.” The greatest change in Accordance 12.1 relates to Dropbox, which Accordance users employ to sync user content. Dropbox is discontinuing their current API at the end of June, 2017. Therefore, ...

Endorsement: Daniel Kim

June 07, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Dr. Daniel Kim is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Kim describes his own use of Accordance for personal study and research as well as his use in the classroom. Hear how he stuns students with Accordance's speed, ease of use, and power for studying and learning Hebrew. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

NEW! Moody's Introduction to the Old Testament (4 Volumes)

June 05, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of An Introduction to the Old Testament (4 volumes) from Moody Publishers, available for the Accordance Bible Software library, beginning today! An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch by Herbert Wolf An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books by David M. Howard Jr. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock Viewed by many as a contemporary standard Old ...