Accordance Blog

Reading Scripture with the Reformers

July 04, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Many Accordance users (myself included) will state that one of their favorite commentary series is the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Today, we are releasing a “sequel series” (a term also used by InterVarsity Press), the Reformation Commentary on Scripture. No doubt, this series will also become a favorite as it offers a second means of “reading the Bible with the dead” (as first termed by General Editor John L. Thompson). Together with the previously released ACCS, the Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS) is “ ...

NEW! Feasting on the Word (22 volumes)

June 27, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Today we are releasing all 22 volumes of the Feasting on the Word commentary series on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for the Accordance Digital Library. This incredible resource has been long requested by Accordance users and will be of interest to many beyond the clergy whose churches who follow the RCL. The American Heritage Dictionary defines feast as “a plentiful supply of something enjoyable, especially for the mind or senses.” That definition of feast perfectly describes the Feasting on the Word (FotW) series. For those who ...

Scripture to Sermon Part 1 (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #143)

June 25, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Many pastors struggle to create sermons from scratch, with moving from a passage of Scripture to a finished sermon. In this podcast Dr. J details the entire process, step-by-step, showing the decisions that one must make, the points at which prayer and reflection are especially important, and how to integrate Accordance effectively into one’s workflow.

Accordance Adventures in Hong Kong

June 24, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Earlier this week, we began our month-long Accordance Tour of Asia. Over the next four weeks, we are making multiple presentations in Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan. I am giving various Accordance seminars in these areas along with my trusty sidekick, Ryan Mudge who offers sales and support. Our first stop was Hong Kong. On Monday of this week, we held an all-day Accordance Training Seminar at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary. Anyone from the area could attend, and it was exciting to interact with ...

Of Apes and Ethics

June 13, 2016 - David Lang — THE AGE IN WHICH WE LIVE We seem to live in an age of moral outrage—at least judging from the amount of moralizing we see on our social media feeds. It seems that every day I see a new outrage-du-jour: a politician says something foolish, political demonstrators behave badly, a rapist gets a scandalously light sentence, or an endangered gorilla is shot to protect the life of a child who climbed into its zoo enclosure. Each source of outrage then gets debated in staccato 140-character bursts. In the case of Harambe, the aforementioned ...

Introducing Construct Searches (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #142)

June 10, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Construct Searches are a unique, Accordance-exclusive graphical interface for complex searches. Once we understand the concept, they are actually easier to use than regular searches! In podcast, Dr. J introduces this feature for those interested in searching Bibles and texts, including Greek and Hebrew grammatically-tagged texts. [Accordance 11.2: Intermediate] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! (Relatively Speaking) The Living Bible

June 06, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you’re old enough, you remember the unmistakable dark green padded hardcovers of the Living Bible. My father had one; my grandmother had one, too. For a generation or so, they seemed to be everywhere; and they were distinctive when read aloud back in a day that was still dominated by the King James Version. Long-requested by our users, we’re pleased to announce the Living Bible available for the Accordance Library beginning today. It's about time! The Living Bible was the brainchild of Kenneth Taylor who created the paraphrase from ...

NEW! The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible

June 06, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Available, beginning today, for the Accordance Library, the highly acclaimed Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible (44 volumes) is a comprehensive resource for expository and topical preaching! Popularly identified simply as POSB, this well-known resource provides an extensive verse-by-verse outline and commentary of the entire Bible, organizing key points of Scripture passages in a systematic outline form, along with content synthesized from 200+ Bible commentaries, language sources, and reference works. Each volume of the ...

Free Accordance Webinars for June 6 - 8, 2016

June 03, 2016 - 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 6 - 8, 2016: Beginner's Basics Part 1: Getting Started Monday, June 6, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT Join us for this hands-on class with step-by-step instruction while working in your own Accordance program. This webinar includes tutorials in the following subjects: Using the Library; ...

RELEASED! Accordance 11.2 (Windows/Mac)

May 30, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Fire up App Update! Accordance 11.2 is here for Windows and Mac! Version 11.2 is a significant update that is free to users who have already upgraded to Accordance 11. There are over 50 new features, changes and fixes in this release! Here are a few of the major ones: New "Accordance" font Export of Bibliographic Data to Endnote, Zotera, Bookends and others Citation of paragraph numbers for older titles without page numbers Multiple Undo/Redo in text entry windows Startup by Favorite W ...

NEW! Goldingay's The Old Testament for Everyone

May 30, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Daily readings of the Bible have a long history in Jewish and Christian traditions. We even facilitate daily readings in Accordance if you want to practice this discipline digitally. Many daily reading plans of the Bible seek to have the reader complete the Scriptures in a year, and some aim for an even shorter time period. I sometimes wonder, “What’s the rush?” Of course, there’s a difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible. The latter takes a bit more effort and goes at a slower pace. Few will have the time to study ...

Advanced Greek Searches (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #141)

May 26, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — This podcast picks up where Basic Greek Searches ends. It covers searching for Greek tags, using Search in, and adding more sophisticated Search commands. It also gives an overview of Searching and Amplifying to Greek Tools, and using Research for Greek language searches. Join Dr. J for this in-depth look at what Accordance offers those with a working knowledge of Greek. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Hello, Charlotte!

May 25, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Just a reminder--we will be on the campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on Saturday, June 4 for a FREE all-day Accordance Training Seminar! You do not have to be associated with Gordon-Conwell to attend. This is an opportunity to sharpen your Accordance Bible skills with a real-live Accordance expert! Charlotte, NC Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9 AM to 6 PM Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 14542 Choate Circle Charlotte, NC 28273 Room: 122A Map The seminar is free to all attendees. However, ...

Using Visuals in Family Devotions and Sunday School

May 23, 2016 - David Lang — Our sale on visually rich resources like the PhotoMuseum, the Virtual Bible, and the Virtual Tour of the Temple ends today. Hopefully you've all taken advantage of it and now have a wealth of illustrations at your fingertips. If not, you still have a chance to save on the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, which will remain on sale through May 29. In the hope of inspiring you to make use of these kinds of resources, I want to share with you how I've used them in my own teaching this past week—both in family devotions a ...

Exporting Accordance Images to PowerPoint & Keynote

May 20, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you regularly teach or preach the Bible, Accordance is an excellent resource for illustrating your content! Any of the graphics in the titles of your personal Accordance library can be legally used in non-commercial, fair-use contexts like the classroom or church setting. This short video demonstrates how to export images from the Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum (or any other graphical resource in the Accordance Library) to popular presentation software like PowerPoint and Keynote. Note: fair use does not include posting images on ...

Basic Greek Searches (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #140)

May 13, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — If you’ve invested the time to learn Greek, Accordance is the Bible Software for you! We have a host of Greek texts and resources—and an amazing set of search tools. In this podcast Dr. J covers the basic kinds of Greek searches, modifying those searches with search commands and symbols, and how to type in Greek. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Upcoming Accordance Seminars and Shows: Summer 2016

May 12, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Since Accordance has an international customer base, this summer we are going to have an international presence with our training seminars and other events. Please visit our Seminars and Shows page for more information, and to register for any event below, please email register in advance at [email protected] Here are all of our events coming up this summer. Check the dates and locations to see if we will be anywhere near you! Thursday, 19 May 2016 1 PM to 5 PM Accordance Training: From Software to ...

Status updates

May 12, 2016 - — May 12, 2016 1:40 pm EDT Very thankful, we finally isolated and fixed the problem. All systems are "go!" The website ended up faster than ever. May 12, 2016 1 pm EDT We are getting closer but not there yet. Currently you may be unable to access your account, but you can freely browse the website if you do not log in. Installation and downloads should not be affected. May 12, 2016 10 am EDT We have been experiencing significant slowdowns on our servers for the last 2 days. Our techs are working to identify and ...

NEW! Pillar Commentary Update

May 09, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — The Pillar New Testament Commentary from Eerdmans, edited by D. A. Carson, has continued to be invaluable reference work for scores of Accordance users. Today we are announcing a significant update to our Pillar volumes in the Accordance Library with the following volumes: The Gospel According to Luke by James R. Edwards Romans by Colin G. Kruse The Second Letter to the Corinthians by Mark Seifrid Those who had purchased the original Romans volume by the late Leon Morris will still be able to access the older ...

NEW! Additional JPS Commentary Volumes

May 09, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — For years, both Jewish and Christian Accordance users have benefitted from the JPS Torah Commentary (5 volumes). Last month, in time for Passover, we released the JPS Commentary on the Haggadah. Now we are pleased to announce three more volumes in the JPS Bible Commentary Series for the Accordance Library. Anyone who studies the Old Testament or is engaged in Jewish studies will want to add these titles to their digital shelves. Already own the JPS Torah Commenary or the JPS Commentary on the Haggadah? Custom Upgrades to all 12 a ...

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