Guest Post: Quick Tip – In-Depth Topical Searching with Sets

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Be sure and read our previous posts in this series: Quick Tip – How to Find Sets in Your Library & Quick Tip – How to Create Your Own Set.

Sets are a wonderful way to manage books with many volumes. There are multiple tools in WORDsearch to help you find the topics that you are interested in studying, but there can be a limitation if you have set names that are too high level to permit finding everything you might be interested in.

Let’s suppose you want to start a new study on the book of Romans. One of the first things you are likely to want to do is to find out how many volumes you own that will provide resources for your study.

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Guest Post – myWSB and the Mobile Pastor

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When people think of a pastor they have a mixed bag of imagery. Some see him as a kind older man hugging people in the hospital and others envision a gentleman locked away in his study praying for the people and digging into the Word of God. While both of those certainly are the case, most of us are walking a different path. As a preaching elder I am in need of study. It is a heavy load to stand in front of God’s people every week and help to explain the Word of God and then show them how they might apply that to their lives. At the same time I am always moving. Sometimes I am in the office, other times I am rushing off to the hospital and still at many times through the week I sit in a coffee shop listening and sharing with people that are counted among our church. For this mobile lifestyle WORDsearch is my friend.

With WORDsearch Bible I have a fantastic set of tools I use to dive deeper into the Bible. With the new cloud site myWSB.com I have many of those tools and nearly all of my books wherever I am.

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Guest Tip – Adrian Rogers & Seminary

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One of my favorite WORDsearch resources (besides John G. Butler books!) is the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection. This goldmine of sermons and illustrations from over the years of Dr. Adrian Rogers’ ministry is a must have for any pastor wishing to draw from one of the finest collections of sermons in digital format today.

However, the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection is useful in other areas than just sermon preparation for pastors. As a seminary student, I frequently need to write seminary papers, exegetical papers, or engage in discussion groups where I am asked to explain or exegete a passage of Scripture.

While I certainly turn to all the “usual” academic resources when writing my school papers and discussions (such as academic-level dictionaries, exegetical commentaries, theological journals, etc.), I have found that also turning to the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection gives me a wealth of exposition on a passage of Scripture, as well as some excellent quotes or illustrations to include in my papers and discussions to give them the extra “touch.” I treat the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection as a giant “commentary” on the Bible that I search against passages of Scripture to see what Dr. Rogers’ insights contain on that passage. Here is how I do it:

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Guest Post – The Seminary Student’s Essential Tool For the Digital Age

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It’s not hard for a seminary student to get buried under a mound of books when doing research. Under these circumstances, finding the right resource in the stack of books can be more difficult than writing the paper itself! What is the remedy for this common conundrum? WORDsearch Bible Software.

WORDsearch organizes all your textbooks and resources into an easily accessible personal library. That means no more sorting and searching through book after book. With WORDsearch, you can simply filter the library to show only the books you actually need. What’s even more helpful is that you can search the contents of the book, depending on what topic you are researching. Switching between resources on WORDsearch is streamlined to maximize the time you spend doing research.

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Guest Post – What to Do with What You Know

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Have you asked yourself lately, “What do I do with what I know?” The question itself presumes something ought to be done with what we know. Of course there is knowledge of things which probably won’t make a difference in one’s life. We are embedded in a culture that idolizes knowledge. For example, I must find out (know) how my “friends” are doing on Facebook. I must know. I must know how my favorite celebs and sports stars are doing, what they’re doing, what they’re thinking, so I read the latest blog or magazine or watch my favorite show.

We take it for granted in the western world that we have a wealth of knowledge concerning things of eternal significance. The question is: What are we doing with what we know? Does it stay in our heads with no consequence to our lives or relationships?

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Guest Post – Fully Trusting in God

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I have always admired my friends who could skateboard and pull off tricks like ollies, kickflips, and manuals. Unfortunately two things prohibited me from skateboarding: a mother who wouldn’t buy me a skateboard for fear that I would come home with a broken bone sticking out of my arm, and my own fear of getting hurt. When I would ask my friends tips on skating, the first thing they said was that I couldn’t be afraid of falling down and getting hurt. Letting go of fear and trusting in a helmet, knee pads, elbow pad, and wrist guards for protection is key to skateboarding, but very hard to do.

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