BibleWorks 8 in WINE in Debian Stretch

Yes, it worked. Here are a few tips for any other people trying to get WINE to work. (Did not need WINE-development, though maybe it is better to install the libraries therein.)

You will need to add dpkg 32 bit architecture …

Then just from Terminal run “wine setup.exe” to begin setup.

One may need to install the mono runtime, though this may have been unnecessary –> use the prompt to download the MSC and move it to /usr/share/wine/mono/.

Things worked for me, but then since BibleWorks used Arial font, and it was not installed, my English font was weird. You can then change it to a font that is installed, such as EZRA SIL SR, but it still looks weird. Instead, I copied a font (Arimo from Google Typecatcher) into the /usr/share/wine/wine/fonts/ folder. And then set that up. I doubt this will help, but I also renamed the Arimo.ttf file to Arial, just in case. But I think this step is unnecessary.

This was because my Virtualbox with XP was acting funny (as in BSOD!)

Why Divine Authorial Intent is the Only Sufficient Grounds for Biblical Meaning

In my paper for my Hermeneutical Foundations class with Dr. Poythress, I build off Poythress’ work (in the bibliography of my paper, with a freely accessible PDF document) on divine authorship and argue that it is the only robust enough foundation for stabilizing the meaning(s) of a text.

Here is the abstract: Continue reading

Inerrancy and Conviction: Does Following Christ Require Believing Every Detail of Scripture as God’s Infallible Word?

Do we need to believe in Noah’s flood? Creation? Biblical Sexual Ethics? Or can we just focus on Jesus? What did Jesus think of the Bible? Of the historicity of Jonah? Or the age of Methuselah? Kevin DeYoung answers all these questions clearly and with conviction! (Kevin DeYoung On Inerrancy and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible).

(Hint: The answer is YES! The question is always: Who functionally has the last word, the Bible or _______? It is impossible for Christians to be biblicists or bibliolatrists (“worshipers of the Bible”) if Christ himself revered and upheld and submitted himself to the Word (which all pointed to him).)

Theological Musings after Watching Monsters U and Writing a Sermon: Narcissism and the Lie of God’s Unconditional Love

Monsters-University-Teaser-Poster-2Okay. WARNING: I am about to get very preachy and harsh-sounding after what was a light-hearted and enjoyable time watching the delightful and pretty “Monsters University.” I think my theological grouchiness may come from the fact that I was reflecting on the Gospel message in preparing my sermon on Galatians 1:1-12 (and it didn’t help that Paul’s main point was on how alternative gospels should be accursed!). I was journaling, and I realized that this was important enough to blog publically about. Continue reading

My Review of “The Masculine Mandate” by Rick Phillips

The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to MenThe Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard D. Phillips

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

[The review on this blog is and updated and revised and is therefore more current and not identical with the older version found on Goodreads. Other reviews on this blog can be found under the category aptly called “Reviews.”]

In his book, The Masculine Mandate, Richard Phillips* challenges society’s understanding of sexuality, marriage, and gender roles (especially manhood, as the title suggests) with the portrait given us by Scripture in the beginning chapters of Genesis. His thesis is that men are called to work and keep God’s creation. They are to be productive nurturers and cause things to grow and come into fruition under God’s divine plan and economy. And they are also called to protect, main, and guard that which they have lovingly nurtured. Interestingly, he completely rejects society’s notion that women should be the primary nurturers in the family! Instead, the Bible, he contends, “calls men to be cultivator, and that includes a significant emphasis on tending the hearts of those given into his charge” (14). Continue reading