Thursday, January 30, 2014

Online Modern English Westminster Shorter Catechism with ESV Proof Texts

I've been looking for an online modern English version of the WSC with ESV Scripture proofs for a long time and even started designing my own. I discovered it's a lot of work and very time consuming. Alas, Martin Eagle has accomplished this feat based on Rowland S. Ward's text, and it is found at the link below. Thanks Martin and Mr. Ward!!! 

Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English with ESV Scripture Proofs

Especially helpful is his outline of the contents of the Confession as seen below:


Provision of Redemption
Life's Purpose and Holy Scripture- Questions 1 to 3


The One and Triune God
God's Eternal Plan
Sin in the Human Race
God's covenant of Grace
Christ The Mediator
    The Person and natures of the Mediator
    The three offices of Christ
    Christ's state of humiliation
    Christ's state of exaltation
- Questions 4 to 6
- Questions 7 to 8
- Questions 9 to 10
- Questions 11 to 12
- Questions 13 to 19
- Question 20

- Questions 21 to 22
- Questions 23 to 26
- Question 27
- Question 28
Application of Redemption
God's Effective Call
Benefits in this life

Further Benefits
    In this life
    At death
    At the resurrection
- Questions 29 to 31
- Question 32
- Question 33
- Question 34
- Question 35

- Question 36
- Question 37
- Question 38


Duty of the Redeemed
The Moral Law
    Brief Summary
    Exposition of the ten commandments
    Transgression and Penalty

God's command in the gospel
    Repentance Leading to Life

The Means of Grace
    The Word of God
    The Sacraments

        The Lord's Supper
        Exposition of the Lord's Prayer
- Questions 39 to 40
- Questions 41 to 42
- Questions 43 to 81
- Questions 82 to 84
- Question 85
- Question 86
- Question 87
- Question 88
- Questions 89 to 90
- Questions 91 to 93
- Questions 94 to 95
- Questions 96 to 97
- Questions 98 to 99
- Questions 100 to 107

Sunday, September 1, 2013

EPC Evangelism Workshops

I recently attended a day-long series of workshops on evangelism held at Cherry Hills Community Church (Denver) on June 19 as part of this year’s EPC General Assembly.  Following are my notes from the various sessions. Clinicians included Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel, Nancy Grisham and Garry Poole.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Responsibility for Evangelism in the EPC Book of Order

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg

It is clear from early on in the EPC, that the primary task of the church, after worshipping God regularly, is evangelism. 

Reformed Evangelism by Morton Smith

Reformed Evangelism by Morton Smith

An excerpt... should be observed that evangelism is to be defined as the setting forth of the good news of the Gospel of Christ, and not on the basis of the results of that proclamation. Very simply stated, evangelism involves the telling of the truth about the Gospel to sinners. There are many elements that may be included in this statement of the truth, such as, the Bible view of God, our need of a Saviour due to our sinfulness, and the saving work of our Lord. A study of the presentations of the Gospel by Jesus and the apostles will reveal that there is no stereotyped form in which this Gospel was presented. In each case there is variety as to the specific content set forth, and in the way in which it was done. This will come out more clearly as biblical examples are considered.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Exporting and Importing Gmail contacts (between gmail accounts)

Exporting Gmail contacts

You can quickly export your Gmail Contacts list into a CSV file. Here's how:
Sign in to Gmail.
Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
From the More drop-down menu, select Export....
Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.
Select the format in which you'd like to export your contacts' information. Please note, some of these formats can lose some contact information.To transfer contacts between Google accounts, use the Google CSV format. This is the recommended way to back up your Google Contacts.
To transfer contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
To transfer contacts to Apple Address Book, use the vCard format.

Click Export.
Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Depending on the requirements of the program to which you're exporting your contacts from Gmail, you can easily edit the file to fit your needs.
Mar 29, 2013

Importing CSV files

To import contacts to Gmail:
  1. Create a custom CSV file, or export the address book from your other webmail provider or email client as a CSV file.
  2. Sign in to Gmail.
  3. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.

  4. From the More actions dropdown menu, select Import....

  5. Click the Choose File button.

  6. Select the file you'd like to upload and click the Import button.

When it's done, Gmail will display the number of contacts imported. If you receive any error messages during the import, you might need to edit your CSV file. Note: These CSV files work with Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Eudora, and some other email providers. But the CSV files that these applications produce might not contain all of the supported contact fields. For example, when Outlook exports to a CSV file, it omits data including attachments, distribution lists, contact pictures, the "file as" field, the "nickname" field, and text formatting in the "notes" field. Google Contacts doesn’t have a way to know what was omitted, so we suggest that you manually copy over any important information in these fields after you import your contacts.

About the notes field:

  • Google Contacts doesn't support rich text formatting, or unlimited length in the “notes” field. When we're unable to import a certain field from the CSV, we do our best to let you know so that you can fix it manually.
  • The maximum size for a contact is 128 KB. If a contact exceeds this size, the "notes" field might be truncated.

  • Mar 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Speech to Text in Google Apps

Speech Recognition with Google Docs 

This is an example of how to use Chrome's built in speech recognition with Google docs from Greg Styles. 

Google Docs does not have built in speech recognition but Chrome/ does.

Click here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Alphabetizing Bookmarks in Google Chrome


    • 1
      Click the "Wrench" icon in the upper right corner, highlight "Bookmarks," then click "Bookmark manager" to launch the Bookmark manager.
    • 2
      Click the folder in the left pane containing the bookmarks you want to organize, then click the "Organize" button to display the pop-up menu.
    • 3
      Scroll down the menu, and click "Reorder by title." The bookmarks are automatically organized alphabetically.

Read more: How to Alphabetize Bookmarks in Google Chrome |