Thursday, December 18, 2008

My New New Favorite Thing

I am so fickle...

Just like a teenage girl...

I probably shouldn't have written that...

Anyway, I think I have just found my new favorite thing. I seem to find a new one just about every week. (Last week's was pandora.com, an online streamed radio program that is TOTALLY Free!) This week's is YouVersion, an online Bible study/reader site.

But this Bible site is unique. It was created by the creatively technical geniuses at lifechurch.tv (an online church) to help people engage the Scripture. So it is set up like familiar online community tools like YouTube, mySpace, Facebook, etc. It has a Bible reader window that you can search and switch between numerous versions of the Bible. It has study notes, but it also lets you link to posted comments from other online users. You can then rate those posts by relevance.

You can also tag verses, write a personal journal or add your own content (such as comments, video, pictures or links). You can also invite friends or follow other users. Pretty interesting stuff.

I am planning on trying it out with a study my D-Group is doing on Isaiah. I just used it for the first nine verses and found all sorts of great info, cross references and had a wonderful journaling experience. I'm pretty excited.

I think if you try the site, it may become your new favorite thing also...

At least for this week.

Let me know how it works for you. God Bless

5 comments:

Nathan Stitt said...

Wow. I am loving the Pandora Radio. I just clicked the link and typed in "Interpol" for a radio suggestion, and it has been a steady stream of amazing music all day. Fabulous, thanks.

Dyelawn said...

New Blog...
http://thedyelawn.blogspot.com/

P.S.

Mark, I love you and miss you!

† Amber † said...

Mark! I'm pretty much loving the new site!

<3

I've been trying to think of some way for me to do more reading and thinking. I thought about picking up some books and reading them, but that site is just so much more fun! :P

Brittany said...

yeah! I heard about pandora from my mom a couple years ago. It is amazing! It is kind of like an ipod shuffle online.

I am on youversion. it is really interesting. I enjoy the references and different bible versions on the site!

180 Youth Ministry said...

I am so glad everyone is enjoying Pandora AND youversion! Very encouraging posts on youversion, Dyelawn & Amber! Hope to read more from all of you.