Bible Study Resources

 
 

Bible Gateway

Free, online Bible offered in many translations (versions) and languages. Includes search by topic, word or phrase, and Book chapter:verse. Also offers Bible dictionary, some commentaries. Available as mobile friendly resource for your smart phone.

Blue Letter Bible

Free, online Bible and extensive study tools. Available in multiple English translations (versions). Offers numerous online commentaries as free-standing references AND linked to individual Bible passages. Also has pictures, maps, charts, timelines, encyclopedia, dictionaries, and supports iPhone and iPad.

E-Sword

Free, downloadable digital Bible. This site will install a program onto your PC or Mac. The basic installation includes King James Version with Strong's concordance and dictionary. From there, you can add other versions and study tools, many are free and some are available for purchase. This makes a excellent off-line study tool. Also free to download are Scofield's Reference Notes, Vincent's Word Studies, maps, NASA satellite images of Bible places, study charts, timelines, and several multi-volume commentaries. Allows you to make your own study notes tied to passages, store or print out.

The Word

Free downloadable Bible in several versions compact enough to fit onto a USB drive. Lets you add your own notes, highlight passages. Also offers several free study tools such as Eerdmans Dictionary of the bible.

 

Worship and Study Tools

 
 

Online Hymnal

Search by title, author, topic to find hymns and spiritual songs. Many of the hymns include music and a brief history of the song's authorship and circumstances.

Bible Map

Excellent online resource, free to use. Enter a bible reference (book and chapter) and the text appears beside a satellite image of the geographical area covered by the Bible passage. Each place referenced in the scripture you are reading is linked to a color-coded pin on the map, allowing you to drill down for additional facts about the place. Amazing resource.

Bible Study Links

Rich resource of free online study tools assembled by churches of Christ. Each link has a brief description.

Agape Bible Study

Free, non-denominational Bible study program offered onlline. Learn at your own pace

 

Christian Blogs (Online Journals)

 
 

To visit these special blogs, just click on the yellow caption/title and a new tab or window will open to the site. Feel free to bookmark your favorites! If you have a blog to share, contact the webmaster or church office.

Curtis McClane's Blog

Curtis McClane is Highland View's Minister of Preaching. Started in 2011, his blog "Glorious Light" focuses on spirituality and the community of faith. Curtis also writes for the weeklly bulletin, Highland Views, available on this website under the Papers Tab (main menu) and in the publications archive.

Levi Dodd's Blog

Levi Dodd is the Youth and Family Life minister for Highland View. He started his blog "Seize Life Abundantly" in January 2011 to share his thoughts on spirituality and church life. Levi also has a facebook page.

Erin Dodd's Blog

Erin Dodd is Highland View's Education and Involvement Coordinator. She is married to Levi and mom to Emily and Paisley. Erin started her blog "Frazzled and Forgiven" in 2013, focused on the blessings and challenges that come with being a Christian women, wife, and mother.

Ray Smith's Blog

Ray Smith is one of Highland View's elders, and is an historian, author, newspaper columnist and photographer. Ray has several websites, but this blog includes links to all of them.

Thomas Haynes' Blog

Thomas Haynes is a long-term member of the Highland View church of Christ. An artisan and photographer, Tom has a unique eye for beauty and design, as well as a big heart for God's creation--people, the beauty of nature, and all animals. This blog is a sharing of talent, skill, interests, and thoughts. Enjoy the beauty and inspiration you'll find in this brother's writings and photos.

Patrick Mead's Blog

Patrick Mead ranks among Highland View's most popular guest speakers. He is the pulpit minister for 4th Avenue church of Christ in Franklin, TN. Patrick adds to his blog regularly, answering questions and commenting on current religious study topics. See the small Phanfare album for pictures, and the links to videos and MP3s available permanently in our archives.

Spann-ing the Globe (Kevin and Tasha Spann)

Kevin and Tasha Spann work with Mission Aviation Fellowship and are supported in part by our congregation at Highland View, which is also Kevin's original home congregation. They their assignment us to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa, Africa. Follow their story as they work in this challenging mission field.

Beth's Bible Blog

Beth Jinkerson has been a member of the Highland View church of Christ for nearly 30 years, and taught her first Bible class for children at age 16. This blog site focuses on telling Bible stories for all ages as well as on postings about continuing an active life of Christian service despite a life-changing disability.