The two greatest weaknesses of most bible software have become the greatest strengths of ShepherdPupLinux.
The two greatest weakness you ask:
From it's very conception ShepherdPupLinux has been meant to be freely given to others.
An outstanding self contained CD operating system PuppyLinux customized with a complete freely distributable Bible study suite and reference library pBiblx. Thousands of copies of our previous version have found their way out into the streets already.
- Given as a gift
- Given as a tract
- Given as a congregational resource
- Given as a ministry follow up
But now... Now with the inclusion of the the new pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System your act of giving takes on much deeper meaning... You are giving others the ability to share as well!
pBiblx2, the centerpiece of ShepherdPupLinux, is your own personal internet bible server accessible by anyone, from any computer, any where, any browser, any operating system.
Even if you don't have the opportunity to give your CD you can share your own pBiblx2 website.
Sharing - As in you sharing with others:
- All of your notes, outlines, testimonies,
- All of your references and resources,
- All of you collaborations with other internet users.
And because this sharing is all open and accessible, others have the opportunity to share with you; regardless of whether they host their own pBiblx2 site or not.
Sharing - As in others sharing with you:
- Users share information with other users,
- notes share information with other notes,
- user content and resources converge together organically.
Most importantly, because of your sharing others have the ability to share with others. You see, pBiblx2 is not one server serving users from the top down, it is many personal servers serving the community at large from the bottom up.
Even amongst those high dollar seminary type products these tremendous abilities are but a fantasy.
!Yet all this is here now, freely available with pBiblx2.Here it is, freely distributable, ready to implement on ShepherdPupLinux. To the praise of God!
In the past, your hard work in studying God's Word has been stored in your closet either on reams of notebook paper or on a hard drive of no use to anybody including yourself; rarely to see the light of day.
Perhaps you've benefited personally from your studies to some extent, but, have others benefited from your effort though? Can others access your studies notes and resources? Anytime, anywhere? Can you access theirs?
Well this is what pBiblx2 means by sharing. This is what ShepherdPupLinux means by giving.
Up till now Bible study has been pretty much exclusively for/by you.
Now you are part of a community.
- You share your sites content, others share their content with you.
- You give away self contained copies to others, new pBiblx2 sites connect back to you.
- You are able to wittiness with a competent ally at your back,
- you are able to minister with other like minded ministers surrounding you,
- you are able to teach from your own experience and the experience of others,
- you are able document your successes and failures for the benefit of those who will follow in your footsteps.
- You are able to boldly step out into the field and have the backing of a network of websites and resources behind you.
Your pBiblx2 system follows you where ever you go, thanks in large part to the simplicity of ShepherdPupLinux!
This might all sound too complicated; actually it is quite easy to setup.
- If you already have a web server just add the pBiblx2 PERL CGI.
- If you are completely new to these things simply download the pre-configured ShepherdPupLinux (see:ShepherdPup ) system, burn to CD, then reboot.
Once you've familiarized your self to the pBiblx2 potentials,
- burn extra copies of the ShepherdPup (see:ShepherdPup ) CD to freely give away.
- Point others to your site.
- Point others to other trusted pBiblx2 sites.
If you want to keep up with any of the new content on any other pBiblx2 sites,
- simply add their site's auto-generated RSS feed to your RSS feed aggregator
- (most any browser/email client).
If you want to add any of their content to yours
- simply download the text, cut and paste it into your file structures.
There is plenty of other help for you to get started (see: PbiblxHelp )
It is our hope that one day this would all lead to common openness amongst all bible software and a large scale world wide evangelistic effort amongst all Christians.
We know that because of the church's current addiction to copyrights and proprietary software that this effort will be largely driven by the freely offered contributions and determination of the believers sitting out in the pews - the soldiers out in the streets.
pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible Systems offer clear opportunities for:
- individual evangelists,
- house churches,
- internet fellowships,
- campus collectives,
- church assemblies,
... opportunities to reach out - take charge - connect new believers to the awesome Word of God in exciting new ways.
pBiblx2 has the flexibility to become whatever you most need it to be!
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