Living Stones Updates

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    Updates to the software and services provided by Living Stones Ministry
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    The mission of Living Stones Ministry is to be used by God to build up His body, the Church, by providing software tools and building blocks

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Domain Recovered March 5th, 2010

My hosting company was able to reclaim the domain, so everything should be working fine. Again, I apologize for any problems this caused. Let me know if you’re still seeing any issues.

Outage: Domain name hijacked! March 4th, 2010

Somehow I let the domain name expire. Someone took the opportunity to grab it and point the domain to an advertising page.

That means that if you’re using our software, which points to, it’s not going to work.

I’m obviously trying to get the domain back. In the meantime, here’s a quick fix:
– Do a search in the software for
– Replace it with

I apologize for this failure and appreciate your grace and patience.


Spanish Bible Version Added November 22nd, 2008

Thanks to Juan Carlos for pointing me to the Spanish translation La Biblia Reina Valera at HTML Bible and thanks to John Hurt for making the HTML version freely available. I’ve uploaded this version into the Seek First database and it is now available via web services (using version=LBRV) and through the Seek First Bible interface.

First Building Block published January 5th, 2006

The first building block has been published. It makes it easy to add Bible search and passage lookup to any web page (that has PHP available…). It uses the Seek First/Living Stones web services so that the web developer has access to the growing list of public domain Bible translations at Seek First without having to duplicate all of the Bible content on his own web server. (In other words, your visitors will stay on your site under your control – they won’t be sent to another site to read the Bible.)

We’ve been working on perfecting this through the Seek First portal, which now obviously uses this building block.

As with any other building block we will publish, this is “open source” software, under the Living Stones license (meaning the software can only be used to glorify God, which should isn’t very restrictive since we are commended to do everything to His glory!). Folks are encouraged to take the software, modify it to meet their specific needs (e.g. hard-code selection of a specific translation) and drop it into the HTML/CSS code on their web-pages.