The way of Wisdom - 2015

The way of Wisdom - 2015

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SACJOE IS RETIRING!

Yep, that's right. This blog has been out there on the internet now since 2008. The
main reason was because of lack of quiz information. Although things have
changed over the years, there still lacks really good information.

Yea, the Youth Division has posted some helps and there are forums out there that
address different aspects of the quiz world but really have we really improved that
much? With the added dimension of iphones, ipads and the such, I feel things have
gotten lazy. Who needs to work when all you have to do is listen to the verses. Or
better yet, lets show you how to do it.

In a society of "I gotta have it right now" we have gotten away from what the main
reason is supposed to be, getting the word into your heart. Yea, yea, I know, I'm
going against the big elephant in the room but lets be real. It wasn't all that long
ago you had to beg and plead for materials unless you made your own. It was
taboo to see the national quizmaster in regular tournaments other than nationals
and extravaganzas. Now they seem to be everywhere. It has taken that surprise
element away from nationals because everyone in now comfortable with the
quizmasters.

Questions?  Oh, I'll just order a set and not bother with writing any. After all, I
don't have the time. Charting? Oh, I will order that too. Since I am too lazy to
do my own work I will buy the program or the app or whatever device needed
to take shortcuts.

As you can see, I am old school. I like to do things the old fashioned way but in
today's society, it won't work. Lets take a look at the parents. As a coach, you
depend on them. Now with all the devices and programs available, let the kid do
it on their own.  Mom and Dad are too busy so go use your Ipad to study.We are
in an electronic society. Am I against it, not really. It's just the way society is
programmed today.

I keep seeing and hearing about how things have changed over the years. I have
to admit that their is truth to that. I have an old time Pastor who struggles with
today's trending ways. I keep hearing how we need to change with the times so
that we can stay up with today's society. This is evident in the church as
someone is always trying to invent Pentecost in a different venue.

In closing, I will be shutting this blog down effective, Nov 1st, 2014.  If you see
something you like or would like to use, feel free to download it. After Nov 1st,
this blog will not exist anymore.

It has been fun and exciting providing info, breaking news, product evaluations
for those who looked for those things. I sometimes posted how I was feeling on
specific issues and the such.  All in all, it has been good. Now I know not every
one agreed with some of my takes but that's ok.

For now, as always QUIZ ON!











Friday, October 3, 2014

More breaking news concerning Junior Quizzing!

More from Bobby Long ......

One new rule concerning junior extravaganza's, a church may choose to 
participate in any one of the six extravaganza's, however if that church 
has more than one team, regardless of division (junior or beginner), 
choosing to participate in an extravaganza, they must all attend the 
same one. 

This is because we are using the same question database.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breaking News - Major Update!

From Bobby Long

Junior Nationals schedule change starting this year, registration will be 

at 6:00pm on Sunday and Orientation at 7:00pm. Quizzing will start at 
9:00am on Monday.


Friday, September 19, 2014

New quizzing helps!

Someone finally took the time to produce a document to assist coaches
in their practices. The name of this new document is called "101 things
to do in a BQ Practice."

You can download it in PDF format at this link:

http://seniorbiblequizzing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/101-BQ-v4.pdf

Enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

News and Notes - September 18, 2014

It has been quiet for awhile as I have been taking a long needed break from
a lot of stuff. One of those things is this blog. I have my regular things I
post about and I also have my personal interests I share at times.

I try and post about any and all happenings around the Bible Quiz world.
Not everything is hunky dory in my posts because I want to keep it real.

Sometimes we are advised to look the other way and not acknowledge
something that just might not be right. I have took to task different
sites, programs, and issues. Am I a watch dog?  Not really.

I just want to keep people informed of stuff going on around the country
and for some, they want to ruin that. They want me to post roses and
good stuff all the time and for the most part, I do.

But when you hear of stuff, or see it yourself, or you get email mentioning
stuff that you didn't know was happening, well ..... I have several sources
in which I follow.

Some word of mouth, some over the internet, and some, just my own
research. I follow daily those that frequent this blog. I can see all that
come by and those that think I don't know who they are there.

I have noticed that I drew a bunch of followers from a post earlier this
year. I decided to pull the post because of the negativity and feathers it
had ruffled.

I noticed and read feedback from those who had no clue nor no idea
what this involved. Some went as far as to try and "call me out."

Unfortunately, it was sad to see some of the responses from those who
you know are involved. It was also interesting to see feedback from
those, whose business it was none of.

I decided that if you want to turn the blind eye, so be it. I just want to
reminder you to not come screaming to me that I should have said
something. You won't understand till it happens to your program.

For now, as always Quiz On!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2015 M90 Version released!

The fifth in a series of verse memorization has been released
by the General Youth. You can find all five of the programs
at this link:

http://generalyouthdivision.com/downloads/category/memorize-90

As always, Quiz On!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

News and notes - August 27, 2014

It's been a quiet off season up to now. Not to fret though as I have
some info to pass on. Sis Wilson has posted the new 2015 version
of BQTournament and BQQuote.

You can find them both here:
http://www.upcquiz.com/bqtourn/alldownloads.php

Also, Ryan O'Neil has come out with some great starter videos for
those newbies starting quizzing. You can find those on the Senior
Bible Quiz website, under resources.

http://seniorbiblequizzing.com/resources#.

Things should start picking up over the next several weeks, Stay
tuned, as always, Quiz On!