Biblically Connected 2: Renew your mind

Jun 19, 2021 7:17 am

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will

- Romans 12:2 NIV 

I discussed the idea for the biblically connected newsletter with Dan Alcanatra and we both thought of this verse. Taking this sort of connected biblical notes can aid us in meditating on scripture and renewing our minds.

Perhaps you'd like to create a note reflecting on this passage?


Referencing multiple Bible verses in Obsidian isn't easy by default. You can reference the chapter and then add verses, link to the first and last verses, embed every verse or some combination.

Luckily, there are a few tools that can help.

S0ph0s's Keyboard Maestro Script

This keyboard maestro script helps turn naturally written Bible references into a string of embedded verses. While it doesn't make the prettiest outcome, it aids the process of referencing multiple verses.

Get the script

Bible reference plugin 

This is an Obsidian plugin in Alpha using the ESV translation that helps you turn a reference in a note into a new note containing that verse.

Check out the alpha

Joshua and Evan Travers Obsidian references

Joshua and Evan Travers are working on a different Obsidian plugin that will take some different decisions. It's not available for testing yet but it's worth keeping track of.

Keep track of its development

Bible parsing plugin

People have been using One Note (yes, from Microsoft) to take biblically connected notes for years; and the set up has been a core part of that. The creator has been working on an updated version.


What are source notes, literature notes, permanent notes, atomic and evergreen notes?

This week I found myself confused by some conflicting Zettlekasten terminology. If you've found yourself in the same situation, this post will help.

Demystify note types

How to choose the best note taking app

This is a classic article from Anne-Laure of Ness Labs. I found her groupings of librarian, architect and gardener to be highly illuminating. Perhaps this will help you if you are unsure what application you should use (I am, of course, biased towards Obsidian but I also think Obsidian is great for group projects).

Find the right app for you

Coming soon...

I should be recording a new video later today which I can share this week. I've been working on organising some interviews to share and I hope to share one next week.

I'd love to connect more and find more people to interview as well as share any articles or videos you create.

Till next time, stay connected.


P.s. Thanks to the now over 200 people who have subscribed to my YouTube channel. It's been a great learning experience.