Thursday, July 3, 2008


Andrew Camenga, the executive for the Seventh Day Baptist Board of Christian Education, has been playing with Wordle. He entered the Seventh Day Baptist Statement of Belief and his result can be found here. The most prominent word by far is "believe" [which does not indicate any affinity with a particular Presidential candidate] because each section begins with "we believe." I decided to enter the same words, play around with the format, and see what came up. My result is on the right and at Wordle. Click on the image for a larger version.

"Wordle," Wordle says, "is a toy"...
for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.


  1. Wordle also makes a good illustrator for passages of scripture.

    In fact, the ESV blog has wordled the ESV New Testament and entire ESV text.

  2. Thanks, Joel.

    I noted that here:

    Someone on one of the blogs suggested that pastors might want to "Wordle" their sermons - the biggest words would probably represent what the congregation is hearing.


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