My name is Jeff, I was born in 1964, became a Christian in 1984 through reading the book of John and am happily married.

God has given me a passion to get to know Him better and love Him more through studying His Word.

In addition to regular study of the Bible, instead of going along with the majority evangelical view of various teachings like I used to do I now search the Scriptures (Acts 17:11) to learn for myself what the Bible says on any issue that I hear brought up or any passage I’d like to memorize.

There are obviously many other facets to our spiritual life like prayer etc. This blog will focus on studying the Bible through reading it, books and commentaries about it and various articles found on the internet.

For now my method of regular study is to read a book of the Bible slowly, asking the Holy Spirit to teach me. During this time I also read regular books on Christian living. Then I read a commentary on the book of the Bible that I read. Then I read that book of the Bible again while reading other Christian books. Then go to the next book of the Bible etc.

I don’t know any Greek or Hebrew, I’m not a scholar or an author and I don’t know any scholars on a first name basis as many other biblio bloggers do. But I hope you can learn with me, teach me and comment on what I’m learning and the books I’m using.

I’m a conservative, born again Christian who leans toward Reformed blah blah blah, yada yada yada. Here are a couple of quotes I like even if I don’t agree with everything they say:

“I have not yet been able to stereotype my theological views, and have ceased to expect ever to do so. The idea is preposterous. None but an omniscient mind can continue to maintain a precise identity of view and opinions. Finite minds, unless they are asleep or stultified by prejudice, must advance in knowledge. The discovery of new truth will modify old views and opinions, and there is perhaps no end to this process with finite minds.”
–Charles G. Finney

“How these two sides of God’s truth—His sovereignty in choosing us (Rom. 9) and our responsibility to confess and believe (Rom. 10)—reconcile is impossible for us to understand fully. But Scripture declares both perspectives of salvation to be true (John 1:12-13). It’s our duty to acknowledge both and joyfully accept them by faith.”
–John MacArthur

P.S. As much as I know you’d love to see pictures of my cats or know what I did over the weekend, I won’t be posting those things. Sorry!

If for some strange reason there is anything else you’d like to know, feel free to ask.


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