Who are you?
This page will tell you a little more.
What’s the purpose behind this blog?
I had a mentor that taught me a lot about Bible study, including keeping a journal each day about what I read. I usually record things like a summary/outline of what I read, things that really jumped out at me, key verses, difficult verses, and what I wanted to pray about related to the day’s reading.
This blog started as a chance to do that online and share it with other folks. I’m participating with a bunch of other people in reading through the New Testament in a year, one chapter per week day. We intend to not only complete the daily reading, but also to talk about it in our families, small groups, Bible classes, worship services, etc. This is a way I like to participate.
The post content and style has evolved since I started, and what this place is about may be too. For one thing, I initially planned to keep my posts short each day, and I’ve failed miserably at that. The main purpose to me is first, to help me think through what I read, and second, maybe to prompt readers to think too. You tell me – what does this purpose seem to be to you? What brought you here?
You left out a whole section of the chapter – why didn’t you talk at all about…
It isn’t my intention for this to be a verse-by-verse commentary. Some days I do write about pretty much everything in a chapter. Some days just the core message of a chapter, some key things that jumped out at me, or something I’ve never discovered before when I read the passage for the day. One thing that is incredible about scripture, is that every time I come back I find something new.
Didn’t you know that the Greek meaning of that word suggests…
That would be an excellent thing for you to point out in the comments to share with others! I don’t know Greek, and don’t hold myself up as a scholar, just a student. Sometimes I share things like the Greek meaning of a word if I’ve learned it sometime in the past in a Bible class or such, but most of the time that’s getting a little more detailed than I really intend for these posts to be.