Motto: Free online biblical resources for the global community
Purpose Statement: Biblicalelearning.org is committed to developing and offering free access to biblically-based online learning resources for the global Christian community. We seek to creatively explore the potential of digital formats for the glory of God and the good of others.
Statement of Philosophy: Biblicalelearning.org is an evangelical organization committed to the historic Christian faith (cf. Apostles’ Creed). Its goal is to capture, distribute and link to high quality biblically-based teaching by leading experts, and make their instruction freely and universally available. There are several factors that have motivated this endeavor.
First, tucked away in seminaries, universities, colleges and churches around the world are competent teachers who faithfully and insightfully exegete and exposit the word of God. Biblicalelearning.org desires to preserve, promote and share that godly legacy and academically-credible teaching in digital formats (e.g. text, audio, video, virtual/augmented reality, etc.).
Second, many who desire to study the word of God do not have the means, time, opportunity or ability to relocate in order to participate in traditional educational experiences. We provide an opportunity for all who would like to experience and learn from gifted instructors to be able to do so without the encumbrances of economic or geographic constraints.
Third, we view the internet as a democratizing technology that is able to help in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). The potential of the internet is similar to, yet supersedes, what the printing press did in the dramatic expansion of the availability of God’s word to the masses. As printing press technology shifted Bible-copying from the slow and tedious penmanship of dedicated scribes to the ability of one person to print thousands of Bibles with ease and accuracy, so the internet can engage billions of people from a single site. Thus we are developing interactive, engaging and virtual resources to make available new ways of accessing evangelical teaching on Scripture within its original historical, cultural, literary, geographical and theological contexts.
Finally, we see a substantial need for biblical literacy in contemporary culture. Churches, as well as families, may benefit from access to academically-creditable biblical studies and hermeneutics in formats that can be employed in the midst of the busyness of modern life.