Hi all. Thought I would pass on some learning resources that I am using now or have used in the past. Technology has changed the way we learn radically, and many good Christian ministries have taken advantage of the internet to make their materials more easily available, and the information easier learn and retain. The links below are some that I have used, and I recommend all of them. I pray they will be a blessing.
Ligonier Connect – I have been using this tool a lot lately. Ligonier Connect has about 35 different courses available online. They include audio or video teaching, recommended reading materials (which so far have all been available in e-book format, which I love), learning projects to help you understand the lessons more thoroughly, and quizzes at the end of each lesson to make sure you are retaining the information. You can either pay for the classes individually (they are not that expensive), or, for a donation of $9 a month, you can have unlimited access to all the courses. Check it out. You won’t be sorry.
BiblicalTraining.org – This is another great learning resource. You can, and probably should, buy the books to supplement the materials available online, but the class lectures, all seminary level, are free. You can download them, put them into your phone, iPod, MP3 player, etc., and take them on the road so you can learn as you go. I’m trying to get back into learning Greek on their site.
Columbia Evangelical Seminary - This is a non-accredited, email and regular mail based seminary education. I was a student here for quite a while, and although life became to busy for me to continue, and it’s wasn’t the best match for my learning style, the educational potential is excellent. The program is mentor-based. When you enroll you will be assigned a mentor (the mentors are listed on their web page, and many are highly trained and respected teachers and pastors), who helps you put together your program, gives advice and classes and materials, and guides you through the learning process. This is an excellent option if you are self-motivated, but are not able to move yourself and your family to a live-in seminary situation.
This is just a taste, of course. There are many good learning resources available, and I plan to share more in the near future. If you have found a page or ministry you find particularly helpful in building your faith and studying to show yourself approved, please pass it on and I will consider including it in my next post.