For most 21st century Americans, believer or unbeliever, the basic worldview of the Bible and the truth of the gospel seem like an ethereal, other-world reality. The Christian life is just one more thing to lop on top of work, family, and vacation. What’s worse, there is a tendency to believe that real spiritual folks are the pastors and missionaries and everyone are those who couldn’t quite commit to radical Christianity.
But the Bible and the Christian life doesn’t function that way. It doesn’t roll its eyes at us, as if to say, “Well, if you must work in advertising, rather than the mission field, at least do it this way…” No, rather than Christianity being something to lop onto everything else, the Bible explains the Christian life as something that informs all of life. Real biblical Christianity has a high view of vocation, family, and rest. The Bible, rather than take us out of those things, informs how we are to do them faithfully and under God’s sovereignty.
BibleMesh aims to help people understand the big picture as well as important facts of the Bible. The first BibleMesh resource is “The Biblical Story,” a course that presents Scripture as a cohesive narrative of God’s work in the world from Genesis to Revelation. It utilizes an interactive quizzing tool that helps people remember what they have learned. And finally, it includes a social networking platform which will allow pastors and church leaders to host their own online Bible studies and contribute their own resources. Forthcoming content will include courses in Biblical Greek and Hebrew.