What’s New In 2018…

Well, 2018 is finally here, and Studying With God is officially entering its third calendar year!

So, 2017 was an odd-year in many ways. I got in a bad car accident early on, which radically altered my day-to-day life for over 75% of the year. Now, it wasn’t all bad, and I learned a lot and was able to spend time with my parents, which was great.

Additionally, in Fall 2017 I started at Bible college (at Liberty University), and completed a couple courses. Now, 2018 will be slightly different, mainly because finances are a bit tighter overall, and I need to adjust my education spending.

I haven’t quite decided yet, but I may only be taking one class this Spring semester vs. two … my goal is to do around 15-20 credits annually (three semesters) but that can be tough. So I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing Liberty University-wise as the year starts.

Luckily, in December I finally took the plunge and got Logos 7 Gold, a Bible software program and library designed for serious Biblical study. I’ve gone through nearly half of the introductory video lessons for it, and it’s amazing. I may be doing some sort of topical writing/media as the year goes on, using that software. It’s being paid off on a monthly basis, so that’s another reason why I may reduce my Liberty class load (to lessen education costs overall).

Lastly, I plan to drastically cut back on book and video spending this year. I have dozens of things that are new/haven’t been covered yet, and I’m all set that way.

I want to thank everyone who has come by and followed the blog since early 2016, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you about Biblical movies, shows, books and translations for years to come!

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Studying With God Anniversary – Year #1!

2017-03-01-jesusWow! My, how time flies! It’s hard to believe that one year ago exactly, I officially launched this Studying With God blog, and I have been so excited and pleased with the results!

I feel like I’ve learned a lot as a Christian over the past year, and have already invested a lot in what I hope to be even more things I learn about in this upcoming year. I’m still very much a newbie at all this, but what I’ve found is that I really enjoy the following things:

  • Learning about Bible prophecy
  • Old Testament stories and info about the Jewish culture
  • New Testament teachings regarding Jesus, the Apostles and Paul
  • Watching Biblical documentaries, films and TV programs
  • Following online programs, such as Prophecy Watchers & SkywatchTV
  • Listening to sermons from John MacArthur, Dr. Charles Stanley, Ravi Zacharias, etc.

It’s just awesome that I have been able to officially make the Bible my #1 hobby and focus over this past year. So much so, in fact, that all my other stuff (including work-related interests) have waned considerably! I’m 100% alright with this!

Now, while I haven’t been able to accomplish all I’ve wanted in the past year (like working my way through the Bible fully — though I did get through a graphic novel version of it that covered the Old & New Testament well), I did reach my goal with Koinonia House, and I have completed reading a few Christian non-fiction books as well (book reading, unfortunately, is always a slow-paced thing for me).

In short, I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ to anyone who has followed my blog over the past year, and that I appreciate whatever traffic God has blessed me with so far. I hope to continue maintaining this blog for years to come, and I hope my posts (over 45! …almost 1 every week!) can be a valuable source of information for other Christians as well.

Thank you for reading. Praise Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God the Father.