Berea Project

They received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. -- Acts 17:11

Berea Project is a site dedicated to going back to the Bible and examining it as the primary source for what we believe. The site contains resources and articles designed to help anyone who desires to study the Word of God. We are also creating tools to help ministers teach God's Word to others.

This site is under construction. We have been working on our layout and are about finished. We will start adding content soon. For now please enjoy the devotions that we have so far. Feel free to email me at jbatchelor@bereaproject.org if you would like to contribute your own articles, sermons or other materials. I have forms on several sections of the site asking for feedback and ideas specific to those areas of the site as well. 

Update - 3/21/14

Editing

This has been a busy week. I have talked to several people about becoming content contributors and have a few on board. I am working only with people that I know at this point because I need to work out the editorial process. Some people write well and will only need cursory proofreading for content. Others may need more attention. How to approach editing other people’s work is something new to me. I want to be able to tell a person that their submission needs work before posting it in a constructive way. I also want to be able to approach a work, find errors and fix points that need more clarity with out altering the author’s voice. Thankfully I have some friends that are editors that I am talking to about this.

Thinking about this process has made it clear that I need a writing section on the page. This section will have citation guidelines, writing tools, and tips from other writers. Honestly, this is going to be as informative and exciting for me as I am sure it will be for the other readers.

Navigation

Today I am working on several of the main pages. I am trying to figure out the best way to navigate what will become thousands of posts. A simple navigation tree will not cut it so I am going to rely on tags, categories, and searches. For my own organization I have always used folders and subfolders to categorize my files but that just does not scale. This means that I have to change the way I look at documents and I will admit it makes me a bit anxious. The site is already broken up into major categories like research, preaching and outreach. Under each of those I will be assigning sub-categories like christology, pneumatology, and hamartiology. If you do not know those terms, do not worry, I will have a glossary as well. Most people will use the search or tags. A tag is just another way to assign key words to a document. For an example of tags look at the devotions page and see the words on the right hand side. Clicking the tag “Blessing” will pull up all the devotions that are tagged with the word blessing.

Please email me at jbatchelor@bereaproject.org if you would like to contribute your own articles, sermons or other materials. We are developing a community of quality writers and christian content creators. Content guidelines are coming but are not in a written form yet. Please stay tuned.