What is Understand the Bible?
Understand the Bible is an online resource to help you learn the Christian faith. New content is regularly uploaded to the YouTube channel – a sermon, Bible study, or one session of a course.
How did Understand the Bible begin?
At Christmas-time in 2017 I decided that instead of writing a Christmas message, I’d record it as a video. Then from January 2018, I started uploading regular videos to YouTube about Christianity and the Bible. The first series I made was called “How to grow as a Christian”, and it was aimed at people who had just finished a Christianity Explored course. Over time I felt that God was calling me to develop this internet ministry, and this website was launched in November 2019.
Over the last few years I have felt strongly that the church needs to recover systematic teaching. I think many churches prioritise Biblical, expository preaching (which is a good thing), but not systematically teaching the Christian faith. I’ve written a few times about why I believe this is important. Here are a few blog posts which help explain why I started UTB:
- The pattern of sound teaching
- Have we been doing evangelism and discipleship all wrong?
- The lost art of catechism
If you’re a church leader, I made a video about the thinking about UTB ways you can get involved on the churches page.
Who runs Understand the Bible?
My name is Phill Sacre, the creator of Understand the Bible. I was originally ordained in the Church of England, but now I lead a house church. I trained for three years at Oak Hill Theological College in North London.
My background is in software development, I was working with websites since the age of about 14, so Understand the Bible is a good combination of my skills and interests!
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