Why do we learn? Spiritual learning is formative: its goal is not academic knowledge but spiritual formation. We pursue learning so we can know the Lord and become more like Christ, for “everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). Learning is intergenerational, receiving from the previous generation and passing on to the next one. Learning is communal, engaged in dialog together around the Scriptures.

Study Resources

Online Resources for Biblical Studies -Bernard Bell English Versions (official sites): NASB, NIV, TNIV, NRSV, ESV, HCSB, NLT, NET. Multiple Versions: StudyLight, BibleGateway, The Unbound Bible, BibleStudyTools.com, Blue Letter Bible. Other Versions: Vulgate, Tyndale House Unicode texts (MT, LXX, GNT). Audio files: Hebrew Bible. Commercial Bible Software: for PC: BibleWorks, Logos, Online Bible; for Mac: Accordance, Online Bible. Other software: Mellel, Bookends. I use Accordance, Mellel and Bookends (all for MacOS X). E-books: CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library), Project Gutenberg.…


Revelation Teaching and materials by Bernard Bell Reading Revelation (pdf) – how to read the book of Revelation. Introduction to Revelation (YouTube): presented to the Women’s Bible Study, 2021.09.02 (accompanied by the Reading Revelation handout). Course booklet (pdf) Bernard’s sermons: the series “The Seen and the Unseen” preached at PBCC (2001-2007) pdf | epub. Website (audio available for all except 11:15-19). Text of Revelation: Multiple versions (pdf) – parallel columns of 8 translations: NASB, NRSV, ESV, NIV, HCSB, CEB; NLT,…