An individual subscription to the BibleMesh Biblical Story Course and website for a year.
Want a challenging Bible course for you or your high schooler? Pastor Tim Keller anchors this interactive web-based Bible course that helps students discover the Biblical story.
Through self-paced lessons, videos, in-depth content, quizzes and interactive groups you will gain a rich understanding of the Bible as the cohesive narrative of God's work in the world. BibleMesh presents the story of God's redemptive acts as a single narrative from Genesis to Revelation.
Intro to the 36-week BibleMesh course
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and is the central book in the history of Western civilization. BibleMesh helps students discover that Scripture cohesively presents One God, One Book, and One Story.
You've likely chosen to homeschool not only to invest in your children's education, but to invest in who they become—to take an active role in shaping their faith and character. BibleMesh gives you resources to do that. The course's chief purpose is to help students learn the comprehensive story of Scripture and apply it to all aspects of life.
BibleMesh chronologically presents the Biblical Story
BibleMesh presents a large amount of material, divided conveniently into 36 lessons, grouped under seven eras. Throughout the course of a week, your students will learn about key biblical events, characters, backgrounds and theology within each biblical era.
You can follow the 36-week lesson plan or move about the course selectively according to your interests.
As students move through the course, they will delve into articles, watch overview videos and brief teaching videos, take interactive quizzes, and study related Scriptures. Students can take personal notes under "My Notes" and can save key Scriptures in "My Bible." Each article also features a bibliography of recommended resources for further study.
For each week you'll find a lesson overview, a list of assigned videos and articles, a related Scripture passage (for further study, memorization, or family worship ideas), and discussion questions. A PDF version helps you track completed assignments, provide a grade if desired, or assign specific days of the week if you choose to adjust the given format.
An international team of pastors, scholars, and church leaders presents hundreds of short articles and videos explaining the characters, events, historical contexts, and theology of the Bible. Pastor Tim Keller anchors the course through video introductions to each of the seven eras.
|Peter Akinola has served as Primate and Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria, chairman of the Global South Anglican Communion, and chairman of the Conference of Anglican Provinces in Africa. In these roles, he emerged as the leading spokesman for biblical orthodoxy.|
|Joseph Ariminio is founder and senior pastor of Abundant Life Worship Center of Whippany, New Jersey. He established a television program, A New Day, in 1991, and it is now broadcast worldwide.|
|Christopher Ash is director of London’s Cornhill Training Course. A popular conference speaker, Christopher is also the author of several books, including Marriage: Sex in the Service of God and Out of the Storm: Grappling with God in the Book of Job.|
|Safwat Attia is pastor of the Arabic Evangelical Church in Brooklyn, New York.|
|Alistair Begg is senior pastor of Parkside Church in metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio, to which he came from pastorates in Scotland, at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and at Hamilton Baptist Church. He has written several books and is heard on the radio program Truth For Life.|
|David Bisgrove is assistant pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, having earlier served as a health-care administrator and then as Director of Finance and Operations at Redeemer. He was ordained in 2004 and now oversees the areas of Prayer, Evangelism, Worship, Stewardship, and Family Ministry.|
|Wellington Boone leads Wellington Boone Ministries, which seeks to lead people from all spheres of society to a relationship with Jesus Christ. He has also spoken at Promise Keepers conferences and authored books such as Your Wife Is Not Your Momma.|
|Moore Casement is director of Cornhill Belfast, which trains people to teach the Bible. He received theological training at Belfast’s Union Theological College and served in three churches prior to becoming director.|
|Miguel Castillo serves as pastor of Oikos180° Church, Madrid, Spain.|
|Graham A. Cole is professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. A native of Australia, he is author of He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and co-author, with David Petersen, of Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers.|
|Marty Cowan, who worked in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, is currently engaged in research in seventeenth-century church history at Peterhouse, Cambridge.|
|Rob Cruver has served as head pastor of Zarephath Christian Church in New Jersey since 2004.|
|Mark Dever is pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and president of 9Marks Ministries. He has authored several books, including Promises Made: The Message of the Old Testament and Promises Kept: The Message of the New Testament.|
|John Dickson is co-founder and director of Australia’s Centre for Public Christianity. He now serves as a Senior Research Fellow in ancient history at Sydney’s Macquarie University. His book The Christ Files has been made into a TV documentary on the historical sources for Jesus.|
|J. Ligon Duncan has served, since 1996, as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi. He is an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and author of several books, including The Genesis Debate and Women’s Ministry in the Local Church.|
|Mark Ellis is a teacher with the International Mission Board, responsible for recording Brazilians teaching seminary level courses on DVD, for use by emerging leaders who could not attend a traditional residential seminary.|
|David Epstein has served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, New York City. He is host of the popular radio broadcast, Tell It From Calvary, which airs six days a week in New York City.|
|Mitch Glaser is president of Chosen People Ministries, which seeks to bring the message of Jesus as Messiah to the Jewish community, both in the United States and around the world.|
|Liam Goligher is senior minister at Duke Street Church in Richmond, London. He has also served as a pastor in Ireland, Canada, and Scotland. He is author of several books, including The Jesus Gospel and Joseph: The Hidden Hand of God.|
|Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Stop Dating the Church.|
|Michael Haykin is director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies as well as church history professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of various books, including The Armies of the Lamb and The Pure Fountain of the Word.|
|Paul House is Professor of Divinity and Associate Dean at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama. He has served as a pastor of churches in Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana and has written several books and articles.|
|Harry Jackson Jr. is pastor of Hope Christian Church, Beltsville, Maryland. He has authored several books including Personal Faith Public Policy and The Truth in Black and White. With a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, he has worked for several Fortune 500 companies.|
|Paul Jackson is a professor of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has held pastorates in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and Tennessee. He also writes regularly for the Biblical Illustrator.|
|George Kalantzis is an associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He also serves as the director of The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.|
|Tim Keller is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and author of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Earlier, he served on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he continues as an adjunct professor of practical theology.|
|David Kim is director of The Gotham Fellowship. He has served at Princeton University for the past thirteen years directing a campus ministry called Manna Christian Fellowship.|
|Will Kynes is a PhD student in Old Testament at the University of Cambridge. He has also served in various capacities at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.|
|Steven Lee serves as Pastor, Chinese Trinity Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.|
|Paul Levy moved to London in 1999 to study in the Cornhill Training Course, which teaches people how to handle the Bible. He then worked at Grove Chapel in South London before becoming pastor of London’s International Presbyterian Church.|
|John Lin is Director of Congregational Life of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York. Prior to Redeemer, he worked as the English minister of a Korean-American church in Hartford, Connecticut.|
|Tricia Marnham is a former lawyer who now works alongside her husband, Charles, vicar of St Michaels, Chester Square, London. She is a Board member of IVP (UK) and sits on the Council of the UK Evangelical Alliance. She speaks widely at conferences and retreats.|
|Phil Maxwell is pastor of Gateway Church, Bridgewater, New Jersey. He and his family came to the U.S. in 1997 as missionaries from South Africa.|
|Vijay Menon has been an evangelist since 1965, when he converted to Christianity from Hinduism. Based at St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, London, he is known for his one-on-one ministry, teaching and praying with many individuals weekly.|
|Benjamin L. Merkle is an associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons and Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members.|
|Martyn Minns is Missionary Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. He previously served as rector of Truro Church, Fairfax, Virginia.|
|R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a well-known author and blogger on theological and cultural issues. He also hosts two podcasts: “The Briefing” and “Thinking in Public.”|
|John Monson is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored many articles on biblical archaeology and related topics in Bible dictionaries, books, and journals.|
|Rita El Mounayer is a programming director for SAT-7, a Christian TV network that broadcasts via satellite into North Africa and the Middle East.|
|Nicole Mullen is a Christian recording artist who has won multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including female vocalist of the year and songwriter of the year.|
|The late Father Richard John Neuhaus was a Roman Catholic priest and both founder and editor of First Things, an ecumenical journal.|
|Mark O’Donoghue is City Minister at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London. Mark studied history at Durham University and practiced law for seven years, prior to studying theology at London’s Oak Hill Theological College.|
|Hugh Palmer is Rector of All Souls Church in London. He chairs New Word Alive, a major Bible teaching week serving churches and students across the UK. Converted as a law student at Cambridge University, Hugh has led many university missions during his years of ministry.|
|Father Eugene Pappas is an educator, missionary, and social activist. He serves as pastor at Three Hierarchs Church in Brooklyn and as president of the Greek Orthodox Clergy Association. He is also chaplain to the New York Fraternal Order of Police.|
|William Philip has served as minister at St. George’s-Tron Church Glasgow since 2004. He studied medicine at Aberdeen University and spent five years as ministry director of The Proclamation Trust, also teaching in the Cornhill Training Course.|
|Robert L. Plummer is Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY and a teaching elder at Sojourn Community Church. Most recently, he authored 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible.|
|Noel Rabinowitz serves on the staff of Chosen People Ministries and is the Associate Professor of Biblical Studies for The Kings College in New York City.|
|Vaughan Roberts is President of the UK’s Proclamation Trust, Rector of Oxford’s St. Ebbe’s Church, and a founding member of “9:38” - a UK body established to assist and encourage people to consider full-time gospel ministry. He is the author of such books as Distinctives, True Worship, God’s Big Picture, and Life’s Big Questions.|
|Phil Ryken is president of Wheaton College, and a prolific author. He formerly served as pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.|
|Andrew Sach studied theology at Oak Hill and serves at St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate, London. He is coauthor of Pierced for Our Transgressions.|
|Gary Smith is a professor of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is author of Isaiah 1-39 and Isaiah 40-66 in the New American Commentary series and Hosea, Amos, Micah in the NIV Application Commentary series.|
|Rico Tice has served as Associate Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls Church in London since 1994. In 1995, he co-wrote Christianity Explored, a course that presents the gospel and trains people to share it.|
|Ray Van Neste is an associate professor of Christian Studies and director of R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University. He also serves as one of the pastors at Cornerstone Community Church in Jackson, Tennessee.|
|Terry Virgo is the founder of Newfrontiers, an international family of nearly 500 churches “seeking to establish the kingdom of God by restoring the Church, making disciples, training leaders, and planting churches.”|
|Garry Williams is director of London Theological Seminary’s John Owen Centre, which was established to aid churches in addressing contemporary theological issues. He has also served as Lecturer in Church History and Doctrine at London’s Oak Hill Theological College.|
|Peter J. Williams received his PhD in Old Testament from Cambridge University and taught there before becoming a Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen. He is now Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK.|
|Taylor Worley is an assistant professor of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and co-founder of the Society for Critical Imagination.|
|Michael Zinn serves with Chosen People Ministries and heads Beit Sar Shalom in Israel. He is also editor of the Russian language journal, My Jerusalem.|
*Biographical information corresponds to the date of contribution to the site.
If you're interested in BibleMesh's doctrinal positions, this is their official statement:
The BibleMesh Editorial Team affirms the inerrancy and full trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures and stands in continuity with the Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Church. We subscribe to a theological framework as distilled in the following statement from the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (U.K.).
- There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
- The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.
- Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
- The Lord Jesus Christ, God's incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.
- Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.
- Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God's sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God's act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.
- The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.
- The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly Christlike in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.
- The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.
- The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God's just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.
Explore in-depth content
Within the 36 lessons, investigate central characters, theological principles, historical context and key events within hundreds of topics, all produced by an international team of theologians and scholars.
See biblical events in historical context with related maps and resource images
Learn from valuable images that help you visualize the geography, culture and times of the Bible.
Discover related topical or theological Bible verses right at your fingertips.
Bring up referenced Bible verses at any time with just one click.
Sum it up with essential facts about each topic.
Reinforce your understanding of each topic with quick summaries of key points.
Two additional discussion questions at the end of each era provide a helpful springboard for family discussion or may simply serve as a unit review for students. These questions are open ended and intended to spark thoughtful discussion. Some sample answers provide you with ideas as you guide your students to reflect.
Learn through interactive quizzes
An interactive, personalized quiz at the end of each Era helps your student remember what they have learned.
Self-Paced Course and Flexible Schedule
The content of each lesson takes about an hour to complete, but your Parent Guide divides each lesson up into smaller pieces that can be tackled over five days each week. Even so, the rate of study—including how much students do in a single session—is up to the individual. Your students may move about the site as you wish on the "Explore" mode, or they may follow the lesson plan.
Through all this, you can easily track your progress on studied items, completed items, and time spent.