The writer of the ABC-of-Christianity website is a retired secondary school teacher. I am 65 years old and I live in Holland. I was a teacher for 36 years. The subjects I taught were English and religion. I am not a professional theologian: not a priest or a clergyman who studied theology at university level.
During the years in which I taught Dutch students between the ages of 12 and 18 I got convinced that many of them are highly interested in what the Bible and Christianity have to offer them. But this does not mean that people who are not familiar with the Bible can just start reading it. .Nor does it mean that people who have never been a member of a Christian Church can just go to a church service on a Sunday and will then be able to understand what people are doing and saying there.
People who want to start reading the Bible need an introduction that makes them familiar with the main story line and the basic ideas behind it. They must be familiar with Biblical names and Biblical notions like God, Jesus Christ, Adam, Eve, Abraham, Jacob, the soul, heaven, sin, paradise, etcetera.
People who want to join a Christian Church need a short history of 2000 years of Christianity.
The purpose of my website is to give people such an introduction.
Like I said before: I am 65 years old. My computer skills are very limited. But: I have two sons. The younger one studied computer technology at a good university in Holland. After that he started his own company which, among other things, makes websites. He is the one who gave me the idea of writing my introduction in the form of a website and he himself and the people working in his office helped me with everything. Without their patient help I would never have been able to make this.
If they can find the time they will also help me to add a FORUM to the website in the autumn of 2008.