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Intro

Date: Sep. 24, 2016

Author: Dan Bockenfeld

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Bible, Jesus and Christianity? Well, Intro was designed just for that purpose.

What is Intro?

Intro is a web application that allows visitors of our site to ask questions about the basic tenets of Christianity. At the heart of Intro is Westminster Shorter Catechism and it provides the bulk of the information in Intro. The remainder of the information are the reference verses that support the answer to each question.

Intro is great tool for new Christians and those interested in Christianity to learn about more. It can help people get up to speed on some of the basic knowledge that forms the foundation of Christian faith. Intro is also a good tool for anyone who is interested in getting broadening their faith. 

What is the Westminster Shorter Catechism?

In short, a catechism is a sort of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Bible, Jesus and Christianity. It usually listed as a set of questions and answers with reference Bible verses that support each answer. The catechism was designed for children and new believers to learn about their faith. The Westminster Shorter Catechism is one of the most popular catechisms used in the world and is widely trusted.

How Does Intro Use the Catechism?

Instead of merely displaying each question and answer, Intro uses the catechism as a knowledge base that can be searched, bringing the catechism into the 21st century.

The ability to search the catechism is what makes Intro unique. Many websites list each of the questions of the catechism and provide quizzes to test you knowledge, but only Intro presents the information in the catechism in a way that is truly usable. Intro also puts the reference passages right on the page with the question and answer.

The Future of Intro

Intro is constantly in development and everybody who uses Intro will help us to improve it. Over the course of time, we will make tweaks to the interface and improve functionality. 

Get Ready

The gateway is now open. It is time to step through.

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