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“Every scribe who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” (Matt. 13:52)

My favorite photo of Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.


Salut! My name is Ryan, and this is my blog.1

Currently, I’m relocating all the material from my old site over to this one, so the halls look a bit empty; but, hopefully, this site will help you and others grow to know the Lord Jesus Christ better, more fully, and understand his word, the ScripturesThe sacred writings of Christianity: particularly the..., in a fuller way – leading to a life best lived for God in the world today.

Most, actually all, of the gathered information here does not originate ex nihiloOut of nothing.... More from my own mind. Rather, it is a collection of copied material, hence, called a ScriptoriumQuite literally, 'a place for writing'..... Nonetheless, I pray you’re blessed by its contents, however sparse and disparate. About Me

For some time now I have been meaning to formally organize some of these thoughts, but as always, life tends to present other demands, some more pressing in nature. Though oral cultures themselves are fairly reliable, concerning myself, and what I learn, trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.2

So now, I have assembled what I can for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to first give due honor to his name and guide others in faith and knowledge of him. Take these words for what they’re worth – obviously, my thoughts are in no way inspired, but the humble letters of a scribe.3

Geographic Journey

I was born and raised in and around Madison, WisconsinThe State Capital of Wisconsin..., before going to Moody Bible Institute, first in Spokane, then in Chicago. After finishing an undergraduate degree in Bible/Biblical Studies, I stayed in Chicago for another year, teaching a private Christian school and working for a parachurch – thereafter, briefly serving in missions in Montreal and as an intern at my hometown church in Wisconsin.

For the past couple years or so, I have been working on my Master of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, about six months here, six months at home. Though I have broad interests, I enjoy wandering in the Lord’s world of the great outdoors, sports of all kinds, arts and architecture, board games and chess, cars and libraries, traveling and languages – altogether a range of blessing and excitement the earth has to offer.


  1. Photo credit to the unknown source who runs the Tyndale Seminary Instagram page.
  2. P.S – You will undoubtedly eventually notice there are certain password-protected parts of this site. That is simply that I do not violate any copyrights in posting material. I hand out the password to various pages only on a personal basis. They are resources beneficial to a few, but as a Christian trying to be obedient to the laws of various governments (U.S. and Canada), there is certain material which I could not post publicly with a clear conscience.
  3. My social media feeds can be viewed here: Instagram, TwitterPinterest.