There are many resources you can access online or thru applications on your mobile device/laptop today.
Is it all there?
Come to find out, the answer is No.
Under the guidance of the Rev. Don Kistler, the assistant pastor at a church Ricky attended, and the founder of both Soli Deo Gloria Publications and also of The Northampton Press, he developed a love of the Puritans. This led to a Master's of Theology from The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.
During his course of study, he tried to use the Puritans as references as much as possible but found this to be rather frustrating in that, well supplied as the library was, many of the book titles did not reflect what was contained therein. For example, The Works of John Bunyan doesn't tell anyone what topic or verses are covered in the volume. It was very time-consuming to find an appropriate book containing a sermon on the verse or topic he was about to write on.
Teaming up with Jim, he decided to lay a groundwork for seminary students, ministers, or others who wish to either develop a sermon, write a paper, or do self-study, on particular verses. By entering a verse, say John 3:16, you will be able to find references to sermons by Edwards, Ryle, Manton, Davies, Warfield, and Flavel.
We hope you find this service to be a helpful and timesaving device for your study endeavors.
Ricky Kortyna, MTh
Jim loves technology. He is an engineer of a couple disciplines; has driven a train (the joke doesn't work); and worked in the Aerospace Industry. Hardware, software, data will always grab his attention. He is Rick's brother-in-law. Naturally, Rick talked to Jim about his idea.
Reasons abound, but if an item is available online, you may not be able to discover it. For example, a simple search on something like "Monkey" returns a list of links. Who or What determines the order?
Today, algorithms or popularity are used. That makes sense because the voluime is so great. We submit that learning presents a different requirement.
Thus was born the idea that in disciplines, a human touch is needed. Thus, we intend to use curators to present lists of relevant works as a type of filter. Not popularity, not convention. It is the charming and forgotten notion of getting a "Round education". Man is created in the Divine Image. A manmade machine will never apprehend that blessing.