POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan


Many of us are very familiar with Wikipedia, the Internet Encyclopedia, edited and maintained by some good citizens in cyberspace. Wikis are very common on the net today, and there is a growing Wiki dedicated to the highest of persuits.  As a quick aside, the reliability of Wikipedia has been questioned as mistakes can creep in...yet some are saying that on certain topics, Wikipedia does pretty well.

Enter, Theopedia...

Theopedia is an online encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity edited by a group of net users over time.  Like any Wiki, it is very much a work in progress, but the intial effort looks very good.  I look forward to seeing Theopedia grow and expand over time.  As theological astude Theopedians serve up a course of good teaching to the rest of the world, may their goals be realized:

To centralize the efforts of thousands of net-savvy theologians (armchair or professional) into a comprehensive encyclopedia on all things Christian.

.. a missionary, in the fight of faith and labor of love and evangelism. He has minimal resources where he is at, and is overwhelmed with the scattered resources of the internet. But he stumbles upon Theopedia, a great gateway for him for resources and material. He returns to it to grow in his faith. He feeds on it. Imagine this someday!

Imagine some of the people...living for eternity, eeee, yeah,
You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
For some day He'll come for us, and his sheeeeep, will live as one. 

They already have a full and growing entry on the most important guy - Jesus Christ - Theopedia and of him we know that the Wiki will never be completed:

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25 ESV

Perhaps some day my keyboard will be allied with the task of Theopedia.  Perhaps some day.