Do you hunger for God? To know him more and his Word, but are overwhelmed by the huge amount of study materials out there?

Are you longing for the Bible to become more personal to you? To find in your study the balance between the theoretical and practical, between the scholarly and personal? The balance between truth and grace?

Swordsman of the Word is a blog about God and the Bible, but it is much more than that. This is also my own journey towards knowing God more through his Word, and towards understanding and changing my own life — and the world around me — in the light of that Word.

This is an invitation for you to join me in my journey.

IMAGE: Arjay B. Araña

My name is Arjay B. Araña. I’m a Filipino, and I’ve been in love with Jesus since 2004.

I am a conservative evangelical, though I’m still in the process of discovering and affirming my theology. (In regard to this process, my goal is to be able to fully accept The Gospel Coalition’s Foundation Documents.) I haven’t attended any seminary (and never will), but I have studied in a Bible school where I received training for the ministry. Furthermore, through my own efforts, I am a serious student of Ligonier Ministries (R.C. Sproul et al.) and Grace to You (John MacArthur).

My calling from God is to be a teacher, a missionary, and maybe even a pastor. This blog is part of my works for God — in Christian education, the missions, and pastoral ministry. It is solely dedicated to my personal essays and reflections, and its purposes are (1) primarily, to help you know God more, through his Word and through my own life, and (2) to share with you my passions and burdens as a servant of the Lord Jesus.

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More Information: My posts in the About category tell more of the philosophy and the story behind my work here. Also, I’ve talked about my personal life and my own walk with God in my testimony.