Oh it's that 'About' page!

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So who is this Bible Study Man anyways?

Hi! My name is Carl Nielsen and I gave my life to The Lord on 14th September 1980. Sometime after that I began making a habit of reading The Bible over a year each year.

Several years ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression and in my worst days I could no longer manage those daily readings, but what I had previously read was embedded in my heart and some days all I had was "I know that my redeemer lives". (Job 19:25). I'm glad to say that depression is largely behind me now, but I still have to win a daily victory over that tendency. Because of my uncertainty as to what year I started and those dark days I cannot be more precise, but I have certainly read The Bible from cover-to-cover more than 20 times.

I am currently a member of the leadership team at CleanSlate Church, Milton Keynes, England where my responsibilities include overseeing and teaching one of the discipleship programmes, leading the Alpha course, worship and inner healing. I am also a Course Prayer Warrior with Wholeness Through Christ and previously served as a member of their board of trustees.

So what? well I do believe that God has shown me by this continuous exposure to his word some insights into how to "correctly handle the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). I think there can also be a tendency among believers to assume that whatever is spoken from the front must be right rather than to test it for themselves (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22). So let's check what the word of God really says and learn "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Ephesians 3:18) for us together!