Tim Isbell online

About this site

Thanks for visiting my website. It contains material that I developed, use, and offer to anyone. I write for people who want to investigate or grow in the Christian faith, including teachers and pastors. Everything on the site is free.  

I launched this website in 2010. In 2013, I opened a section on Personal Finance to help people manage their money through all stages of life.  In 2021, I converted the Classic Google Site to the New Google Site framework. 

Everything on the site is accessible through the pull-down menu system at the top of each webpage. In addition, notice the two additional columns on this Home page. Also, the "magnifying glass" icon at the top right of every page allows you to search for any word or phrase on the site.

You can use any materials on this site for yourself or your organization. When you distribute them unchanged, please leave my name attached. A resource becomes your own when you change it to fit your application, so please remove my name. If you think my contribution is notable to your finished product, you can give me an annotation of some sort - or not. If you own a website, feel free to point to any of my web pages.

Blessings, Tim

Recent additions

Social Justice Fund 

Robin and I understand that the Christian faith is as much about societal as individual redemption. 

In recent years we became acutely aware of how systemic racism prohibited (and prohibits) black and brown families from creating the generational wealth necessary for their children to thrive. So we decided to do something about it.

In 2021 we established the Social Justice Fund as part of The University of Akron Foundation. So I'm beginning to develop a Social Justice part of this website. In the meantime, I decided to inform readers about the Social Justice Fund to encourage others to consider creating similar funds and invite them to contribute to our University of Akron Social Justice Fund. Click the link for more info.

Tim's Lectionary Digest

I update this material every Wednesday (mid-day Pacific Time). Writing it anchors my spiritual practice of dwelling on a particular scripture for a couple of days at a time. To facilitate this habit, I write a few paragraphs on the scriptures each week and post them for anyone's use. The Digest is not a summary, devotional, or commentary. I write it to provide just enough background and guidance to help people dwell (reflect) on each passage. 

The scripture selections come from the Revised Common Lectionary, ensuring a balanced diet over its three-year cycle. 

You can access the current Digest for the upcoming or any Sunday by looking in the center column of this web page and clicking on the button with the same name. There you will find links to all the Digests for all the weeks in the three-year cycle.