John Kinder

John Kinder Theological Library

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Useful theological sites arranged by subject


Statistics on Religion is a collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc.

World Council of Churches
A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.


Olive tree:
Online bible searching with a range of Bible versions.

Gutenberg Bible
View and compare two copies of the Gutenberg Bible at the British Library.

The Bible Tutor
An opportunity to strengthen your basic knowledge of the Bible's structure and content through independent study and interactive self-testing.

Bible Gateway
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online in the language or translation of your choice.

The New Testament Gateway
An up-to-date, annotated guide to good academic New Testament web resources.

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
Focusing on the early Christian writings and their social world.

Index of Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Early Christian Literature.

Codex Sinaiticus
Images and text from Codex Sinaiticus; a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century which contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament.

International Critical Commentary (ICC) on the Internet Archive
A saved search on the above website.

Church history

for Martin Luther’s Works (at Project Wittenberg).

Project Wittenberg
Works of Luther and other Lutherans.

Luther Index Verborum
Martin Luther's German Writings (Weimar Edition) 1516-1525.

Tertullian project
A collection of online resources by and about Tertullian.

Vatican II documents

Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Wheaton College.
Classic Christian books in electronic format, include most important writings from the first 800 years of the church.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
This multimedia website from PBS describes the rise of Christianity. It explores the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we now know as Christianity.

Into His Own: Perspective on the world of Jesus
Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures.

Documenta Catholica Omnia
Full text documents of Roman Catholic writings.


Blue letter Bible
Enables linking from a given verse to various tools such as Strong’s Concordance, Greek NT and Hebrew OT. King James Version is the base English translation.

Christian classics ethereal library
A wide range of classic texts including Calvin’s commentaries and the Early Christian Fathers.

Sermon illustrations
Provides sermon materials on a range of topics.

Sermon and sermon-lectionary resources

The Desperate Preacher

The Text This Week
Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources.

Worship That Works
From the Episcopal Church. Written by named persons, and related to lectionary readings.

The Lectionary
A collection of Lectionary resources for the Episcopal Church. Updated every Sunday night.

Comments: Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary
A commentary on the readings for the week.

Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources
Links to all sorts of sermon sites - including links to children's sermon resources.

Bill Loader's Home Page
Lectionary resources, articles and papers, reflective writings.


A history of the hymn Amazing Grace
An online encyclopedia entry detailing the history of this hymn from the Library of Congress in the United States.

An Anglican Liturgical Library
A collection of authorized and other texts used in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion.

Anglican Online Hymnal
Public domain texts from six Anglican hymnals from the second half of the twentieth century.

Book of Common Praye
Full texts of prayer books back to 1662; excerpts of prayer books from around the world.

Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary
From the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.

Lutheran hymnal
Provides recordings of traditional songs of worship and praise from Lutheran Hymnals.

Roots is an ecumenical publication based on the Revised Common Lectionary, providing a wealth of material to support the week by week worship and learning of the whole Church community.

United Methodist Church website
Liturgical and leadership resources.
This site provides detailed information on 7,158 saints, beati and venerables.


Disability Spirituality & Faith Network of Aotearoa/New Zealand

The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association Inc
The national organisation for nurses working within a Christian faith community.

North American Association for the diaconate
An organization in the Anglican churches of North America: the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. Includes links to other diaconate resources. Includes links to other diaconate resources.

Social justice

Ecumenical Coalition for Justice
The Ecumenical Coalition for Justice was formed in Auckland in 1999. Members are from the mainline denominations who have been active over the last 25 years on social justice issues, both nationally and internationally.


Institute for Theology and Peace
A research institution of the Catholic Church, established in 1978.

The Ramon Llull database
A bibliographic database of the writings of this noteworthy Spanish theologian.

Youth ministry

Anglican Children Youth and families Ministry, Aotearoa New Zealand (STRANDZ)
StraNdZ exists to serve youth and children's ministry, and ministry to their families, in Tikanga Pakeha of the Anglican Church by providing education, training and advocacy for young people, volunteer leaders, clergy and lay people and professional workers.

Center for Youth Studies
A global network of youth ministry professionals.

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