There are lots of Bible study tools out there. What makes ours think it’s so special?

(Well, for one, who else talks about their app like it’s sentient?)

It’s always the lightbulb.

Tap or click a lightbulb icon to turn on the lights and reveal cross-references, commentaries, and more. It’s that simple. And you can turn on as many lights as you want without having to worry about wasting electricty. They’re LED bulbs.

Everything appears in-line.

No more needing to hover over just the right spot to see a cross-reference—or having to open up a bunch of tabs, windows, and panes. All references expand right underneath what you're reading, even footnotes in the catechisms and confessions. Pane free!

See Connections.

Many verses feature “References to This Verse” – A tool that shows you resources that mention the verse you’re studying. For example, when the Westminster Shorter Catechism uses the verse you’re studying as a proof-text, you can see that catechism question and where it’s referenced quickly and easily.

More About Us, and The App’s Future

We love reformed theology.

Relight was born out of a passion we both share to get reformed theology into more people’s hands. We wanted to make a tool that reformed pastors could use themselves and confidently recommend to their congregations. And we’re just getting started.

Relight is a work in progress.

We have big dreams for Relight. Commentaries, catechisms, confessions—even things that don’t start with ‘c,’ like systematic theologies, sermons, and original language tools. We’re releasing each part as we finish it, and we need your feedback to help shape the app.

It’s just the two of us.

We’re a small husband-and-wife team of two confessionally reformed Presbyterians, creating the study app that we wanted to be able to use. Because why not? David is the one with the beard, the brains behind the code, and resident typography specialist. Sarah is the graphic designer, our quality assurance specialist, and she also manages social media.

Follow Along
Stuff changes quick around here.

Did you know that millennials are 84% more likely to check their Instagram inbox than their email inbox? We made that up. But if you want to watch behind the scenes stories, keep up with new releases, see beautifully typeset quotes, and even slide a DM into our inbox, you can do that and so much more on Instagram.

Instagram

We’re a husband and wife team making this app as what we kids call a “side hustle.” We make YouTube videos about the app, new features, and our experiences getting this thing off the ground. We typically avoid reading YouTube comments for mental health reasons, but we’ll read yours. Honest.

Youtube

If you’re about 60 years old (at least at heart), you may prefer to receive updates the same way you get your milk, delivered to your house every Thursday at 6am. We really can’t do that. But we have the next best thing: emails! We only send out emails 1–2x per month, so it’ll still be easy for you to find your birdwatching bulletins.

Some Credits

Relight’s Bible navigation uses the super-cool Bible Passage Reference Parser which is copyrighted © 2011 Stephen Smith.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.