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 electricity. 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 Backlinks – 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.

Relight’s Creators and 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.

Support the App

As the app has grown, so have the costs to run it! We aren’t about pushy donation campaigns or social pressure, but if you love Relight and would like to take some of the load off our family’s budget as well as support the addition of new resources and features that cost money to purchase or host, take a look at our Support Us page.

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Help Shape the App

We get a lot of feedback from users on the app, and we love it! Many of the features and tweaks you see on Relight are based on suggestions from users. Because this is a side project for us and we have limited time to sort through all the feedback, we’ve created a message board where you can offer suggestions and discuss them with other users.

Nerd Out With Other Users

Some Credits

Relight’s Bible navigation uses the super-cool Bible Passage Reference Parser which is copyrighted © 2011 Stephen Smith. We also use his Bible Reference Formatter which is © 2016 Stephen Smith.

The Prayer of the Lord by R.C. Sproul is © 2009 R.C. Sproul Trust. All worldwide rights reserved. Used with permission under license.

Greek New Testament created and donated to Relight by Honza Pokorný.

Greek morphology parsing information comes from STEP Bible.

Hebrew Old Testament is the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible. Original work of the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible available here.

This publication contains the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. ESV Text Edition: 2016. The ESV® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers. Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited.

The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) is adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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