One of the goals of Desire Good is to keep you moving towards God and towards his children in a good way. Another goal is to connect you with the orgins of English words as used in the English scriptures dating from the King James period of 1611 and earlier.
In our modern age, we as English speakers still use a number of Old, Middle, and Early Modern English words, but we often use modern definitions for words greater than 600 years old. Cultures have greatly changed since then, so I teach you to be aware of the origins of the words you use, especially the words you use from scripture, as well as to be sensitive to cultural differences.
I want you to come away from each lesson asking yourself, "Am I speaking the same English my British English-speaking peers spoke so long ago? Am I carrying meaning as I should? Where am I going with the words I use, and where am I moving others when I use them?"
On this site you will find a Scripture search which allows you to search the King James, Tyndale, and Wycliffe versions of the Scriptures. When logged in, you can also search lessons.
Each lesson is designed to introduce you to a word as it may have been used in the day it was written in the King James, Tyndale, or Wycliffe versions of the scriptures.
The lessons are purposed to be simple ... usually teaching one word at a time.
The quizzes are not hard. At this time, they are simple. Later, I may add features for different levels of difficulty, but for now, I just want you to understand the gist of what I am teaching.
Dictionaries often are limited to the culture in which they were created. In the lessons, I will sometimes reference the 1828 and 1913 Webster's Dictionaries because they are publicly available for free. However, the English Bibles of King James, Tyndale, and Wycliffe were all written in the English of England. Because of this, I reference English dictionaries from England more than I reference dictionaries from elsewhere.
I teach movement and accountability for movement - love. i.e. desire good.
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