Ian Paul is creating Psephizo
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patrons

$656
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Thanks for coming to my Patreon page. I hope you will feel able to support me, and enable to continue working to resource the church and Christian leaders and disciples through my blog www.psephizo.com.

I believe my blog is a unique resource. Unlike other bloggers, I do not repost material just to gain traffic, or put up short notices. Instead, I am to offer original comment and research in the areas of biblical studies, preaching, ethics, culture, politics and economics which will help readers to live more faithfully by the grace of God made known in Jesus, led by his Spirit.

I don't carry ads or sponsorship, so if you become a patron it will allow me to cover my costs (of buying books, attending conferences) as well as remunerating me for the time I put into work on the blog. This can be as much as one or two days a week.

The minimum support of $2 a month is about £1.20. Since I post on average 12 times a month, that's around 10p per blog post.

Don't worry about the dollar signs! This is a site set up in the US, so everything is in dollars, but if you support me, you pay in your own currency.

More about me: Originally from London, I studied pure maths at St John’s College, Oxford and applied maths (Operational Research) at the University of Southampton before working in industrial business with Mars Confectionery in Slough in planning, manufacturing and personnel. I trained for ordination in the Church of England at St John’s College, Nottingham, where I also did a PhD on metaphor in Paul Ricoeur and the Book of Revelation. I then lived for ten years in Poole, Dorset, working on the staff of St Mary’s, Longfleet during which I was also involved in diocesan education and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. In 2004 I returned to St John’s, Nottingham, to teach New Testament and Practical Theology and was Dean of Studies from 2005 to 2012.

In the summer of 2011, I sensed a strong call of God to write more, and eventually left St John’s in 2013 in order to write, research and speak in a freelance capacity. For information, check out my Speaking page on my blog, and to find out what others think about me go to Commendations.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
83 patrons
If you sponsor me $2 a month (sorry—Patreon is an American site!), this works out at £1.20 a month or £14.40 a year—a good number for a Revelation scholar! It will really help to enable me to continue this ministry.
Pledge $8 or more per month
42 patrons
If you sponsor me $8 (which is £5) per month, to thank you I will send you a free copy of each new Grove Biblical booklet.
Pledge $16 or more per month
19 patrons
If you sponsor me $16 (£10) a month, I will in addition make sure you receive a free copy of all my printed publications when they come out.
Pledge $32 or more per month
4 patrons
If you sponsor me $32 (£20) a month, I will in addition offer you a teaching or study day for your church community once each year.
Goals
$656 of $850 per month
This will enable me to set aside protected (paid) time of half a day a week to devote to writing for and developing the blog
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Thanks for coming to my Patreon page. I hope you will feel able to support me, and enable to continue working to resource the church and Christian leaders and disciples through my blog www.psephizo.com.

I believe my blog is a unique resource. Unlike other bloggers, I do not repost material just to gain traffic, or put up short notices. Instead, I am to offer original comment and research in the areas of biblical studies, preaching, ethics, culture, politics and economics which will help readers to live more faithfully by the grace of God made known in Jesus, led by his Spirit.

I don't carry ads or sponsorship, so if you become a patron it will allow me to cover my costs (of buying books, attending conferences) as well as remunerating me for the time I put into work on the blog. This can be as much as one or two days a week.

The minimum support of $2 a month is about £1.20. Since I post on average 12 times a month, that's around 10p per blog post.

Don't worry about the dollar signs! This is a site set up in the US, so everything is in dollars, but if you support me, you pay in your own currency.

More about me: Originally from London, I studied pure maths at St John’s College, Oxford and applied maths (Operational Research) at the University of Southampton before working in industrial business with Mars Confectionery in Slough in planning, manufacturing and personnel. I trained for ordination in the Church of England at St John’s College, Nottingham, where I also did a PhD on metaphor in Paul Ricoeur and the Book of Revelation. I then lived for ten years in Poole, Dorset, working on the staff of St Mary’s, Longfleet during which I was also involved in diocesan education and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. In 2004 I returned to St John’s, Nottingham, to teach New Testament and Practical Theology and was Dean of Studies from 2005 to 2012.

In the summer of 2011, I sensed a strong call of God to write more, and eventually left St John’s in 2013 in order to write, research and speak in a freelance capacity. For information, check out my Speaking page on my blog, and to find out what others think about me go to Commendations.

Recent posts by Ian Paul

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
83 patrons
If you sponsor me $2 a month (sorry—Patreon is an American site!), this works out at £1.20 a month or £14.40 a year—a good number for a Revelation scholar! It will really help to enable me to continue this ministry.
Pledge $8 or more per month
42 patrons
If you sponsor me $8 (which is £5) per month, to thank you I will send you a free copy of each new Grove Biblical booklet.
Pledge $16 or more per month
19 patrons
If you sponsor me $16 (£10) a month, I will in addition make sure you receive a free copy of all my printed publications when they come out.
Pledge $32 or more per month
4 patrons
If you sponsor me $32 (£20) a month, I will in addition offer you a teaching or study day for your church community once each year.