Hi, my name’s Martin Eagle, author and admin of this website. I’ve been a Christian for many years, by the wonderful grace of God, and hold to Reformed theology. I’m a member of the Australian Presbyterian Church, and have served in ministry in Australia and South East Asia. I’ve been working with computers since the mid-1990s and designing websites since 2001.
History of this site
Back in late 2007 I was looking for an easy to use web-based version of the Shorter Catechism with equally easy to use scripture proofs, but couldn’t find one that was as easy as I thought it should be. So, on Jan 4th 2008, using the version of the Shorter Catechism taken from http://jdlblog.blogspot.com/2006/07/westminster-shorter-catechism-in.html and cross-checking it with http://www.reformed.org/documents/wsc/index.html, I began the process of writing the first version of the WSC to meet my needs and the needs of anyone else who might be looking for the same thing. However, during the writing of that document it was noticed that jdlblogs’s version was not really written in modern English, and reformed.org’s version, although the scripture references were very helpful, was never intended to be in modern English.
I was used to Rowland S. Ward’s “The Westminster Confession and Catechisms in Modern English” which uses a very good and relevant ‘modern’ vernacular, so as a result, I wrote this site’s Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English with Scripture Proofs and Comments using Rowland’s text and reformed.org’s scripture references.
My 2nd version was completed on October 29th, 2009, and then, on October 15th, 2015, for version 3, the design was adapted for WordPress and mobile/cell phones.
A number of corrections were made during 2016 (see the Change Log page), and then, in January 2017, the site was once again redesigned, this time into its 4th version, bringing the fresh look and feel that you see now.
 jdlblog.blogspot.com’s version has a few minor mistakes.
 Rowland S. Ward’s text means wording for questions, answers, comments and other additions. Permission to use Ward’s text, including comments, is covered by the below statement found on page 2 of his book Learning the Christian Faith : The Shorter Catechism for Today (ISBN 0 9586241 1 9).
This modernised edition of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms may be freely quoted in books, and written or electronically transmitted material for non-commercial purposes, so long as it is quoted exactly and the source identified.