I am S. J. Hatch and this is my theology blog. I am a Bible teacher, Reformed catechist, and part-time theological writer. Having grown up in New England, once the home of American Puritanism and now dominated by secularism, I have long been haunted by the question of how the Christian faith can be lost and how it can be preserved for future generations. This question drove me to pursue seminary degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. and Westminster Theological Seminary; my continued wrestling with it is what is behind this blog. For those who may be interested, I also blog at Tides and Covenants, where I explore the biblical narrative and have developed my own three-year lectionary for reading through the Bible.