We’ve just pushed what should hopefully be the final beta of Matthew Henry’s catechism on the Westminster Shorter Catechism! This should be really useful for family catechesis, since it’s not-too-short and not-too-long. It will also show up under Commentaries when you click/tap the lightbulb icon for a question in the shorter catechism.
The catechism also works with all the other features you’re used to seeing with Relight resources, including its content appearing in places like Backlinks, Related Content, and Search.
We’re super excited about this release because it’s a big step toward Relight becoming a proper “Reformed Theology Study App.” Mind you, no one had ever really made one of those before, so we could have duct-taped an old motherboard to the back of a copy of Calvin’s Institutes and said we were done. But that would be silly. We wouldn’t do that.
For us, a reformed theology study app is an app that connects theology systematically and by reference. It lets you study the catechisms and confessions just like you would study a verse in a Bible study app.
Added Matthew Henry’s Westminster Shorter Catechism Commentary
Hm. Perhaps not quite party time. In MobileSafari, it shows the wrong paragraph from the Henry commentary (paragraph 2 rather than paragraph 1).
Another oddity is that the beta bookmark/app on my home screen didn’t notice/change anything at all. I have no idea if there’s a way to expire the cache within that “app,” but force-killing didn’t seem to do it, unfortunately.
Ohh. Good catch. Thanks. I’ve got some theories on this and I hope to get a fix out this week.
Yeah, the app keeps stuff you load in local storage, which is a feature that helps the app remember where you were when you come back. I am very careful about invalidating that cache when the DB changes on production, but when I pushed this beta I made a mistake. This should be resolved when the bug is fixed-fixed later this week.
The backlink on Galatians 4:19 displays the correct paragraph.
Would it be possible, in the commentary pages, to include the catechism question itself? Or at least a link to the catechism question? I had to manually go to “WSC 35” to see the question this is commenting on.
Pinging @DavidMikucki in case he missed the above from Sunday. I know, I shouldn’t be reporting software issues in church, but I wouldn’t have remembered without at least making a note for myself, and posting here takes only slightly more effort.
I’ve fixed the issue with getting the wrong paragraph in the backlinks, and I’ve added a link to view the catechism question to the header of the commentary. I still need to address the direct link issue you mentioned, though. Thanks for testing and reporting!
Some of these paragraphs actually do work. I might agree that the Footnotes section should only show on paragraphs/content with footnotes, but Related actually does work on certain paragraphs (and will work on more the more as we add more content). In any case, I think I’ll go to production with this as the behavior, then I’ll add some logic to hide the whole Footnotes section if there are no footnotes.
Yeah, looks like my changes broke all the catechisms on beta.