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Welcome to Study Scripture Today!

This site was created by Richard and Melanie Symes, two Australian Christians who have a heart for discipleship. Study Scripture Today was born out of a blog they began called ‘Zeal for Your House’ – Both the positive response to the posts and also the need for a better site for hosting their content.

A little about Richard and Mel…Richard describes himself as both scientific and creative, having a love for problem solving and studying God’s creation, while also enjoying artistic activities. Working in the mining industry as a metallurgist enables him to discover more about God’s glory through all he encounters. Richard has a heart for scripture, as he both believes and has experienced over his whole life, the power of The Word, for a real and deep relationship with Jesus Christ. Richard grew up in regional Victoria and really knows what singleness is like, having had to wait until he was in his 40s to meet his wife, Melanie.

Melanie met Jesus as a young girl, but then after living a rebellious adult life for a decade, recommitted herself at the age of 28. Melanie has a background as a performing arts teacher, and after completing a degree in Ministry/Theology has worked also as a Chaplain. Melanie also worked for a church as a pastor, but knows her first ministry is always her family. Melanie met Richard after being a single mother for 5 years, and believes The Lord has made her family complete. Melanie is also the author of the blog, ‘Life of an Ordinary Aussie Woman’.

Richard and Melanie like to joke that when they met ‘chemistry happened’. Together they are raising 3 teenage boys and love to serve at their local church as a whole family. They desire to encourage fellow believers, and also reach out to those who are seeking answers, and hope that this site is a means to do so!

If you have any queries please feel free to send us a message via the ‘contact us’ section under the ‘home page’ tab.

God bless, Melanie and Richard.