Greetings to all! My name is Jeffrey, and at the urging of a friend have joined the Puritan Board. I grew up on the UPCI mission field, the son of a missionary, pastor, and teacher; and was zealous for the so-called truth for a long time. After the birth of my first son, I began questioning the simplistic arguments that seemed easily refutable from a Google search of the other side (read: orthodox); and why it seemed we only heard the same 2 or 3 sermons each week: holiness, Acts 2:38 salvation, and Oneness (modalism). This led to a deep search over the next year through Scripture, prayer, conversations, and reading, eventually leading me to a Calvinistic, then Trinitarian, and finally, a more clearly and definite Reformed faith in Christ. Oddly enough, it was by seeking out resources I recalled from my teenage years, such as Spurgeon, Bunyan, MacArthur, Piper, Washer, and others, as well as a long trek through church history and writings that I had never even heard of!, that helped raise the heap of evidence that toppled my resistance to anything outside of the narrow lens I had grown up hearing. I hesitate to lay too many details out in a simple intro thread, but will add that I live up north in the cold Manitoba prairies of Canada, and look forward to engaging with and meeting you all on the board! May the Lord bless you.