Reading the Old Testament can be daunting, especially if you don’t have much context for what this collection of ancient books is all about. To help readers better understand the Old Testament without getting lost, here are quick summaries of… Read More ›
If there’s one thing I don’t have to teach my one-year-old son, it’s to ask for a bottle of milk when he’s hungry. His cravings came built-in. There’s been many a night where my wife and I have been woken… Read More ›
The first command in 1 Peter is for Christians to be “sober-minded” — a metaphor rich with meaning. Explore what it means to be spiritually sober.
Christians should be people of hope. If there’s one thing people today desperately need, it’s the kind of hope 1 Peter speaks about — the living hope that comes from the gospel.
1 Peter’s opening words teach us that Christian identity is all about our covenant relationship to Jesus Christ and our walk with him. Everything we are and do should flow from that identity. And every trial we suffer can be overcome because of that identity.
The opening line of 1 Peter identifies it as a letter from “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia…” (1:1, CSB). At first blush, the wording suggests that Peter is addressing… Read More ›
Jesus makes some startling claims in John 6. What does it mean that no one can come to him unless they’re drawn by the Father? Here are two ways Christians have interpreted his statements.
In my previous post I argued that 1 Timothy 2:11-15 (often viewed as the strongest biblical passage against female pastors) is not a universal, absolute prohibition against women having authority in the church. Rather, it was addressing a particular, local situation in Ephesus… Read More ›
In my last post I shared two reasons why I began reexamining my initial complementarian position on women in ministry — first, the ways female Bible teachers helped me grow spiritually, and second, the challenging points raised by my seminary… Read More ›