When you’re reading a book of the Bible, one of the easiest mistakes to make is to breeze past the parts that were originally sung. The book of Revelation is a case-in-point. It’s positively teeming with songs — more so than any other book of the New Testament. But what’s the point of all the music?
Best Books & Commentaries on Revelation and Eschatology
Not all resources on Revelation and the end times are created equal. Here are the ones I think are the cream of the crop.
Reading the Book of Revelation Without Missing the Point
How do we make sense of such a strange and symbolic text like Revelation? We need to unlearn some faulty approaches and get back to focusing on the book’s main point.
Podcast Recommendation: Reconciling Accounts of the Resurrection
I stumbled across an excellent podcast interview that’s worth your time. Shane Rosenthal interviews author & apologist Lydia McGrew, who is someone you should definitely familiarize yourself with if you’re interested in Christian apologetics and evidence for the reliability of… Read More ›
Those Who Hunger for Justice Will Be Satisfied (Matthew 5:6)
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” — Matthew 5:6 (ESV). Jesus pronounces blessing on all those who have an appetite for “righteousness.” Why? Because they will have their fill. Their hunger will be… Read More ›
Learning to Crave the Things of God (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)
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 ›
Are You Spiritually Drunk? (1 Peter 1:13)
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.
People of Hope (1 Peter 1:3)
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.
Chosen Exiles: Reflections on 1 Peter 1:1-2
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.
Was 1 Peter Written to Jews or Gentiles? Why the Answer Matters More Than You Might Think
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 ›