In this third week of Sue Edwards’ study on 1 Peter, we come to this wonderful passage on our identity. I remember loving this passage a young Christian. Like Sue (as she notes in the book), I had been an unplanned, unwanted and wrong sex child who experienced a lot of shame and abuse as […]

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I hope you’ve enjoyed studying 1Peter this past week. This week we’re in the second lesson of Sue Edwards’ study, covering 1 Peter 1:13-2:3. It’s a wonderful section, especially verses 13-14. Remember that this letter is addressed to people under duress. To exiles in the government-instigated Diaspora. People who were being tested and tried in […]

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I just received a wonderful new resource. It’s Reading Revelation:  A Comparison of Four Interpretive Traditions of the Apocalypse from Kregel Academic. I wish I had had this book when our small group studied Revelation a few years ago! The author, eschatology expert C. Marvin Pate, has translated the entire book of Revelation from four different […]

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1 Peter 1:1-12

January 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

  Welcome to our online Bible study in 1 Peter. This is an experiment for me, so let’s figure out what works. We’re using Sue Edwards’ study, 1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times as a conversation starter, but feel free to weigh in from you own study. What I’d like to do is have […]

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What’s in it for God?

January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

As I always try to do the first week or so of January, I’ve been praying a lot about my year. I’ve evaluated last year, rejoicing in the things that worked and critiquing the things that didn’t. What do I want to repeat in 2012? What do I want to avoid like the plague in […]

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Let’s Study 1 Peter!

January 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Does it seem to you that life is getting tougher? I don’t know what you’re experiencing, but here it seems that everyone I know is in boot camp. We’re in difficult training. Unpleasant training. Painful training. Sometimes seemingly unfair training. I guess the good news is that we know it’s training and we know that […]

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Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament

January 2, 2012 | Comments Off

The New Testament corrupt? What’s that about? I was given the opportunity to review Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament edited by Daniel B. Wallace of Dallas Theological Seminary and published by Kregal Publishers. When I signed up for the blog tour, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but I recognized Wallace […]

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