Famous Last Words

We are fortunate to have in Scripture what amounts to farewells from Peter and from Paul, the two greatest figures in the New Testament, with of course the obvious exception of Jesus Christ Himself. This blogpost will discuss those farewells — from Paul in II Timothy, and from Peter in II Peter. Paul wrote his … [Read more…]

Peter’s Pentecost Preaching

When you think about it, Peter’s speech in Acts 2 at Pentecost is worth a close read. It was, after all, the first sermon by a Christian after the Holy Spirit had been poured forth on them; indeed, it is the first post-Resurrection sermon, and I suppose the first evangelical sermon we have, period, by … [Read more…]

More Haggai

As I’ve noted in a different post on this blogsite, there are five one-chapter books in the Bible. There are also seven three-chapter books and six four-chapter books. But there is only one two-chapter book, namely the Book of Haggai. *** It’s the second shortest book in the Old Testament. It is quoted once in … [Read more…]

The R-D Split of the Seven Deadly Sins

It’s September and, with Election Day only two months hence, it’s the height of the political season. I try to eschew partisan politics on this blogsite, but I’d like to share one thought and, as it turns out, it doesn’t exactly champion one party or the other. So here’s the thought: Our two major political … [Read more…]