Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Upon reflecting on the nature of prophecy, the difference between modern prognosticators (of the religious and political stripe) and the biblical prophetic word should be increasingly apparent. But have you ever asked yourself what will it look like, the fulfillment of prophecy that is? It is possible to preach something for so long and not really

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Proclamation of our Blessed Hope

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Proclamation of our Blessed Hope

  Society’s preoccupation with the extraterrestrial and the supernatural touches a multitude of life experiences. Consider the yearly box office ticket sales of the multi-media franchises, curiosity with space exploration, and the burgeoning interest in psychic experiences.[1] Beyond, but inclusive of the spiritualistic leanings of much of the

The Art of Suffering for Christ: Reflections on 1 Peter

The Art of Suffering for Christ: Reflections on 1 Peter

“God wants me to be happy.” Have you heard that before? Have you said that before? A growing discontent, resident in more modern pop-culture Christianity, seems more willing to “justify” engaging in ethical and intellectual immorality with the rationalism of “happiness.” But the question needs to be asked: “To what end?” What is the end-game or end

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

In today’s culture, households are usually either hierarchical or egalitarian institutions. Unfortunately, when some read the New Testament (NT) they misunderstand and misappropriate the divinely inspired counsel overemphasizing either of these modern notions of society. One concept that is misunderstood and misused is the concept of submission. Th

Promise or Replacement? Old Testament Language in 1 Peter

Promise or Replacement? Old Testament Language in 1 Peter

  One of the significant issues in theology that rarely gets addressed is how Christians should relate to the Old Testament also known as the Hebrew Bible (HB).[1] Some people say Jesus came, so that the OT could be done away with, but that can’t be since Jesus and the apostles quote from, point to, submit to, and exalt the Revelation of God that w

From Unbelief to Disbelief to Faith (Sabbath School 3-31-2017)

From Unbelief to Disbelief to Faith (Sabbath School 3-31-2017)

Peter’s journey with Jesus displays a pivotal aspect of discipleship: growing in faith. In fact, in his second letter, Peter makes this point (2 Peter 1:5–7). Like a diamond, there are facets of faith, that move us from unbelief (absence or rejection of belief) to disbelief (unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case) to a li