FINISH LINE: The OT Challenge 2017 is OVER!

With today, Friday, December 23rd, we complete our final reading from the Old Testament Challenge! Well done those of you who kept the pace. If you’re a little behind, no problem! Keep reading. That is why we end on the 23rd – to give you one more day to complete your list. Congratulations to all […]

Final Questions and Answers Before the Old Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck The following questions have been submitted to me privately by email or chat.  Should I read in the morning or evening? Good question – here’s the answer. When do you normally say your prayers? Read the Epistle and Gospel as a part of your rule of prayer? I would try […]

The 2016 Old Testament Challenge

One month from today, we begin our second Preachers Institute Old Testament Challenge. What is the Old Testament Challenge? Like the New Testament Challenge, it will offer a schedule to read the entire Old Testament (according to the Orthodox Canon). If you don’t have one, an Orthodox Study Bible is recommended. Get one HERE. How […]

Inoculating Your Listeners Against the Gospel

Originally published as Inoculating Against the Gospel on Preachers Institute in January 2010, this article is one of our most popular and clearly belongs in the “Bad Sermons 101” category. The questions a preacher must consider when preparing his sermon are many.  One such question must be: “Is my sermon a vaccination against sin and […]

40% of the Old Testament Challenge!

by Fr. John A. Peck Today marks day 40 of the Old Testament Challenge, making us 40% of the way through. We are only 10 days from being half done, and you know the old saying; well begun is half done! We are out of the Pentateuch, and about half way through the histories. Keep […]

Preparing to Take the Old Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck Let’s start with a few things. If you haven’t read the entire Orthodox Old Testament, word for word, before now, you owe it to yourself to take the Old Testament Challenge. I encourage everyone to give it serious consideration so that next year, having read the entire OT, you will […]

Coming Soon – The Old Testament Challenge

What is the Old Testament Challenge? Like the New Testament Challenge, it will offer a schedule to read the entire Old Testament (according to the Orthodox Canon). If you don’t have one, an Orthodox Study Bible is recommended. Get one HERE. How long will it take? 100 days, start to finish. When will it start? […]

The 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging

by Fr. John A. Peck This is the 5th Year of our annual 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge. As we did last year, we provided you with a daily topic on which to blog (if you wanted – it’s your blog!).  To all our bloggers, well done and congratulations! You stepped up to do what few will […]