OT Challenge: Week 4 DONE!

Well done, OT Challenge warriors. You have now completed 4 weeks of the Challenge. Not an easy undertaking, and look back at what we have covered in our readings. Have you taken personal notes? Have you highlighted areas where you have questions? Are you taking note of Christological typologies? Trinitarian allusions? Ecclesiological foreshadowings? I hope […]

Old Testament Challenge: Week 3 Done!

Well done, Old Testament Challengers! We have now completed week 3 on our schedule! This means we are… drum roll, please… 20% of the way through our schedule of reading the entire Orthdoox canon of the Old Testament by Christmas! If you are a little delayed, don’t worry. Keep reading. How many of us have had […]

The Levitical Offerings and Sacrifices

by Fr. John A. Peck If we were to state the motto of the book of Leviticus, it might best be described as “You shall be holy for I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2).  There are many instructions for sacrifice throughout the Pentateuch, but Leviticus chapters 1-7 is completely dedicated to the […]

Old Testament Challenge: Week 2 Down

Well done, fellow Challengers! If you have kept up with our schedule, you have now completed two weeks of the Old Testament Challenge. Tomorrow is a rest or catch up day, so enjoy it and make it a fruitful one. We are about a week and a half out of completing the Pentateuch, so let’s […]

Old Testament Challenge: 1 Week Down

Ok, kids – tomorrow on our schedule is REST OR CATCH UP day. Have you dropped out? No? You’ve successfully made it through the first week! If you joined us late, no problem, use this time to do a little catching up. If you skipped some, this is your day for that catching up, also. […]

Again at the Inn

by Fr. John A. Peck Exodus 4:24-26 There is a powerful allegory happening here. So, let’s look at the scene. The Angel of the Lord appears at an Inn, specifically bringing death to his servant Moses (whom, by the way, He has just sent to proclaim His Word to Pharaoh). The implication here is that unless […]

The Four Senses of Scripture

by Fr. John A. Peck This article is made up from Chapters of my books, Called To Serve: A Basic Bible Survey for Orthodox Christians, and Interpreting the Bible the Orthodox Way: Learning to See the Bible with the Mind of the Spirit. On the Four Senses of Scripture When we look at the Bible, […]


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED That’s what I’m posting on my social media today- CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – and I encourage you to do the same. The kickoff for the Old Testament Challenge begins this evening. We’ve had to time to study, time to prepare, time to schedule, time to arrange your notes, get a reading partner, get a blessing, […]