The Old Testament Challenge Begins in Two Days

by Fr. John A. Peck Since we are two days away from beginning the Old Testament Challenge, we should run through a basic check list of readiness. Bible with all the books of the Orthodox Canon of the Old Testament (the Septuagint Old Testament). Check. Ebook “Learning the Old Testament the Orthodox Way“ ? Check […]

Your Password Access to the Old Testament Challenge Reading Schedule

It is now time to reveal where to find the password for access to the Old Testament Challenge reading schedule. If you have purchased, Learning the Old Testament the Orthodox Way, you have what you need to get started (yes, I don’t mind if you get started early – just be consistent!). Here’s what you need […]

100 Days to Glory

by Fr. John A. Peck We are counting down the final days leading up to the Old Testament Challenge. We’ve fielded questions from folks on email, Facebook, our Facebook group, The Old Testament Challenge Warrior Saints Collective (Best Facebook Group name ever! Thanks Jonathan McCormack), and even from other Social media sites and outlets. So […]

Some Final Questions and Answers From YOU!

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 […]

Why Read the Old Testament: The Basics

by Fr. John A. Peck One question that I don’t get often, but do get consistently is, “Why read the entire Old Testament?” In other words, why not skip to the good parts, (the Psalms, Genesis, whatever) and leave the rest? My answer is this is really simple, and not probably what you’d expect. We […]

What We Are Looking For In The Old Testament

by Fr. John A. Peck The Old Testament is 85%+ of the Bible. That’s a lot, in case you were wondering. If you are going to take the Old Testament Challenge, which starts next Tuesday, Sept. 15, then in order to help you see things with the eye of the Church as we read it, […]

Last Preparations for the OT Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck This Saturday, Sept. 12, we will direct you to the password for access to the reading schedule in our ebook “Learning the Old Testament the Orthodox Way.” Before we get into the Challenge itself, here is a final checklist of things you should have or have planned for. Tell your […]

The Old Testament Challenge: Get Set Now!

We are about a week away from the start of the Old Testament Challenge. If you are planning on joining us for it, I recommend you get the Ebook now, and spend the next 10 days going over it. Here are a few last minute helpful hints. Set aside – Set aside a daily time to do […]