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 […]

One Third Down!

On to the Second Column! We are a full one third of the way through the Old Testament – that flew by fast! This is not a little thing – a third of a down payment on a house practically guarantees getting a mortgage! That means commitment to anyone. Congratulations to all the OT Warriors […]

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 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 […]

Getting Ready…

For the Old Testament Challenge    By Fr. John A. Peck By now, you should be well into your preparations if you plan on taking the Old Testament Challenge which starts Sept. 15th. What?! You’ve not started yet?! Well, don’t panic. You are probably not alone, and as people love to jump on the bandwagon […]

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 […]

The Pastoral Value of the Old Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck Very shortly, we will be announcing the pre-reqs for the Old Testament Challenge, so that those who wish to participate may prepare themselves to do so. Generally speaking, these aren’t difficult, but they require some commitment, and so will make an excellent prep for joining in. Before that I’d like […]