The most optimistic time of the year

If Christmas—“with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer”—is the most wonderful time of the year, New Year’s is probably the most optimistic time of the year. It is the time of year in which, having taken some time…

Are you afraid?

In preparation for a particular study I was doing recently, I found myself reading John Calvin on 2 Peter 2. In that chapter, the apostle writes of the character of false teachers, and pulls few punches in doing so. In v. 10, he writes…

Zelophahadic jewels

It has often been said that the Bible is a book that must be mined for its treasures. The more work you put into the serious study of Scripture, the greater you will be blessed by what you find. That is true of study,…