2 Peter: The Light of the Morning Star

2 Peter: The Light of the Morning Star

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 1:19–21 In spite of our many advancements in this world, we are in a dark place. The world is engulfed in spiritual darkness, and counterfeits abound. The Lamp of Scripture The imagery of a lamp shining shows that our next steps are revealed...
2 Peter: The Glory of Jesus

2 Peter: The Glory of Jesus

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 1:16–18 After reviewing the key themes of 2 Peter, Ken explores the implications of Christ’s transfiguration for our present lives. Second Peter warns us against counterfeit teaching that appeals to our worldly desires. Instead, we should set...
2 Peter: Growth and Confidence in Our Faith

2 Peter: Growth and Confidence in Our Faith

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 1:8–15 Following a high calling to holiness, Peter warns readers that those who do not display certain qualities (faith, self-control, etc.) are spiritually myopic. They have forgotten their calling and the power within them as followers of...
The Voyage of Life: Living in Light of the End

The Voyage of Life: Living in Light of the End

How do we live with an eternal perspective—that is, how do we live in light of eternity? After all, our telos should affect our work and relationships on earth. We live this way by pursuing wisdom, which begins by cultivating a fear of the Lord. And that fear is...
The Voyage of Life: Setting Our Hope on Eternity

The Voyage of Life: Setting Our Hope on Eternity

God has ordained the world and our lives in such a way that we observe the cycle of birth, growth, decay, death, and new life on a regular basis. Through this ordering of creation and of human life, God intends to raise fundamental questions in us.  We ask: “Why...