Essential 100 Challenge: Day 54 — Luke 3:1-20

It’s common for Christians to emphasize the difference between the old and new covenants, between the Old Testament and New Testament, between Christianity and Judaism, and even the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament. The New Testament itself emphasizes continuity at least as much as discontinuity when talking about the…Read more »

Essential 100 Challenge: Days 51 & 52 — Luke 1:1-2:40

Luke’s gospel is addressed to a man by the name of Theophilus. The fact that Theophilus means “lover of God” may suggest that Luke is referring to Christians in general rather than a particular person. If this is the name of an individual, then his being called “most excellent Theophilus” suggests that he was a…Read more »