Book Recommendation: The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre

The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ by Brant Pitre is an excellent introductory-intermediate text for budding apologists. It’s primary focus is on whether Jesus claimed to be/is God. 5/5 stars. The task begins by addressing the nature of the canonical gospels, the primary sources for the life of Jesus. Chapters…

Commentary on Romans 9:1-5

Notes (NET Translation) 1 I am telling the truth in Christ (I am not lying!), for my conscience assures me in the Holy Spirit — 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. The tour-de-force argument in chs. 9-11 begins abruptly with Paul swearing an oath. The rhetorically astute audience would recognize…

Commentary on 2 Peter 1:1-2

Notes (NET Translation) 1:1 From Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, have been granted a faith just as precious as ours. The author identifies himself as Jesus’ famous disciple Simon Peter (Symeon Petros). He is both a slave (doulos)…