My name is Nick Norelli and this is my blog, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth. This blog is an outlet for me to discuss all the things that interest me. This ranges from movies, television, music, and sports to more important matters like the Bible, theology, and books about the Bible and theology.

I’m a Pentecostal Christian of the Trinitarian variety, which means that in addition to affirming the classic ecumenical creeds, most notably the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed and the Symbol of Chalcedon, I also hold to the distinctive doctrines of Pentecostalism, namely Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ.1

While I am a Pentecostal by both the Lord’s calling and theological conviction, I am not under the impression that Pentecostalism is the be-all and end-all of the Christian faith. I recognize that the body of Christ exhibits diversity in unity (see 1 Cor. 12) so I’m proud to call anyone from any denomination a brother or sister as long as they love the Holy Trinity, confess Christ as Lord, and rest assured in the work that God has done to accomplish our salvation.

I’m a 39 year old husband and father who has been blessed with a beautiful wife and three wonderfully witty and intelligent daughters. I was married on March 19, 2017 and at that moment my family more than doubled in size. It’s just me and four women so please pray!

On September 28, 2014 I was ordained and installed as associate pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Manchester, NJ. The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my church, the elders, or any other members (although I would hope that they wouldn’t deviate too much from the general consensus).

I’m a layman who values the academic study of Christian Scripture and theology. I spend the majority of my personal study in the areas of Trinitarian theology and early Christology (1st to 5th centuries). I’m also interested in NT studies in general and I’m a huge fan of 3rd to 5th century Church history and Patristic theology.

Aside from all this I’m an avid book reader/reviewer (see for yourself) who has aspirations of being an author one day. My desire is to produce material that will both edify the body of Christ and glorify God in all that it says.

So welcome; enjoy the blog (use the menu bar at the top of the page and the sidebar to the right to navigate and explore); and feel free to leave a comment and interact with me and my readers.

1 See Donald W. Dayton, The Theological Roots of Pentecostalism (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1987), 19-22.