A preacher’s guide to the lectionary with Fran Barber and Robyn Whitaker

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A weekly podcast where a Minister and a Biblical scholar explore one of the lectionary texts to equip preachers to proclaim the Word.

A123 – Easter 2: Resurrection hope in dark times (1 Peter 1:3-9)

A123 – Easter 2: Resurrection hope in dark times (1 Peter 1:3-9)

 
 
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How do we proclaim the Good News in the midst of dark times? This episode begins a series focussing on the letter known as 1 Peter, an epistle that appears for several weeks during Easter season this lectionary year. The first epistle of Peter is a letter written to dispersed Christians facing suffering and persecution. We focus here on 1 Peter 1:3-9 and the paradox of rejoicing and finding joy in hard times. There are great video resources on 1 Peter from the Lambeth Conference group as well as a commentary, 2 chapters of which can be downloaded for free. We mention and recommend this commentary by Eugene Boring on 1 Peter. Here is the link to Garry Worete Deverell’s article on deferring Easter.
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