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.