A127 – Easter 6: Divine comfort & unjust suffering (1 Peter 3:13-22)

 
 
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For Easter 6 (Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 and  Psalm 66)  Robyn and I begin our discussion with 1 Peter 3 by exploring Peter’s description of, and word of comfort for, the unjust suffering in his community. We look at the curious verse 19 “the spirits in prison” and talk about the significance of Christ descending to the dead.  We talk about the way the scriptures are realistic about what it is like to live in a world we can’t control, but which shapes and affects us. What is constant is the abiding presence of God and his call on our lives. In this podcast we refer to NT Wright’s article about Christianity and suffering; Leigh Sales’ book Any Ordinary Day; Julia Baird’s book Phosphorescence and William Willimon’s Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized.