For this week's bonus episode is an introduction to 1 Peter that I recorded last year. We look at the social backdrop of the letter, and how its quintessentially Christian concepts of society and association arise from it. Its counter-cultural message of social equalisation, humility, and servant leadership still challenge us today.

1 Peter is coming up in the Bible Companion readings plan next week before we get into Revelation. There's no doubt that it confronts us with a vision for the church that has rarely been realised in real life, but it is hopeful, humbling, and glorious. In this, it is as relevant now as it ever was.

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1 Peter 1, 1 Peter 2, 1 Peter 3, 1 Peter 4, 1 Peter 5, Psalm 34, 1 Samuel 21