Month: August 2022

  • What does “obedience” and “submission” mean in 1 Peter? | Part 8: Summary

    What does “obedience” and “submission” mean in 1 Peter? | Part 8: Summary

    Part 8 (final summary) of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for this final summary: * Obedience means “heeding”, which involves a holistic reorientation of life * Submission means voluntarily placing yourself in various ordered relationships * Obedience and submission do not imply grudgingly following orders or suppressing your will * Abuse is not OK. There is nothing commendable about tolerating abuse. * Questioning postcolonial interpretations * Applying 1 Peter today * 1 Peter doesn’t say everything

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 7: What does it mean to “submit” to church leaders? (1 Peter 5:1–5)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 7: What does it mean to “submit” to church leaders? (1 Peter 5:1–5)

    Part 7 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 7: * What we’ve seen so far in 1 Peter * They key question: What kind of order and authority is Peter talking about here? * The sufferings of Christ * Christ the Shepherd and Overseer * What authority is not like * What kind of order and authority is Peter talking about here? * Therefore: what kind of submission is Peter talking about

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 6: What does it mean for wives to “submit” and “obey”? (1 Peter 3:1–7)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 6: What does it mean for wives to “submit” and “obey”? (1 Peter 3:1–7)

    Part 6 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 6: * What we’ve seen so far in 1 Peter * What does “likewise” mean? * The situation in focus: Husbands who haven’t been persuaded by the gospel * What does submission look like in this situation? * Isn’t this just first-century conventional wisdom? No * The example of Sarah: What’s going on? * Fearing God and not being intimidated by husbands (abuse is never OK) * What it means for husbands

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 5: What does it mean for first-century slaves to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:18–25)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 5: What does it mean for first-century slaves to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:18–25)

    Part 5 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 5: * First-century slavery * A distinctively Christian perspective * Unjust circumstances * Is Peter telling slaves to endure physical violence? * Grounded in Christ’s atoning work

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 4: Why does 1 Peter instruct Christians to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:13–17)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 4: Why does 1 Peter instruct Christians to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:13–17)

    Part 4 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 4: * Why does Peter say to submit? Does postcolonial interpretation have the answer? * Submit to “every human creature”… what? * An alternative: “human institution”? No. * Submit and do good, because God is creator of all * Submit and do good, because God is judge of all * Submit and do good, because God has redeemed us * The big ideas that set the scene for what follows (2:17)

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 3: What does it mean to “submit” in human relationships? (1 Peter 2:13)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 3: What does it mean to “submit” in human relationships? (1 Peter 2:13)

    Part 3 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 3: * “Submit” in the ancient Greek language * “Submit” in 1 Peter 2:13