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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 2: What does it mean to “obey” Jesus Christ? (1 Peter 1:1–2:10)

Part 2 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 2:
* “Obedience” in the ancient Greek language
* “Obedience” in 1 Peter 1:2
* “Obedience” in 1 Peter 1:14
* “Obedience” in 1 Peter 1:22
* Obedience means “heeding” the gospel message
* “Disobeying”: being unpersuaded by the gospel

Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 1: What’s the Issue?

Part 1 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.
Main headings:
1. Christians throughout the world accept the Bible as God’s authoritative word
2. “Obedience” and “submission” have big implications for relationships involving power and authority
3. “Obedience” and “submission” are often misunderstood when they’re rendered in modern English
4. “Postcolonial interpretation,” which tries to deal with the problems, ends up creating bigger problems

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