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
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