As the Lambeth Conference explores the theme of being ‘God’s Church for God’s World’, the Biblical focus for the event will be the book of 1 Peter. A wide range of resources have been developed for use in Bible studies, discussions and seminars.
The book of 1 Peter is a personal favourite of mine. There is so much in it that is pertinent for the Church, for the world, for the times we are living in and for us as we seek direction for the Anglican Communion in the years ahead.
1 Peter is a book that doesn’t shy away from difficult things. It’s a book that addresses the challenges that Peter’s communities were facing. It speaks about belonging, alienation, exile, slavery and persecution –. – you can immediately hear the echoes in our world today.
It’s a book that raises an utterly compelling and inspiring vision of God’s kingdom. It raises our eyes beyond the immediacy of our struggles and differences. It urges us to hear a far deeper call. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, Peter encourages us to live lives of witness, hope and holiness as God’s chosen people.
Justin Welby // The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Bible Commentary for the Lambeth conference has been created through the work of the St Augustine Seminar - an international community of scholars.
Start to explore the message of 1 Peter. In these resource videos, watch Professor Jenn Strawbridge give an overview of the book and introduce some of the main themes. Hear from participants in the St Augustine Seminar share what inspires and challenges them about each chapter.