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Mural of Christ calling Simon Peter, from the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris in Classe, Ravenna, Italy, which was built at the beginning of the 6th century.  Photo credit: Lawrence OP, Creative Commons.

Messages on

the Letters of Peter and Jude


2 Peter 1:1 - 11

Why Are Christians Bossy?  Or, Why is Good Good?  Why is Evil Evil?


2 Peter 1:1 - 4

Into the Divine Nature, Into the Family God Is

God is a loving Tri-Unity, and salvation is His work of adjusting us to the culture of the Trinity


2 Peter 1:5 - 11

Why Jesus, Faith, and Character Come Before Affection and Love (TBD)

Contrary to what our culture tells us, that we're ready for affection and love, Christian faith says that we need to rebuild with Jesus as our foundation


2 Peter 1:12 - 21

Jesus, the Transparent One

Jesus heals human nature, making it transparent to the Father, so he gives us an ethic of transparency  


2 Peter 2:1 - 10

False Leaders Who God Will Separate


2 Peter 2:11 - 17

False Leaders Who Resist Authority


2 Peter 2:18 - 22

False Leaders Who Resist Purification


2 Peter 3:1 - 18

Jesus Will Repair the World


Small Group Leader Notes on

the Letters of Peter and Jude


Thematic Study The Theme of Fire in Second Peter

Notes and Essays on

the Letters of Peter and Jude


Slavery in the Bible, Slavery Today (and ppt)


Christ's Proclamation to the Dead: 

An Analysis of 1 Peter 3:19 and its Significance

Helpful Books and Articles on

the Letters of Peter and Jude


Hilarion Alfeyev, Christ the Conqueror of Hell

(Amazon book, Nov 20, 2009)

nicely reviewed by Josh Cho, Book Review: Christ the Conqueror of Hell by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev

(blog, Feb 13, 2017)


David Bentley Hart, Interview - Crackers and Juice Podcast

(ObjectiveBob, Feb 27, 2017)

45 min mark on 1 Peter 3

on 2 Th.1:9 on the absence or presence of Jesus

On Orthodox icon of Jesus saving Simon Peter from sinking into the water, depicting the story in Matthew 14:22 - 33