In this episode, I talk with Jonathan Gibson, newly appointed assistant professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, about the book of 2 Peter. Jonny and his wife, Jackie, recently moved to the states from Cambridge, England, where he served as associate minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church. He has a PhD in Hebrew studies from Cambridge University and has also studied and lectured at Moore Theological College in Sydney. He is a contributor to and co-editor (with David Gibson) of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective.
Gibson posits that “ethics by eschatology” is the theme of the neglected book of 2 Peter, and that the ethics of all people are, in actuality, shaped by eschatology. Our conversation also covers the Day of the Lord, false teachers, and what Peter means when he says Jesus will come “like a thief in the night” and the earth will dissolve.
Resources on 2 Peter recommended by Jonathan Gibson:
- 2 Peter, Jude (NIV Application Commentary) by Douglas Moo
- 1 and 2 Peter and Jude: Christians Living in an Age of Suffering by Paul Gardner
- 2 Peter and Jude (Tyndale New Testament Commentary) by Michael Green
- The Message of the General Epistles in the History of Redemption: Wisdom from James, Peter, John, and Jude by Brandon Crowe
- Jude–2 Peter (Word Biblical Commentary) by Richard Bauckham [academic]