As the apostle to the circumcision, Peter had a concern for his brethren. These converts were passing through trials, and, in the First Epistle, he seeks to encourage them. In the second he teaches us the conditions that will emerge in the last days.
What does the practice of historic Christianity look like in the twenty-first century? Does our personal morality or treatment of others matter, provided we believe the right things? Can the faith be conveniently reshaped to suit the latest secular thinking? In an age when truth is challenged, how can we know that our Christian faith is authentic?