John’s my favorite apostle, hands down. I’ll get into this more another time but for now I want to put that on record.
Having said that, I find Peter absolutely fascinating. His up-and-down behavior, his wild and heartfelt faith, and his ultimate redemption throughout the Gospel narrative draw me in. Every single time. There is some doubt through modern scholarship on whether or not he’s the true author of 1 Peter (he almost certainly didn’t write 2 Peter) but if you are willing to indulge me I would like to treat him as the author for the sake of this blog post.