4.15: Is Peter the Rock on which the Church Is Built?

Co-hosts speak with Shively Smith, professor at Boston Univeristy, asking, "Is Peter the Rock on which the Church Is Built?"


In episode 15 of season 4, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston gather to answer the listener submitted questions.

Guest, Shively Smith, is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology and Affiliate faculty for the PhD Concentration in Homiletics. She is also Resident Scholar and an itinerant elder at the historic Metropolitan AME Church of Washington DC.

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Matthew 16:18
  • Acts of Apostles
  • 1 Peter

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Peter
  • Hades
  • Church
  • Body of Christ
  • Protestantism vs Catholicism
  • Biblical Points vs Textual Points
  • Pope
  • Authority
  • Papal Authority
  • Discipleship
  • Paul
  • Foundation of Powers
  • Gentiles
  • Messianic Jews

Full Transcript

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by


Shively Smith