The Confessions of Peter, Part 1

“From now on, whether he lives or dies, I’ll be with him.”

Mitch Teemley


I’d always identified more with the Apostle Paul than Peter. A proud intellectual, “a Jew of Jews,” Paul was dragged blinded and befuddled into the Kingdom by the risen Jesus, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Now that I could relate to! But Peter? A mouthy fisherman with a yellow streak.

But then I was asked by a Hollywood production company to develop the storyline for a Simon-Peter-Chronicles_270_270motion picture based on the life of Peter. I was astonished at what I discovered: more than anyone else in the Bible, this broken, redeemed fisherman shows us who Jesus really is.

So I adapted the (unproduced) film story into six monologues (The Simon-Peter Chronicles), now regularly performed at churches throughout North America. Unlike Peter’s public New Testament writing, these monologues are a (dramatized) personal memoir, his “Confessions.” (To read the full monologues, click on the underlined titles).

The Veil


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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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3 Responses to The Confessions of Peter, Part 1

  1. Roos Ruse says:

    One of my favorite Biblical figures, I look forward to reading your slant on the uber-human Simon-Peter.

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  2. Mike Cullen says:

    thanks for this as it’s great timing for Holy Week.

    Liked by 1 person

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