Lent Madness: Peter vs. Joseph of Arimathea

This is the first battle between two Biblical saints. A fisherman (Oh, and “the rock upon whom I will build my church”) vs. a rich (and at first secret) disciple of Jesus. To get to this round, Peter trounced Dunstan and Joseph narrowly defeated Augustine of Hippo.

In recent action, Theresa of Avila defeated Richard Hooker 58% to 42% . Click to view the updated tournament bracket: Lent Madness 2010

Weapons of choice in this head-to-head? I’m assuming Peter would use a giant key while Joseph would either try to toss a huge boulder or somehow use embalming oils. Okay, so these match-ups aren’t actually physical battles. Fine, but it’s fun to imagine.

Quote-Off (Though Joseph of Arimathea doesn’t actually speak in the gospels):

Peter: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”

Joseph of Arimathea: “Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.” John 19:38

P: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

JP: “When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.” Matthew 27:57



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