A podcast on the ascension book

David Bryan, one of the editors, has done a podcast on the book on the ascension of Jesus in Luke-Acts to which I contributed, Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts. He talks a good deal about the topic and the wider context of the book—and says some very helpful things about his own contribution to the book. Just over 44 minutes long. Worth a listen.

Slides for my inaugural lecture, ‘Doing Theology Lukewise’, to download

   Here in pdf format are the slides for my inaugural lecture ‘Doing Theology Lukewise: Luke as theologian and storyteller‘, which I deliver at 6 pm on Monday 15 May 2017. If you’re going to follow the lecture through the Facebook Live page, then please do download the slides to help you to follow the lecture. The Facebook Live link will be open around 6 pm on my Facebook page (Steve Walton). See you there! (And thanks to my friend Dr Conrad Gempf for the Continue reading →

Some recent writing and publishing from me

                       I  had a quite spell away from on the blog in the Spring, partly because I’ve been writing and publishing quite a bit. Here’s a note of four that are out and available, and a couple of others that are forthcoming. More are in the pipeline, but I can’t tell you about those yet… Now available ‘Evil in Ephesus: Acts 19:8–40’ in Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Chris Keith and Loren Stuckenbruck, WUNT II/417 Continue reading →

Seeing my inaugural lecture online: Monday 15 May at 6 pm UK time

After a number of requests, I’ve decided I’m going to try streaming my inaugural professorial lecture from my iPhone (!) using Facebook Live on Monday at 6 pm UK time. To connect, you’ll need to go to my Facebook page at that time, and the live stream should be running. You’ll only be able to see and hear me; I’m going to endeavour to make my slides available for download here before Monday, so please check the blog before you connect on Facebook Live.

My inaugural lecture: ‘Doing theology Lukewise: Luke as theologian and storyteller’

I’m preparing for my inaugural professorial lecture (something UK academics do when appointed professor), and am planning to speak about how Luke ‘does theology’—in order words, how he uses narrative to reflect on and speak about God and God’s ways. The lecture will look at key features of how Luke uses narrative to ‘do theology’, both drawing out principles of Luke’s approach, and looking at how particular parts of his Gospel and Acts communicate about God and God’s ways. This study will, I’m aiming, illuminate ways in Continue reading →