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Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs

I have read this fascinating biography with considerable interest. I’m a long time user of Apple products: after having a couple of Amstrad PCWs, our first ‘proper’ computer was a Classic II, and the first thing I did with it was to typeset my wife’s MPhil thesis on it—we found cables and software to transfer her material from NewWord (a WordStar clone) on the Amstrad to Word on the Mac. Through a modem (remember those?), I first connected to the internet with it and used Continue reading →

Slides on Luke’s Gospel (part 2)

Here is a link to the slides from my talk on Luke 23, looking at how Luke tells the story of the death of Jesus. This is the third session I did for clergy and lay ministers from the (Anglican) Diocese of Exeter this week. The slides from the first two talks are here. Comments most welcome!

Slides on Luke’s Gospel (part 1)

Here and here are links to download my slides from two talks about Luke’s Gospel which I’ve done for clergy and lay ministers from the diocese of Exeter, aiming to equip them to read and preach Luke over the coming year, when Luke is the ‘controlling’ Gospel in the lectionary used by Anglicans and others. I’ll add the third one tomorrow.

Jonah 3: a sermon in two parts

I’m preaching again this coming Sunday (7 November) for my church, All Saints, Ealing, and am speaking from the Old Testament reading, Jonah 3. I’ve focused my talk(s) around the way God is portrayed in the passage, seen through the eyes of Jonah and the people of Nineveh. Below are the two parts of the sermon, respectively 13 mins and 10 mins. Comments are most welcome!

Recent and forthcoming publications

It’s been a bit of a busy time for publications for me, small and larger, so here’s a little update. The BRF Book of 365 Bible Reflections (Abingdon: BRF, 2021)The Bible Reading Fellowship have just published a lovely book of 365 daily Bible readings with notes for their centenary, with lots of different people writing the notes, including many famous people. I had the fun of writing one of the notes, on Luke 18:10-14 on How (not) to pray (it’s on page 105 if you’re Continue reading →