I’m delighted to say that my book Reading Acts Theologically, published in July 2022 by T. & T. Clark/Bloomsbury, will be available in paperback on 24 January 2024, which makes it much more affordable. The official price is £28.99, but you can pre-prder it from the Bloomsbury website here for £26.09. For more about the book, see my post about the hardback here. I warmly recommend the Library for New Testament Studies series, to which my book belongs, not least because of their policy of Continue reading →
I’ve given a workshop on how to write your thesis so that you focus on your contribution to knowledge for our postgraduate research conference at Trinity College Bristol this week. Here are the slides from the workshop, which will give you a flavour of what I’ve talked about. One slide is a link to a Beatles’ song, so I’ve given you the link to the YouTube video for your delectation.
Crossing the Red Sea, Rothschild Haggadah, ca. 1450 We’re having a sermon series from the book of Exodus in evening services at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough, and I had the privilege of preaching on the crossing of the sea (Exodus 14:5-22) on Sunday 28 May. Here are my slides—alas, no video recording this time because of technical problems. Thoughts and comments welcome!
I had the delight of speaking about Jesus’s ascension at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough this morning, based on Acts 1:1-14. Here are my slides and the video of the sermon. Thoughts most welcome! In case it’s of interest, I was drawing on some articles which I’ve written on this area: Walton, Steve. “‘The Heavens Opened’: Cosmological and Theological Transformation in Luke and Acts.” Pages 60-73 in Cosmology and New Testament Theology. Edited by Jonathan T. Pennington and Sean M. McDonough. LNTS 355. London: T. & T. Continue reading →
On 16 June 1986 Frank Field, then MP for Birkenhead, kindly came and spoke to the youth group at St Andrew’s, Bebington after being interviewed about his faith and politics in our 6.30 pm evening service. I was the curate who invited him to come and gave you a lift home to Birkenhead afterwards. He spoke very well in the service about Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God and its implications for national and political life, and the youth group found him inspiring as a Continue reading →