We’re continuing to preach through Galatians at my church, All Saints, Ealing, and I have the privilege this week of preaching on 2:11-21, one of the ‘mountain top’ passages in the letter IMHO. Here are links to the two parts of my sermon from my YouTube channel. As always, feedback and comments are very welcome!
I’ve uploaded onto YouTube my two-part sermon for Trinity Sunday (7 June 2020) for my church, All Saints, Ealing (London), and provide links below. Each segment is just a little over 10 minutes. The first part focuses on Matthew 28:19 and looks at the Trinity in the start of the Christian life, in baptism; and the second on 2 Corinthians 13:13 and looks at the Trinity in the continuation of the Christian life. Here’s a link to the pdf of the (fairly full) notes from Continue reading →
After discussion among a few colleagues on Facebook, I’ve created an open Google document with links for NT Studies. Some publishers and resource providers are making articles and whole books freely available online during the coronavirus pandemic—and there are some others which are free, but not always well known. Here’s the link to the document—it’s editable, so please do add to the list. See the note at the top on what information I would like you to provide. Update on 26 March: thanks to a Continue reading →
Eric Clouston, How Ancient Narratives Persuade: Acts in its Literary ContextLanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Rowman & Littlefield, 2020ISBN 978 1 9787 0660 6 I am delighted to receive my copy of my student Dr Eric Clouston’s revised doctoral thesis, How Ancient Narratives Persuade: Acts in its Literary Context. Scholars have long studied the speeches in Acts as persuasive; Eric looks at how the whole book functions as persuasion, by comparing it with other first-century Jewish writers: Philo, Josephus, the author of Joseph and Aseneth, and the Continue reading →
I led a study day for preachers on Matthew in Nottingham recently—mainly Methodist lay preachers and ministers. I’m here sharing the slides from the three sessions where I gave input: one introducing Matthew and looking particularly at his use of the Old Testament; one introducing Tom Wright’s four ‘loudspeakers’ for listening to the Gospels in relation to Matthew; and one walking through Matthew 8–9. What resources have you found helpful for study Matthew, which will be the ‘controlling’ Gospel in the Revised Common Lectionary from Continue reading →