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.
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!
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 →
I was given the privilege of opening up this key passage in Romans for All Saints, Ealing this Sunday. This is the online version of the sermon—I actually delivered a shorter version in person for the first time in about nine months, which was quite exciting! The first part is slightly over 10 minutes, and focuses on 1:18–27, and the second part is a little over 14 minutes, and focuses on 1:28–2:29.
We’re starting a sermon series on Romans at All Saints, Ealing, and I’ve done the introduction for our online service today. Here are the two videos (each a little over 13 minutes). The first gives an overview of why Paul is writing, drawing particularly on 1:8-15 and 15:14-29. The second looks at the shape of the whole letter, and then focuses on 1:1-15 (which I take as a ‘theme text’ for the letter) and 1:16-17 (which spells out key implications of the gospel message introduced Continue reading →