Jesus’ Ascension: slides and a sermon

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. Clark, 2008.

Walton, Steve. “Jesus, Present and/or Absent? The Presence and Presentation of Jesus as a Character in the Book of Acts.” Pages 123-40 in Characters and Characterization in Luke-Acts. Edited by Frank Dicken and Julia A. Snyder. LNTS 548. London: Bloomsbury T. & T. Clark, 2016.

Walton, Steve. “Ascension of Jesus.” Pages 59-61 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Edited by Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown and Nicholas Perrin. 2nd ed. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2013.

Walton, Steve. “Jesus’s Ascension through Old Testament Narrative Traditions.” Pages 29-39 in Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke’s Narrative Hinge. Edited by David W. Pao and David Bryan. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016.