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 →
I had the privilege on Sunday morning of preaching on Acts 2:22-36 for Emmanuel Church, Loughborough. The video is above. Here are the slides in pdf format. Thoughts and comments welcome!
The lovely people at the Logos Academic blog kindly commissioned and published a piece from me on what Saul of Tarsus’ name changed to Paul. This is an issue I had to think about in the light of this shift in Acts, and the fact that he’s always ‘Paul’ in his letters. Enjoy! Comments are most welcome.
I greatly enjoyed being in Denver a couple of weeks ago for the annual SBL meeting. It was a lovely opportunity to reconnect with people, many of whom I’d not seen in person for three years because of covid—I cannot recall a day when I have hugged so many people as the Friday! In particular, it was great to see current and former doctoral students in person again. I went to a bunch of papers, although I found myself generally selecting individual papers in a Continue reading →
I enjoyed contributing to to a seminar on ‘Wealth and Poverty in Luke-Acts, Revisited’ at the SBL annual meeting in Denver recently. I spoke on ‘Wealth and possessions according to Acts 11–28’, a neglected part of Luke-Acts in this discussion. Here are my slides from the talk, and here is the handout I made available through the SBL/AAR app (I liked this addition to the app this year)—I’d welcome thoughts and comments. Oh, and the sign above? It amused me!