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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. Continue reading →

John Nolland’s Festschrift—bravo and congratulations!

     Thanks to Aaron White, one of the editors, for this helpful summary and overview of the recent Festschrift for Professor John Nolland. I was delighted to contribute an essay to this on the ascension of Jesus. Aaron White, David Wenham and Craig A. Evans (eds), The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context: Essays in Honour of John Nolland, Library of New Testament Studies 566 (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018) These essays  have been written by a number of friends, colleagues and students, to mark Continue reading →

A podcast on the ascension book

David Bryan, one of the editors, has done a podcast on the book on the ascension of Jesus in Luke-Acts to which I contributed, Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts. He talks a good deal about the topic and the wider context of the book—and says some very helpful things about his own contribution to the book. Just over 44 minutes long. Worth a listen.

Some recent writing and publishing from me

                       I  had a quite spell away from on the blog in the Spring, partly because I’ve been writing and publishing quite a bit. Here’s a note of four that are out and available, and a couple of others that are forthcoming. More are in the pipeline, but I can’t tell you about those yet… Now available ‘Evil in Ephesus: Acts 19:8–40’ in Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Chris Keith and Loren Stuckenbruck, WUNT II/417 Continue reading →