Tag Archives: New Testament Studies

Giving sacrificially: Luke 20:45–21:4

I had the privilege of preaching at our church, Emmanuel, Loughborough, last Sunday morning (25 September) on ‘Giving sacrificially’, as part of a short series of three sermons on giving we’re presently having, and there are links below to the video and to the slides from my talk. Luke 20:45–21:4 was a fascinating passage to preach on, as it’s one of those places where the chapter division divides two sections which (IMHO) belong together. Comments most welcome! Here’s the link to the pdf file of Continue reading →

My commentary on Acts 2:42-47

As many of my readers will know, I’m working on the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) on Acts. My friend Andrew Roberts recently asked me to contribute to his Holy Habits blog on Acts 2:42-47, and I gave him the ‘Explanation’ section of my commentary on that passage—that’s the part of the WBC which focuses on pulling the threads of a passage together to give an overall interpretation of it. Here’s a link to that blog—you’ll find lots of other good stuff there too! Comments and Continue reading →

My new book: Reading Acts Theologically

I’m delighted to say that my new book is now available. It’s a ‘collected essays’ volume, bringing together thirteen essays about Acts that I’ve written over the last twenty years as I’ve worked on my Word Biblical Commentary on Acts. Most have been published elsewhere; two are published for the first time here. Alas, it’s not cheap in the hardback which now appears, but there will be a paperback in 18–24 months, so be patient—and please, in the meantime, ask your library to get the Continue reading →

My paper about the significance of the authorship of Acts

A little while ago I put up the slides from my talk at the excellent conference on the pastoral implications of pseudepigrapha and anonymity in the New Testament, sponsored by the International Reference Library for Biblical Research, and held at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas. The organisers have now kindly made the video of my talk available (and the other talks from the conference) on YouTube, and you can access it above. And here’s a link to the YouTube page where you can Continue reading →

My podcast interview with David Capes about the beginnings of Luke and Acts

While I was in Houston recently, Dr David Capes, Director of the (amazing) Lanier Theological Library, interviewed me for the Stone Chapel podcast about the prologues to Luke and Acts and the connections between the two books. Here’s a direct link to the podcast; it’s also available on Google, Apple, Spotify and other platforms—but do also look This was a fun 20-minute conversation—do listen in and let me know what you think in the comments below.