Tag Archives: New Testament Studies

Reading Acts Theologically—in paperback!

I’m delighted to say that my book Reading Acts Theologically, published in July 2022 by T. & T. Clark/Bloomsbury, will be available in paperback on 24 January 2024, which makes it much more affordable. The official price is £28.99, but you can pre-prder it from the Bloomsbury website here for £26.09. For more about the book, see my post about the hardback here. I warmly recommend the Library for New Testament Studies series, to which my book belongs, not least because of their policy of Continue reading →

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 →

Saul’s change of name to Paul

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.