Category Archives: Luke

Video: Is The Widow With The Two Mites A Positive Example Of Sacrificial Giving?

Today’s question: “The story of the widow and her two mites (Luke 21:1-4) is often used to commend sacrificial giving. However, the immediate context contains Jesus condemning the Scribes for “devouring widows’ houses” and promising to destroy the temple. Is the … Continue reading

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Video: Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?

Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need … Continue reading

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Video: Why Does Figural Preaching Matter?

Today’s question: “I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the criticism of typological exegesis as a way seeking hidden … Continue reading

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Seeing the Transfigured Word

The following is the audio of a talk that I recently gave at the UK L’Abri, on the subject of the Transfiguration and how it can help us to think about Scripture. https://s123.podbean.com/pb/46d1578d39eaa2859de03c42dd3e617a/5b5dc03e/data1/fs104/1795681/uploads/Seeing_the_Transfigured_Word-Alastair_Roberts.mp3

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Video: Jesus as the Greater Ezekiel in Luke 3-4

I recorded a video earlier this evening, talking through the interpretation of Luke 3-4 against the background of Ezekiel. It is an experiment and clearly leaves much to be desired. However, if people like it, I might do this and … Continue reading

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Two Recent Talks

Video from two recent lectures of mine has just been posted on Facebook. From Gutenberg to YouVersion: The Word of God and the Technology of the Word Exodus as New Birth

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The Politics of the Shepherd’s Sign

Merry Christmas to you all! A reflection of mine on the Christmas story has just been published on Political Theology Today. Luke’s account of the shepherds is the story of a wondrous and remarkable sign, reminiscent of the sign of … Continue reading

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