The Gospel of Luke: An Introduction by Paula Gooder (St. John’s Nottingham)

Paula Gooder is a UK-based freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies.  Here’s a breakdown of the video:

  • 4:40 When was the Gospel of Luke written?  (60’s-90’s AD)
  • 7:47 Luke-Acts
  • 13:08 Imitating the Old Testament
  • 16:05 The mortar between the bricks (Luke sets up each story with what comes before)
  • 20:18 Luke is a master story teller (and he carefully crafted the order of his stories)

LUKE BY PAULA GOODER – YouTube (25:00).

The Importance of the Historical Adam – video of panel discussion

This panel discussion at Dallas Theological Seminary is comprised of the following speakers:

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Dr. Elliott Johnson, Dr. Nathan Holsteen, Dr. Bob Chisholm, and Dr. Darrell Bock, discuss the historical Adam.

via The Importance of the Historical Adam – Nathan D. Holsteen, Elliot E. Johnson, and Robert B. Chisholm, Jr..  (Video – 46:23)

Darrell Bock is the moderator.

A helpful “table of contents” is given, enabling you, among other things, to skip the first 6.5 minutes which are “announcements” of other events at the seminary.

Are the New Testament Documents Histories or Primary Sources?

Actually, the best way for the New Testament documents to be understood by, and useful to, citizens of the 21st Century is to recognize that these documents were not directed to us.  Nor were any of these documents written to convince skeptics even in that day.  They were all internal documents for a first-century Jewish sectarian movement that grew and ultimately came to be called Christianity.  The documents were written for various specific purposes from and to participants in that movement who had already come to a conviction by word of mouth about Jesus of Nazareth being the Messiah of Israel.  If it’s primary sources you want, recognize that’s exactly what you have.  Even what Luke, who was himself not an eyewitness to Jesus, wrote was merely to give more precision to what participants in this movement had already been taught orally (see Luke 1:1-4).

(This first appeared as a comment on Matthew Paul Turner’s blog.)

Claude Gives Us Paul’s Letter Outline

In this comment on James McGrath’s blog, Claude shares an outline for Paul’s particular style of letter writing.

Here’s the loutline:

I Salutation

A. (From) Paul (and his associates)

B. to (name of the recipients of the letter)

C. “Grace and peace”

II. Prayer for the recipients’ faithfulness (including a summary of the two basic themes in section III) [Thanksgiving Period]

III. (Theological) reflections on two basic themes: [Letter Body]

A. The situation of the recipients

B. Paul’s authority as an envoy to the nations [Apostolic Parousia]

C. Addendum: An update on Paul’s travel plans

IV. Ethical exhortations or advice [Paraenesis]

V. Closing

A. Greetings

B. Benediction

McGaughy, Lane; Schmidt, Daryl D.; Hoover, Roy W.; Dewey, Arthur J. (2011-06-01). The Authentic Letters of Paul (Kindle Locations 451-456). Polebridge Press. Kindle Edition.

Follow the link to Claude’s comment to see the context of this excerpt.