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What is Luke’s Gospel and how and why did he write it?

  • 17 March 2019

Introduction

Along with Matthew and Mark, Luke’s Gospel is one of the three synoptic gospels of the New Testament. The longest of the Gospels, it is the first of a 2-part volume, along with the Acts of the Apostles, which together account for over a quarter of the New Testament.

A simple and concise description of Luke’s Gospel is given by Luke himself in the opening verses of Acts which states:

“In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up…” (Acts 1:1-2a, ESV). 

What was the Reformation and what is its continuing significance for today?

  • 11 February 2019

Introduction

The question has been asked of Protestantism: “Where was your church before the Reformation?” One response wittily put forward asks “Where was your face before you washed it this morning?” The Reformation was a cleansing of an increasingly “dirty” church; a rediscovery of truths largely hidden or forgotten; a return “to more biblical foundations in relation to its belief system, morality and structures”. (Historical Theology, McGrath, p158)