Tag Archive: gospels

God’s Tattoo (Isaiah 49)

If God had a tattoo, what would it be? This talk, from our Baby Dedication Service, reflects on Isaiah 49 (mp3)

Thy Kingdom Come (Matthew 11:1-6)

What would it look like for God to answer the prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’? A talk on signs of the Kingdom from Matthew 11. (mp3)

The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)

A talk on John 8, shame, bad religion and the power of encountering Jesus (mp3).

The Pursuing God (Luke 15:1-7)

How can we know what God is really like? A talk from our Baby Dedication service on Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep. (mp3)

Holy Week Reflections

I haven’t been entirely idle… here’s some info about a few bits I’ve been writing, including a series of reflections for Holy Week.

“It is finished…”

Over the course of this year I have taught a series of seminars on the gospels. And here they all are, in case you fancy wading through 15+ hours worth of mp3s!

Theology Matters: 12 – Why Did Jesus Rise?

In the final session of Theology Matters: The Gospels, Andy Tuck considers what the gospel-writers made of the events of Easter Sunday (mp3)

Theology Matters: 11 – Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die? What were the Roman and Jewish charges against him? And what was his own intention? (mp3)

Theology Matters: 10 – The Coming of the Son of Man

What is the ‘coming of the Son of Man’? When and how will it happen? And what should we make of Jesus’ end-of-the-world language in Mark 13? (mp3)

Theology Matters: 9 – Signs

Why did Jesus do so many miracles, and what can they teach us about his self-understanding and his ministry? (mp3)

Theology Matters: 8 – Symbols: Temple and Torah

Liam Thatcher and Chris Oldfield look at what Jesus had to say about the Temple and the Law. (mp3)

Theology Matters: 6 – The Little Stories

Why did Jesus speak in confusing little stories? And how can we interpret and apply the parables today? (mp3)

Theology Matters: 4 – Purpose: Luke and John

Each of the gospels tells the story of Jesus in a particular way, for a particular purpose. In this session, we look at Luke and John and try to work out why they emphasise certain themes and what particular points they are trying to make about who Jesus is and what he has come to do. (mp3)

Theology Matters: 3 – Purpose: Matthew and Mark

Each of the gospels tells the story of Jesus in a particular way, for a particular purpose. In this session, we look at Matthew and Mark and try to work out why they emphasise certain themes and what particular points they are trying to make about who Jesus is and what he has come to do. (mp3)

Theology Matters: 2 – Genre

What are gospels anyway?! Why do we have four of them? And why are there differences between the accounts? This is the second in a series of seminars on the gospels. (mp3)

Theology Matters: 1 – Context

The first in a series of seminars on the gospels, beginning with a look at the historical context (mp3)

The Resurrection: Four Voices, One Story

An objection that is regularly raised regarding the resurrection of Jesus, is that the four gospel accounts simply don’t match up…

The Final Days of Jesus

Recommended reading in the run up to Easter.

Jesus: In Summary

Tom Wright finds many modern summaries of Jesus' life somewhat defective, but how do they compare to the summaries given by the NT authors?

Luke 7:18-28

How do we handle disappointment when the Christian life doesn’t quite match up to expectations? (mp3)

Theology Matters: Resurrection in the Gospels and Acts

In the second of three talks, we look at the theme of the resurrection in the Gospels and Acts (mp3)

Gathercole on Mrs Jesus

A helpful article from Simon Gathercole on the so called ‘Jesus’ Wife’ papyrus.

Wicked Man, Willing God (Luke 18:1-8)

Did Jesus really say that God is a wicked judge who we need to nag in prayer?! (mp3)