• “Dear Theophilus” – sermon notes
  • Abraham in Luke’s Gospel
  • Approaching the Gospels
  • Are the Gospels reliable?
  • Bart Ehrman’s ‘Top Ten’ spurious verses
  • Demons, ghosts, and Jesus
  • Did Jesus know Greek?
  • Did the Gospels become increasingly anti-Semitic?
  • Discussion starters, Jn 20:1-18
  • Does typology imply fiction?
  • Dying and rising gods
  • Four witnesses – sermon notes
  • How the resurrection accounts fit their 1st century setting
  • Imagining the Kingdom
  • Intentional ‘contradictions’ in John’s writings
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
  • Mark 6:45 – ‘To Bethsaida’
  • Mark’s apocalyptic moments
  • Mark’s Gospel and the ‘invention’ of the historical Jesus
  • Mary Magdalene – fact and fiction
  • Messianic secret
  • Midrash
  • Miracle and metaphor
  • One language, two religions
  • Oral tradition and the Gospels
  • Peter and Mark
  • Protective anonymity in the Gospels
  • Psalms of lament in the Gospels
  • Repentance and forgiveness, the Wright way
  • Seven Synoptic ‘Problems’
  • Tax collectors
  • The ‘high Christology’ of the Synoptics
  • The case of the rotting fisherman
  • The Gospel Miracles
  • The Gospels and eyewitness testimony – the use of names
  • The Gospels as eyewitness testimony
  • The historical reliability of the Gospels
  • The Kingdom of God in Matthew’s Gospel
  • The Myth of Christian Origins
  • The plural-to-singular narrative device in Mark’s Gospel
  • The psychology of eyewitness testimony
  • The reliability of recollective memory
  • The role of the apostles as authoritative eyewitnesses
  • The twelve disciples as ‘official’ eyewitnesses
  • What to look out for in Mark’s Gospel