The Rest of the Story: How the Book of Acts Continues the Gospel of LukeNovember 4, 2009
The Fourth Fred B. Craddock Seminar on the Gospels
Saturday, November 14, 2009 (8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.)
Ronald Allen, Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Christian Theological Seminary Presented by: Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity, Brite Divinity School Northway Christian Church, 7202 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
Christians sometimes mistakenly think that the resurrection of Jesus is the end of the Gospel Story. But for the Gospel Luke, the resurrection is only the opening chapter. The next chapters are told in the Book of Acts, and the church after Acts (including the church in our day) continues to enact the rest of the story. This seminar will explore how the Gospel of Luke introduces Jesus as God’s agent of coming and present Realm of God, and of how the Book of Acts continues that story by showing how the Holy Spirit empowers the church to continue that ministry. These books can help us write our contributions into that ongoing story.
Ron Allen teaches preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary where he has been since 1982. He has published 35 books most recently Preaching and the Other (Chalice Press), Thinking Theologically: The Preacher as Theologian (Fortress Press) and The Life of Jesus for Today (Westminster John Knox Press). A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe (Westminster John Knox Press) will be published early in 2010.
Registration is $35 and includes a light lunch. (Brite students – $10) To register see Sandy Brandon Room 208 or call 817.257.7580