This course is intended to deepen students' knowledge of Luke-Acts, to increase the effectiveness of the preaching of class members and to prepare them to teach others to preach faithfully and effectively from texts in Luke-Acts. The course will focus on learning and/or creating appropriate and broadly teachable methods of moving from text to sermon, as informed by materials in Luke-Acts The Gospel of Luke and its companion volume, the Acts of the Apostles constitute more than a quarter of the New Testament as a whole. These writings also have provided the source material for a proportion of the preaching of the Christian Church which cannot be accurately estimated but is certainly very large. Luke-Acts has also provided almost the entire framework from which the Church year was created. (The chief exception is Epiphany.) It therefore has a key role in the life of many Christian traditions. While it cannot be argued that the creation of the Church year was an aim of the author of Luke-Acts, consideration of the way Luke uses and arranges time may be one useful lens with which to examine this work and also to link to contemporary listeners to preaching, especially in traditions which follow the church year.
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