03 September 2015


The Acts of the Apostles as the Mission of God

Recently, the College was privileged to welcome to our midst Dr Steve Walton, a Professorial Research Fellow in New Testament at St Mary’s University in London. Steve gave a challenging and thoughtful presentation to pastors, mission leaders, Laidlaw staff and students on the contemporary notion of the Missio Dei (Mission of God) and the picture of mission painted in Acts. The thrust of his presentation was that it is God who drives the story of Acts forward, not the believing community. He challenged our thinking about the role of the church in God’s mission.

Steve heads back to the UK to continue working on his current major research project – writing the Word Biblical Commentary on Acts.

The presentation was filmed, and you can view it below.