Steve Walton

Contact Details

Email: steve.walton@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4000 (1028)

Steve Walton (PhD, University of Sheffield) is Professor in New Testament at St Mary's. His passion is to help others engage with the NT for themselves, and he is therefore an enthusiastic teacher of Greek.

He has published a scholarly study of Acts and 1 Thessalonians, Leadership and Lifestyle (SNTS monograph series 108; Cambridge University Press, 2000), and a book on vocation for all Christians, A Call to Live (Triangle, 1994), as well as co-authoring a Gospels and Acts textbook, Exploring the New Testament, Vol.1 (SPCK, 2001—now in a second [revised] edition, 2011). The textbook has also been translated into Korean.

He is co-editor of Reading Acts in the Discourses of Masculinity and Politics (Library of NT Studies; Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017), and Reading Acts Today (Library of NT Studies 427; Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2011), and has contributed numerous articles to edited books and journals, including the second edition of Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (IVP, 2013) and the Encyclopedia of Christian Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

He is Secretary-designate of the British New Testament Society (to become Secretary in 2017). He co-chairs the SBL Book of Acts section, and for many years co-chaired the Book of Acts seminar of the British New Testament Society. He also serves on the steering committee of the SBL Biblical Lexicography section, and the Editorial Board of the Library of New Testament Studies monograph series (Bloomsbury T & T Clark). He is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton, NJ), the Society of Biblical Literature, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, and the Institute for Biblical Research.

His major current research project is writing the Word Biblical Commentary on Acts, and as a result he finds himself involved in numerous projects related to the Book of Acts. He has wide interests outside Acts, including the synoptic Gospels (especially Mark and Luke), New Testament theology, narrative approaches to the New Testament, the appropriation of the Old Testament in the New Testament, Greek language and linguistics, New Testament textual criticism, and Paul (especially, but not exclusively, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Philippians, and Galatians). He blogs about New Testament Studies at Acts and More.

Prof Walton has supervised twelve PhD students to successful completion, covering a wide range of areas in New Testament and at the interface of New Testament and theology, practical theology, and Islamics. He has examined over 30 doctoral theses, covering a wide range of areas, including: Luke and Acts, the Gospels, Paul, Hebrews, the role of Bishops in the UK House of Lords, church growth, the interface of Islamics and New Testament studies, and hermeneutics. He welcomes enquiries from potential research students by email.

Prior to joining St Mary's, Prof Walton served on a church staff, in student ministry, advised people on God's call with the Church Pastoral Aid Society, was a househusband, a bishop's chaplain, and has lectured at Bedford College, St John's College, Nottingham, and London School of Theology. He is married to Ali, who is vicar of All Saints, Isleworth in west London, and they live with their Border Terrier, Flora. Steve is a retired international volleyball referee and trainer of other referees.

 

 

 

Research

Steve Walton's CV (PDF)

  • Institute for Biblical Research (since 2000).
  • Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research (since 1988).
  • Society of Biblical Literature (since 1996).
  • Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA (since 2005).
  • Secretary-designate, British New Testament Society.
  • Editorial Board, Library of New Testament Studies (Bloomsbury T & Clark).
  • Editorial Board, Bulletin for Biblical Research.
  • Co-chair, The Book of Acts Section, Society of Biblical Literature (2011–present; steering committee member, 2005–present).
  • Steering committee member, Biblical Lexicography Section, Society of Biblical Literature (2012–present).
  • Co-chair, The Book of Acts seminar, British New Testament Society (1998–2015); Steve took the initiative to set up this seminar group within the British New Testament Society.
  • Invited member of international consultation and working group, British Library, for the international project to digitise Codex Sinaiticus (2002–03).
  • External examiner for Moorlands College BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (validated by University of Gloucestershire), 2013–17.
  • External examiner for Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership BA (Hons) and MA in Applied Theology (validated by University of Cumbria), 2013–17.
  • External assessor for York St John University’s validation of BA and MA programmes in Applied Theology at the Irish Bible Institute, Dublin, April 2014.
  • External examiner for King’s College London MA in Theology and Ministry, 2008–12.
  • External assessor for Middlesex University’s validation of MTh and MA/Postgraduate Diploma programmes at Oak Hill College, London, December 2002.
  • Principal’s Visiting Scholar, University of Aberdeen, invited and funded by the University to act as ‘consultant’ to newer teaching staff in New Testament for one week, April 2001.
  • Co-organiser, 2015 international ‘Cities of God?’ conference, St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
  • Co-organiser, 2015 international conference ‘Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today’, St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
  • Church of England Advisory Board of Ministry Vocational Forum (1991–92); Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry Vocations Committee (1986–90).
  • Trustee, Simeon’s Trustees and Miss Hyndman’s Bounty Trust (1992–95).
  • Advisory Board of Ministry (Church of England) Vocational Forum (1991–92).
  • Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry (Church of England) Vocations Committee (1986–90).
  • Careforce Management Committee (1986–92).
  • Latimer House Council (1986–92).
  • Church of England Evangelical Council (1984–89); Secretary, CEEC Theology Group (1984–88).
  • Deanery Youth Chaplain, Wirral North Deanery, Diocese of Chester (1985–86).
  • Priest/presbyter, Church of England (made deacon Sep 1983; ordained priest/presbyter Sep 1984); Steve presently holds a licence under seal in the Diocese of London.
  • Grants totalling £10,000 from the Bible Society and Caritas (Diocese of Westminster) in support of the conference ‘Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today’ at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Dec 2015.
  • Funded Member-in-Residence, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA, working on my commentary on Acts, Sep 2005–Mar 2006.
  • Grant of £2400 from Classics subject centre of the Learning and Teaching Support Network for 18-month project on helping beginning Greek students to read John’s Gospel (jointly with colleagues from four other colleges/universities), Mar 2003.
  • Grant of at least £500 each year to support day conferences for teachers of Greek in university Theology departments and theological college, from the Classics subject centre of the Learning and Teaching Support Network or (2005 onwards) the Philosophy and Religious Studies subject centre of the Higher Education Academy, 2001-08.

Publications

  • Exploring the New Testament, vol. 1: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts (London: SPCK/Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2001; second revised and updated edition, 2011) [with David Wenham].
  • Korean translation of Exploring the New Testament, vol. 1 (Seoul, Korea: Scripture Union, 2007).
  • Leadership and Lifestyle: The Portrait of Paul in the Miletus Speech and 1 Thessalonians (SNTS Monograph Series 108; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • A Call to Live: Vocation for Everyone (London: Triangle, 1994).
  • Cities of God? Early Christian Engagement with Urban Environments, ed. Steve Walton, Paul R. Trebilco and David W. J. Gill (Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2017).
  • Reading Acts in the Discourses of Masculinity and Politics, ed. Eric D Barreto, Matthew L. Skinner and Steve Walton (Library of NT Studies; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, forthcoming 2016).
  • Reading Acts Today, ed. Steve Walton, Thomas E. Phillips, Lloyd K. Pietersen and F. Scott Spencer (Library of NT Studies 427; London: T & T Clark, 2011).
  • ‘Thinking it Through: Researching and Writing a Conference Paper’ in ReflectED: St Mary’s Journal of Education 7 (2016) 3–5.
  • ‘What are the Gospels? Richard Burridge’s Impact on Scholarly Understanding of the Genre of the Gospels’ in Currents in Biblical Research 14 (2015) 81–93.
  • ‘Calling the Church Names: Learning about Christian Identity from Acts’ in Perspectives in Religious Studies 41.3 (Fall 2014) 223–41.
  • ‘What is Progress in New Testament Studies?’ in Expository Times 124.5 (Feb 2013) 209–26 [French translation: ‘Qu’entend-on par progrès dans l’étude due Nouveau Testament?’ in Hokhma 108 (2015) 3–31].
  • ‘What Does “Mission” in Acts in Mean in Relation to the “Powers That Be”?’ in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55/3 (Oct 2012) 537–56.
  • ‘World Upside Down? A Conversation with C. Kavin Rowe’ in Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33.3 (2011) 317–19, as part of a series of four articles which I edited in that issue of JSNT, including articles by John Barclay, Matthew Sleeman and C. Kavin Rowe.
  • ‘The Acts—of God? What is the Acts of the Apostles All About?’ in Evangelical Quarterly 80.4 (Oct 2008) 291–306.
  • ‘Primitive Communism in Acts? Does Acts Present the Community of Goods (2:44–45; 4:32–35) as Mistaken?’ in Evangelical Quarterly 80.2 (Apr 2008) 99–111 [with response by Brian J. Capper, 113–27].
  • Easter in Durham? N. T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God’ in Anvil 21.4 (Nov 2004) 285–97.
  • ‘Exit the Second Coming? N. T. Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of God’ in Anvil 16.4 (Nov 1999) 281–91.
  • ‘Did Paul Invent Christianity at the Expense of Jesus?’ (in two parts) in Pardes: The Journal of the Centre for Biblical and Hebraic Studies 3.2 (Jun 1999) 5–9 and 3.3 (Dec 1999) 29–33.
  • ‘Leadership and Lifestyle: Luke’s Paul, Luke’s Jesus and the Paul of 1 Thessalonians’ in Tyndale Bulletin 48.2 (Nov 1997) 377–80.
  • ‘Rhetorical Criticism: An Introduction’ in Themelios 21.2 (Jan 1996) 4–9.
  • ‘What Has Aristotle to Do with Paul? Rhetorical Criticism and 1 Thessalonians’ in Tyndale Bulletin 46.2 (Nov 1995) 229–50.
  • ‘Heavenly Citizenship and Earthly Authorities: Philippians 1:27; 3:20 in Dialogue with Acts 16:11-40’ in Cities of God? Early Christian Engagement with Urban Environments, ed. Steve Walton, Paul R. Trebilco and David W. J. Gill (Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2017).
  • ‘Turning Anthropology Right Side Up: Seeing Human Life and Existence Lukewise’ in Anthropology and New Testament Theology, ed. Jason S. Maston and Benjamin E. Reynolds (Library of NT Studies; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, forthcoming 2017).
  • ‘Jesus’s Ascension through Old Testament Narrative Traditions’ in Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke’s Narrative Hinge, ed. David Pao and David Bryan (Minneapolis: Fortress, forthcoming 2016).
  • ‘Jesus, Present and/or Absent? The Presence and Presentation of Jesus as a Character in the Book of Acts’ in Characters and Characterization in Luke-Acts, ed. Frank E. Dicken and Julia A. Snyder (Library of NT Studies 548; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016) 123–40.
  • ‘Evil in Ephesus: Acts 19:8–40’ in Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Chris Keith and Loren Stuckenbruck (WUNT II/417; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016) 224–34.
  • ‘Codex Sinaiticus and its Importance for Contemporary Christianity’ in Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript, ed. Scot McKendrick, David Parker, Amy Myrshall and Cillian O’Hogan (London: British Library, 2015) 293–302.
  • ‘Whose Spirit? The Promise and the Promiser in Luke 12:12’ and ‘Max Turner’ in The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology: Essays in Honour of Max Turner, ed. I. Howard Marshall, Cornelis Bennema and Volker Rabens (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012) 35–51, xvi–xx.
  • ‘How Mighty a Minority Were the Hellenists?’ in Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honour of Martin Hengel, ed. Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston (WUNT II/320; Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2012) 197–217.
  • ‘A Spirituality of Acts?’ in Reading Acts Today, ed. Steve Walton, Thomas E. Phillips, Lloyd K. Pietersen and F. Scott Spencer (Library of NT Studies 427; London; T & T Clark, 2011) 186–201.
  • ‘Paul, Patronage and Pay: What do we Know about the Apostle’s Financial Support?’ in Paul as Missionary : Identity, Activity, Theology and Practice, ed. Trevor J. Burke and Brian S. Rosner (Library of NT Studies 420; London: T & T Clark, 2011) 220–33.
  • ‘Trying Paul or Trying Rome? Judges and Accused in the Roman Trials of Paul in Acts’ in Luke-Acts and Empire: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Brawley, ed. David Esterline, David Rhoads and Jae Won Lee (Pickwick Theological Monograph Series; Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010) 122–41.
  • ‘“The Heavens Opened”: Cosmological and Theological Transformation in Luke and Acts’ in Cosmology and New Testament Theology, ed. Jonathan T. Pennington and Sean M. McDonough (Library of NT Studies 355; London: T & T Clark International, 2008) 60–73.
  • ‘A Tale of Two Perspectives? The Temple in Acts’ in Heaven on Earth: The Temple in Biblical Theology, ed. T. Desmond Alexander and Simon Gathercole (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004) 135–49.
  • Homothumadon in Acts: Co-location, Common Action or “Of One Heart and Mind”?’ in The New Testament in its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B. W. Winter on His 65th Birthday, ed. P. J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head and David Instone-Brewer (Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004) 89–105.
  • ‘Acts: Many Questions, Many Answers’ in The Face of New Testament Studies, ed. Scot McKnight and Grant Osborne (Grand Rapids: Baker/Leicester: Apollos, 2004) 229–50.
  • ‘The State They Were In: Luke’s View of the Roman Empire’ in Rome in the Bible and the Early Church, ed. Peter Oakes (Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002) 1–41 [reprinted in Reading Acts in the Discourses of Masculinity and Politics, ed. Eric D Barreto, Matthew L. Skinner and Steve Walton (Library of NT Studies; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, forthcoming 2017)].
  • ‘Where Does the Beginning of Acts End?’ in The Unity of Luke-Acts, ed. Jos Verheyden (BETL 142; Louvain: Peeters, 1999) 447–67.
  • ‘Sacrifice and Priesthood in Relation to the Christian Life and Church in the New Testament’ in Sacrifice in the Bible, ed. Roger T. Beckwith and Martin J. Selman (Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995) 136–56.
  • ‘Bible Translation’ and ‘Learning Biblical Languages’ in Encyclopaedia of Christian Education, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark. A Lamport (3 vols; Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) 1:139–40; 2:719–21.
  • ‘Ascension of Jesus’, ‘Jerusalem’ in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed. Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown and Nicholas Perrin (2nd ed.; Downers Grove, IL/Nottingham: IVP, 2013) 59–61, 408–14.
  • ‘Derbe’, ‘Jerusalem, Council of’, ‘Lycaonia’, ‘Magistrate’, ‘Titus’ in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, ed. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld (4 vols; Nashville: Abingdon, 2006–09) 2:101; 3:259, 743–45, 769–70; 5:609.
  • ‘Acts’ in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer (London: SPCK/Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005) 27–31 [reprinted in Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer (London: SPCK/Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008) 74–83].
  • God and the World, 3rd ed. (Nottingham: St John’s Extension Studies, 1995) [revision of previous version written by John Goldingay and Graham Dow; Steve both revised their material very substantially and wrote much new material].
  • Consulting Editor (Theology), trek (Warwick: CPAS, 1989–93), a 32-volume Christian teaching course for 3–10 year olds.
  • I have published over 60 reviews in a wide range of journals, including Expository Times, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Scottish Journal of Theology, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Review of Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Evangelical Quarterly, Theology, Anvil, and Themelios, as well as on my blog Acts and More
  • Bible reading notes on Acts in Guidelines (Bible Reading Fellowship), Jan–Apr, May–Aug, and Sep–Dec 2015.
  • ‘A Spirituality of Acts’ in Christian Reflection (Baylor University), Spring 2015, 11–18.
  • ‘Encountering the Risen Jesus: John 20:19–29’ in Magnet March 2014.
  • ‘What is the Bible?’, ‘Spreading the Word: The Task of Translation’ in The New Lion Handbook of the Bible, ed. Pat Alexander (3rd ed.; Oxford: Lion, 1999) 18–21, 74–77 [revised versions in 4th ed.; Oxford, Lion, 2009, 18–21, 74–77].
  • ‘Comments on Commentaries: The Gospel of Luke’ in Biblical Studies Bulletin 6 (Dec 1997) 4–5.
  • ‘Prophet and Loss (Mark 6:17–29)’ in Third Way Jul/Aug 1992, 25.
  • ‘Exposition: Acts 13:1–3’ in On Call 97 (May 1991) 2–4.
  • ‘Who Cares about Ordination?’ (Editorial) in Anvil 7.3 (Nov 1990) 193–95.
  • ‘Order! Order!’ in On Call 93 (Feb 1990) 9–11.
  • ‘Who Makes Churches Grow? (1 Cor. 3:1–17)’ in Third Way 11.7 (Jul 1988) 7.
  • Growing with God (Leicester: IVP, 1988), ed. Ro Willoughby, included three ‘weeks’ of Bible study material that I wrote on Lamentations, Travels with Paul and the Sacraments, 49–51, 95–8, 107–12 [republished in Adventure with God, ed. Ro Willoughby (Leicester: IVP, 1990) and This Day with God, ed. Ro Willoughby (Leicester: IVP, 1999)].
  • Nov 2016: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA, Book of Acts/Theological Interpretation of Scripture Sections, invited paper, ‘Identity and Christology: The Ascended Jesus in the Book of Acts’, and Biblical Lexicography Section, invited paper reviewing the Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek, ed. Franco Montanari and Madeleine Goh.
  • Oct 2016: Two day conferences for (Anglican) clergy and lay ministers on John’s Gospel, Diocese of Exeter.
  • Dec 2015: Centre for Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, St Mary’s University, Twickenham conference ‘Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today’, invited paper, ‘Patronage and People: Paul’s Perspective in Philippians’ (forthcoming in an edited book of the conference papers).
  • Dec 2015: Kings College London Biblical Studies research seminar, invited paper ‘Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts’.
  • Oct 2015: Four day conferences for (Anglican) clergy and lay ministers on Luke’s Gospel, Diocese of Exeter.
  • Aug 2015: Flinders University, Adelaide/Adelaide College of Divinity, Australia: annual public lecture, ‘Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts’.
  • Aug 2015: Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand: invited lecture, ‘The Acts of the Apostles as the Mission of God’; online video.
  • Aug 2015: Two-week intensive MA module on Acts at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Aug 2015: University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand): public lecture, ‘Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts’, and research seminar, ‘Luke as Theologian: Luke as Storyteller: How Luke “Does Theology”’.
  • May 2015: Centre for Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, St Mary’s University, Twickenham conference ‘Cities of God?’, invited paper, ‘Heavenly Citizenship and Earthly Authorities: Philippians 1:27; 3:20 in Dialogue with Acts 16:11–40’ (see publications).
  • Jan 2015: Divinity Faculty, Cambridge, Senior New Testament seminar, invited paper, ‘Reading J. B. Lightfoot Reading Acts’.
  • Nov 2014: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, Book of Acts Section, ‘Reading J. B. Lightfoot Reading Acts’.
  • Nov 2014: Two day conferences for (Anglican) clergy and lay ministers on Mark’s Gospel, Diocese of Exeter.
  • May 2014: Centre for Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, St Mary’s University, Twickenham conference ‘Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity’, invited paper, ‘Evil in Ephesus (Acts 19)’ (see publications).
  • Feb 2014: Divinity Faculty, Cambridge, Senior New Testament seminar, invited paper, ‘Calling the Church Names’ (see publications).
  • Feb 2014: Trinity College, Bristol research seminar, invited paper, ‘Calling the Church Names’.
  • Jan 2014: London Institute for Contemporary Christianity study day on Acts, ‘To the End of the Earth’; online video and handouts.
  • Jan 2014: Wales Evangelical School of Theology research conference, invited papers, ‘Luke as Theologian: Luke as Storyteller’, and ‘Calling the Church Names’.
  • Dec 2013: King’s College London conference ‘The Gospels’ Connection to Jesus of Nazareth’, invited paper ‘The Gospels and the Biography of Jesus’ (see publications).
  • Oct 2013: Day conferences for (Anglican) clergy and lay ministers on Luke’s Gospel, Diocese of Exeter.
  • Oct 2013: University of Exeter Centre for Biblical Studies research seminar, paper, ‘An Ecclesiology of Acts?’
  • Sep 2012: British NT Conference, King’s College London, invited member of plenary panel discussing ‘The Future of New Testament Studies’.
  • May 2012: The 2012 Radcliffe College Bible and Mission Lecture, ‘The Book of Acts as the Mission of God’, Redcliffe College, Gloucester.
  • Mar 2012: Inaugural professorial lecture, ‘What is Progress in New Testament Studies?’, London School of Theology (see publications).
  • Nov 2011: Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Luke-Acts section, invited paper ‘What Does “Mission” in Acts Mean in Relation to the “Powers That Be”?’ (see publications).
  • Jan 2011: Lukasdagar conference hosted by Örebro Teologiska Högskola, Örebro, Sweden, invited keynote papers, ‘Luke in Modern Research’ and ‘Luke the Theologian’.
  • Jan 2011: Johannelunds Teologiska Högskola, Uppsala, Sweden, invited paper, ‘“The Heavens Opened’: Cosmological and Theological Transformation in Luke and Acts’ (see publications).
  • Nov 2010: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, Biblical Lexicography section, invited paper reviewing Takamitsu Muraoka’s A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint.
  • Nov 2010: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, Book of Acts section, invited response to C. Kavin Rowe, ‘The Return of Allegory: Scholarly Exegesis and the Literal Sense of Luke-Acts’.
  • Apr 2010: King’s College, London Biblical Studies research seminar, invited paper ‘Paul, Patronage and Pay: What Do We Know about the Apostle’s Financial Support?’ (see publications).
  • Nov 2009: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, New Orleans, USA, Biblical Lexicography section, invited paper reviewing Frederick Danker’s Concise Greek Lexicon.
  • July 2009: Codex Sinaiticus: Text, Bible, Book, hosted by British Library, invited paper: ‘Codex Sinaiticus and its Importance for Contemporary Christianity’ (see publications).
  • May 2009: Divinity Faculty, Cambridge Senior New Testament seminar, invited paper: ‘Trying Paul or Trying Rome? Judges and Accused in the Roman Trials of Paul in Acts’ (see publications).
  • Aug 2008: Two-week intensive MTh module on Acts at Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • May 2008: Conference in honour of Prof. Robert L. Brawley at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, invited paper: ‘Trying Paul or Trying Rome? Judges and Accused in the Roman Trials of Paul in Acts’ (see publications).
  • Apr 2007: NT/Koiné Greek Group of the Higher Education Academy Philosophy and Religious Studies subject centre, invited paper: ‘Enabling Second-Year Students to Develop Their Understanding of Grammar.’
  • July 2006: Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Group, invited paper: ‘Primitive Communism in Acts? Does Acts Present the Community of Goods (2:44–45; 4:32–35) as Mistaken?’ (see publications)
  • Feb 2006: Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, USA, ‘Critical Issues in Luke-Acts’ seminar, invited presentation: ‘The Themes of Acts 1–2 in Relation to Luke-Acts.’
  • Nov 2005: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA: Moderator, Book of Acts Consultation seminar session on commentary-writing on Acts.
  • Sep 2005–Mar 2006: Member-in-Residence, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA, funded by the Center, working on commentary on Acts.
  • May 2005: King’s College, London New Testament research seminar, invited paper: ‘A Spirituality of Acts? A Survey and a Case Study of Paul’s Guidance’ (see publications).
  • Dec 2004: University of Aberdeen New Testament research seminar, invited paper: ‘The Acts—of God? What is the Acts of the Apostles All About?’ (see publications)
  • Nov 2004: Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA: ‘Best Practices in Teaching’ seminar: ‘John for Beginners: Helping Greek Learners Read the New Testament for the First Time.’
  • Apr 2004: Classical Association, Leeds, invited paper (with Jane McLarty): ‘John for Beginners: Helping Greek Learners Read the New Testament for the First Time’.
  • Sep 2003: British NT Conference, Birmingham: short paper (with Jane McLarty): ‘John for Beginners: Helping Greek Learners Read the New Testament for the First Time’.
  • Sep 2003: British NT Conference, Birmingham: Acts seminar: ‘The Acts—of God? What is the Acts of the Apostles All About?’ (see publications)
  • Apr 2002: Koiné/NT Greek Special Interest Group of Classics Subject Centre of Learning and Teaching Support Network: ‘What are Our Aims in Teaching Intermediate Greek Students?’
  • Sep 2001: British NT Conference, Manchester mini-symposium on ‘Learning and Teaching Luke-Acts’: ‘Introducing Luke-Acts to Beginners in a Textbook’.
  • Jul 2001: Tyndale Fellowship Biblical Theology Group, invited paper: ‘A Tale of Two Perspectives? The Temple in Acts’ (see publications).
  • Apr 2001: Principal’s Visiting Scholar, University of Aberdeen, including lecturing on Acts and Mark and presenting a paper ‘The State They Were in: Luke’s View of the Roman Empire’ to the NT research seminar (see publications).
  • Sept 2000: British NT Conference Acts Seminar: ‘The State They Were in: Luke’s View of the Roman Empire’ (see publications).
  • Jul–Aug 1999: Visiting scholar, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, IL, USA, doing initial work on Acts for commentary, and researching Luke’s view of the Roman empire.
  • Jul 1998: Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense: ‘Where Does the Beginning of Acts End?’ (see publications).
  • Jul 1994: Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Study Group: ‘What Does Aristotle Have to Do with Paul? Rhetorical Criticism and 1 Thessalonians’ (published as two articles).
  • Jul 1987: Tyndale Fellowship Biblical Theology Study Group, invited paper: ‘Sacrifice and Priesthood in Relation to the Christian Life and Church in the New Testament’ (see publications).