Kylie Crabbe joins the podcast to unpack the Acts passages this week and in the weeks ahead. We discuss the dating and authorship of Acts, the key themes, and genre. Resurrection is the key theme in the speeches of Acts, indicating how important resurrection theology was in the preaching ministry of early Christianity. In Acts 4:32-35 this theology transforms communities to be places where all needs are met.
We also discuss the resurrection appearance story in John 20:19-31 with its emphasis on peace, the giving of the Spirit as part of commissioning the (imperfect) disciples to continue Jesus’ ministry, the transformation of fear into joy, and the faith of Thomas who calls Jesus “my God”.