Dr Patrick Schreiner, Associate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, joins me for a discussion of the book of Acts and its interpretation. He is the author of the new Acts commentary in the Christian Standard Commentary series.
Theopolis Podcast: Paul Sails for Rome and is Shipwrecked—Acts 27 (The Book of Acts)
Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, James Bejon, and I continue our discussion of the book of Acts. We are joined by Trevor Laurence, of the Cateclesia Institute. This week, we discuss chapter 27, and Paul’s journey to Rome and shipwreck.
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December 5th: Psalm 89:1-18 and Acts 27
The Trials of Paul
I am wondering what you think about Luke’s purpose in dedicating so much of his writings at the back end of the book of Acts to the legal proceedings involving Paul. What is he wanting to highlight by giving essentially a quarter of the book (chapters 21-28) to the details around these matters, including a very detailed account of the shipwreck (cf. Acts 27). One thought could be that Luke wants us to see Paul in the strain of the OT prophets. Similar to Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. Luke shows Paul speaking truth to power, and repeats his calling moment (Damascus Rd experience) twice more in these final chapters. Is that it or is there more to it.
Within this episode, I discuss the connection between the stories of Jonah and Noah explored in this video by The Bible is Art. See also my ‘Boat Stories’ Theopolis article.