God, Self & Other – Luke 03: In the Days When God Seemed Far, Far Away…

Luke opens on a darkened scene. Herod, a despotic ruler installed by Rome, sits on David’s throne in Jerusalem – a powerful symbol that Israel is far from where she expected to be. The first character we meet is Zechariah – an aged priest of a childless wife – coming to due his religious duty in the […]

God, Self & Other – Luke 02: Dear Theophilus…

The Apostle Luke is often regarded as an historian. His book, Acts (of the Apostles), is a highly detailed description of the events of the early church, and he describes his “gospel” as a carefully investigated “orderly account” of Jesus’s life. Both are the sort of literature we find in other ancient histories. But Luke’s […]

God, Self & Other – Luke 01: Love in the Beginning

Love is the name of the game. It is the purpose behind creation, the goal of life and the greatest of all commandments.  In this episode we begin an extensive look at love in practice – love of God, self and other (indeed even of enemy) as displayed in the life of Jesus. Our guide […]