In this conversation, Michael and Dr. Bock discuss:
- The purpose of Luke
- The “Lost” parables
- The Good Samaritan
- Luke’s clear concern for the life of believers
“The core theme of Luke-Acts is to say that God’s plan to bring all the nations into a restored relationship with God was part of His program when He called out Abraham in Genesis, and we’re seeing the working out of that still today.”
About Dr. Bock
Dr. Darell Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), as a New York Times best-selling author of over 30 books, including well regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts, studies of the historical Jesus, How Would Jesus Vote, and work in cultural engagement as host of the Seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications, and he often is an expert for the media on NT issues.
Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. He is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.