Darrell Bock is one of more than a dozen lecturers presenting Ridley Online. You can hear Darrell’s story by watching the interview below, or check out Ridley Online where you can enrol in his subject The Early New Testament Church.
Darrell is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Darrell has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany) for his work in Luke–Acts, historical Jesus study and biblical theology. More recently he has begun to focus on apologetics, and in particular engaging the New Atheism, and is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at Dallas Seminary.
He is a well-known author of over thirty books on biblical topics. Some of his articles have appeared in leading journals and periodicals, including many secular publications.
Darrell’s insightful commentary and deep scholarship will help you understand the meaning and theology of the Book of Acts. Study includes individual and interactive online learning activities to reflect on the life and growth of the early church and how it might speak into your own life and ministry.
Subject: The Early New Testament Church
Jesus had died and been raised to life, appeared to the disciples, and finally ascended to the right hand of the Father. Before he left, Jesus gave his followers the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower them for the work of telling the gospel. The church was born—but not abandoned. The early decades of Christianity were a time of intense activity as the church grew. Fearless proclamation of the gospel brought opposition, internal conflict and new questions about what it meant to follow Israel’s God. This foundational unit takes you through these formative years of the church through the books that record this exciting time. It will equip you with invaluable skills for ministry and personal Bible knowledge, as you learn to interpret and apply the book of Acts and New Testament letters.