This is a short video I did (complete with lockdown beard) for an online Irish Bible Institute course on the book of Ephesians. We offered it free during the Covid-19 crisis and had nearly 500 people signed up.
Its focus is the link between love (agapē) and walking (peripateō) in Ephesians. What it means to be a Christian (follower of Christ, united to him in faith through the Spirit) is to walk in love. We may say that the whole purpose and goal of the Christian faith is summed up in that phrase.
Other video contributions from IBI teaching staff included: Grace Campbell (who runs our online courses and wrote and designed this outstanding module); Dr Steven Singleton (our Principal); Paul Perry (lecturer); Joan Singleton (lecturer). Thanks too to a whole bunch of volunteer moderators who helped facilitate discussion in over 20 groups of online learners.
Prof Craig Blomberg, Distingushed Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, who teaches on our MA Programme, contributed a video and asked a bunch of other NT scholars who have published on Ephesians to join and they did.
So we have had excellent teaching from a range of other world-class scholars – thanks all for your time and expertise so generously given:
Dr Lynn Cohick, provost at Denver Seminary and professor of New Testament. Author of Ephesians, New Covenant Commentary. Eugene, Cascade Books, 2010
Dr Darrell Bock – Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and author of Ephesians (2019) Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, IVP Academic.
Dr Frank Thielman, Presbyterian Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University and author of Ephesians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.
Dr William Klein – Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and author of “Ephesians” in the revised edition of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary
Dr Ben Witherington, Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and author of The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. Eerdmans, 2007.