Acts 1:1-5. A lot of people think the Bible’s pretty confusing, and sometimes that’s fair, but every now and then there are these fantastically clear passages where a biblical author explains exactly what they’re going for and how they’re going about it. Acts 1:1-5 is like that. In this episode, we’ll look at what Luke has to say about the book he’s just finished writing and is now submitting to his intended audience. This passage lays the groundwork for everything else in Acts and helps modern readers know what to do with the thing.
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.