Delving into Luke

The Lectionary Year of Luke is fast approaching.  Are you a minister looking to refresh your understanding and approach to this gospel? Pilgrim College and eLM are offering you an opportunity to enrol as an audit student (or for credit) in an intensive unit; to gather with colleagues as you delve deep into Luke – beginning with the infancy narratives in time for Advent, continuing in February in time for Lent and concluding in March. Parallel workshops will be offered for ministers keen to focus on the themes of Luke as they might be borne out in preaching and liturgy.

Unit Description

(Undergraduate Level 2, or Postgraduate level 9 for those who want to take it as part of a degree)

This unit will offer an in-depth exegetical study of Luke’s gospel placing it in the historical and literary culture of the late first century CE. We will examine themes of inclusion and exclusion in the gospel, tracing who is included/excluded through the lenses of gender norms (both ancient and modern), ethnicity, religious identity, and hospitality (the social conventions of Graeco-Roman meal culture). Attention will be given to Luke’s theology as it relates to salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology, and justice and how this theology speaks to the contemporary church and world.

Lecturers: Robyn Whitaker with Kylie Crabbe, Stephen Burns, Fran Barber and Mel Perkins.

This intensive will run over 6 days: November 8-9 2018; February 14-15 2019; and March 21 & 22, 2019 at the Centre for Theology and Ministry from 10am-5pm each day.

Cost for Auditors: $350 (for all 6 days and includes access to online materials)

For assistance with costs, please see the Grants pages of the CTM website for information on applying for Continuing Education grants:

To enrol phone Pilgrim Theological College Registrar Erlinda Loverseed on (03) 93408892 or email:


Image: Angelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455. Annunciation, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 30, 2018]. Original source:

10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 – Friday, 9 Nov 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 – Friday, 15 Feb 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 – Friday, 22 Mar 2019
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Erlinda Loverseed on (03) 93408892 or