Dick Lucas: New Talks!
New talks on Mark's gospel by Dick Lucas, recorded between 2014 and 2016, are now available for the first time. Given in the first instance with the Bible teacher in mind, but useful for everyone, they are a fresh and compelling appraisal of Mark, built on the foundation of decades of study.
Volume 1 was released in December 2016 and is now joined by Volume 2, which covers the remainder of the gospel from Mark 8:31 to 16:8. This is a significant development because it is the first time ever that Dick has covered the whole of the second half of the gospel in consecutive Bible exposition.
At the age of 91, Dick Lucas is still going strong. Rector of St Helen's from 1961 to 1998, and Rector Emeritus since then, he has used his retirement to help preachers and other Bible teachers to understand and communicate the Word of God to people today, not least through the conferences run by The Proclamation Trust.
The most recent fruits of his retirement are recordings of his latest reflections on Scripture, aimed primarily at the Bible expositor but suitable for everyone. Recorded in his kitchen, where most of his sermon preparation takes place, they are starting to be published just prior to Christmas 2016.
The first talks to be released are 'my more or less final thoughts on Mark's gospel', recorded from 2014–2016 under the title Mark Revisited. Dick has preached on Mark's gospel numerous times, and the Read Mark Learn (RML) course he began at St Helen's decades ago, still flourishes today under William Taylor. William has described Read Mark Learn as the 'engine room' of St Helen's.
Countless people over a long period of time have found the approach to Bible study and exposition advocated by Dick eye-opening; it has revolutionised their understanding and application of Scripture, and increased their confidence in the divine revelation.
The first volume of the new series, Mark Revisited, is now available on the St Helen's website via the link provided above and below. The first volume covers chapters 1–8 of Mark's gospel. The second volume will cover chapters 9–16 and has already been recorded. It is the first series of talks Dick has given to cover the whole of the second part of Mark, so this is important material. It will be released, God willing, early in the New Year.
Other recent recordings by Dick will be added over time. We will also, over time, bring to your attention some of his best talk series from the past.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact David Monteath: firstname.lastname@example.org