Category Archives: N.T. Wright

Story or Propositions?

Stewart writes: Wright does not discourage either philosophical reflection upon the biblical story or systematic theologizing. What he does reject is beginning with theological propositions and moving to the story, rather than approaching theology from the foundation of story. Advertisements

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N.T. Wright and Worldviews

Robert Stewart summarizes N. T. Wright’s view of worldviews by stating that for Wright “worldviews are never understood individually until they have first been understood corporately.”

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N.T. Wright on Pentecost

There’s an old chorus which begins, ‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in his wonderful face’. That’s a great invitation, but sadly it goes on ‘and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his … Continue reading

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Debating the New Perspective

In light of John Piper’s  eight-month leave of absence from his ministry beginning in May, Dr. Tom Schreiner will be taking his place in the November debate at ETS. Shreiner will replace Piper in a debate against Bishop of Durham, … Continue reading

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Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright

The entire conference is now available in flash video or mp3 for free.

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The Centrality of the Resurrection

Take Christmas away, and in biblical terms you lose two chapters at the front of Matthew and Luke, nothing else. Take Easter away, and you don’t have a New Testament; you don’t have Christianity; as Paul says, you are still … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Reading Scriptures Afresh

“First, as to aim and method. When I began research on Paul, thirty years ago this autumn, my aim was to understand Paul in general and Romans in particular better than I had done before, as part of my heartfelt … Continue reading

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Wilson on Thomas on Wright

In the next Tabletalk article, Derek Thomas asks whether N.T. Wright is a new Luther, whether or not he comes in the spirit and power of Luther… Read the entire article.

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On Following Jesus

N.T. Wright elaborates on the necessity of Word and Sacrament in the Church in his book Following Jesus: The visible word and the written word – or, if you like, the edible bread and the audible bread – go closely … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Roman Catholicism

The good bishop says Protestantism is a much better alternative than Rome. In describing Rome’s view of authority he writes: Rome is a big, splendid, dusty old ocean liner, with lots of grand cabins, and, at present, quite a fine captain … Continue reading

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Quote, Putting the World to Rights

God intends to put the world to rights; he has dramatically launched this project through Jesus. Those who belong to Jesus are called, here and now, in the power of the Spirit, to be agents of that putting-to-rights purpose. N.T. … Continue reading

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Links on N.T. Wright

Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright on Nightline discusses Heaven Heaven is Not our Home: An Interview with N.T. Wright Douglas Wilson’s critique of Wright’s Economic Theories

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Quote, NT Wright: Humor

“Wherever St. Paul went, there was a riot. Wherever I go, they serve tea.” –N.T. Wright

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Interview with N.T. Wright on his response to John Piper

Trevin Wax has provided another helpful and clear interview with Bishop Wright concerning his response to Piper’ s The Future of Justification.

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N.T Wright on the Resurrection and Hell

Here are 14 short videos where N.T. Wright discusses the early church view of the resurrection and the nature of hell. All the transcripts are available.

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John Piper and the Future of Justification, Part 3

Piper summarizes some of his main concerns with Wright’s theology. Among them, is Wright’s affirmation that the gospel is not about how to get saved (18). Wright affirms that the gospel “refers to the proclamation that Jesus, the crucified and … Continue reading

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John Piper and the Future of Justification, Part 2

Editor’s Note: I have no intention to criticize Piper or Wright. My knowledge at this point of the entire “justification” controversy is somewhat limited. Hence, I do not intend to be critical, but rather simply to summarize, and when appropriate, … Continue reading

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The Future of Justification and Proper Engagement, Part 1

Editor’s Note: I would like to begin blogging through Piper’s book. I have no intention to be thorough, but merely to offer some thoughts–whether one paragraph or ten. Pastor John Piper’s book The Future of Justification attempts to answer Bishop … Continue reading

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Wright’s Interview…

Pastor Barach links to Wright’s interview. As I’ve said before, God is going to fix the whole world. He’s going to put the whole world to rights. But actually, the advance plan for that is to put human beings to … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright vs. Gnostic “Reformed” thinkers…

Bishop Wright’s lecture on God and Politics are worth quoting. Lee Irons–who strongly opposes Wright’s view of the Kingdom–posted these quotes on his blog. Wright’s lecture on God and Politics Though, I find myself in constant disagreement with Wright’s perplexing … Continue reading

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The Flesh…

Bishop Wright has some thoughtful comments in his: Paul for Everyone: Romans: Chapters 1-8. According to N.T. Wright, understanding what Paul’s definition of “flesh” is in Romans will help settle Paul’s distinction between “fleshly” and “spiritual.” He writes: But what … Continue reading

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PCA Report on the FV/NPP Adopted in the General Assembly

I would like to offer a few comments in light of the decision of the PCA General Assembly. First, as Pastor Wilson has mentioned, and I concur, we are not to speak out of anger because of this decision. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Wright on Romans

I have thoroughly enjoyed Wright’s commentary on Romans. However, at times I cannot but help to see a conspicuous denial of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. At least, it appears that because of his Israel motif he cannot see the … Continue reading

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Bishop Wright on understanding the New Testament

Question: What few books would you recommend as a foundation for understanding the NT? The foundation for understanding the NT is at one level prayer, humility, and openness to what the living God may be saying in Jesus Christ and … Continue reading

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Heaven our ultimate destiny? Part 2

Is it any surprise that our understanding of life is completely devoid of any kingdom orientation? In a real sense modern evangelicals (some even in our esteemed Reformed camp) would much desire to be “raptizo” than to live in this … Continue reading

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Heaven our ultimate destiny? Part 1

Hoekema in his very influential The Bible and the Future describes the outlandish confession of many Christians that heaven is our ultimate destiny. Many of these proclamations are found in the hymnology of the church, particularly in more evangelical hymnody. … Continue reading

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Wright’s First Lecture at AAPC 2005

For those who have not had the opportunity to listen to the Auburn Avenue Conference 2005 which featured Bishop N.T.Wright and Dr. Richard Gaffin, Mark Horne has posted his first lecture in written form on his blog.

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N.T. Wright on the Rapture

Alastair came across this post and posted this on his blog and I just couldn’t resist it. I recently heard this story about N.T. Wright: A student asked Dr. Wright after one of his lectures to define the rapture as … Continue reading

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Justification by Faith Alone

This morning at St. Andrew’s Chapel Dr. R.C. Sproul delivered an excellent summary of the Reformed position on Justification by Faith Alone. In his series on the book of Acts, he has reached the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) where James … Continue reading

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