Church, Definitions, Theology

Tom Wright on Framing the Debate on Homosexuality

Once again, Tom Wright brings wisdom and reason to a hot topic. Toward the end, he addresses the Enlightenment arrogance of those who say, "We know more about homosexuality" or "We have evolved from the ignorance of the ancient world". While Wright does not come down on one side or the other in this video,… Continue reading Tom Wright on Framing the Debate on Homosexuality

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Church, Theology

Tom Wright on the Resurrection

That the disciple of Jesus taught his resurrection was a revolutionary concept. Here is Tom Wright, former Bishop of Durham and one of the foremost New Testament scholars of our day, explaining why the resurrection must be true. "The only way you can explain why christianity began and why it took the very precise shape it was… Continue reading Tom Wright on the Resurrection

Church, Theology

Wright’s The New Testament and the People of God

Thanks to a big sale at Logos Bible Software, I got four books from N.T. Wright for practically nothing. Although Resurrection and the Son of God wasn't on sale, I got the first two books of the series for less than $10. They retail for around $40. Last night I started reading The New Testament and… Continue reading Wright’s The New Testament and the People of God

Ancient History, Church, History, Reading

How Do You Read the Book of Esther?

On Tuesday mornings, there is a ladies' Bible study that meets in the teen center - right next to my office. Most Tuesdays, I don't get into my office until later in the day, but this week I was there because I had a hospital visit that got pushed up. I had a chance to… Continue reading How Do You Read the Book of Esther?

Ancient History, History, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Videos

The Creation Story of Genesis 1 as a “Temple Image”?

Out of Ur recently posted this video of Peter Enns asking readers' questions to N.T. Wright. It is not secret that I find Wright a very thought provoking writer and thinker, so I was intrigued to hear what he had to say. I'm not completely convinced that Wright gets everything right (sorry, unavoidable pun) but… Continue reading The Creation Story of Genesis 1 as a “Temple Image”?

Ancient History, Book Reviews, History, Theology

Book Review – The Original Jesus

I have only recently discovered the thoughts of N.T. (Tom) Wright. If you don't know who he is, Wright is an Anglican bishop who has been very active in the 'historical Jesus' debate for some time. After listening to several lectures I found on christianaudio.com, I decided that I should check out some of his… Continue reading Book Review – The Original Jesus