Lent 2012: A different kind of judge

As we enter Holy Week, I'm bringing our lent readings through N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope to a close. In today's reading Wright talks about Jesus as the coming judge who will finally bring all things to divine justice. Now this idea of judgement comes with some negative overtones, but Wright reminds us that it's … Continue reading Lent 2012: A different kind of judge

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Lent 2012: Leaving Behind an Old Story Line for a New

A couple weeks until we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, I'm going to try and sum up roughly three chapters of Surprised by Hope in about fifteen minutes. About the second coming of Jesus (Theology nerds call this the parousia), it will be the time what God will renew all of creation and Jesus will … Continue reading Lent 2012: Leaving Behind an Old Story Line for a New

Lent 2012: The Victory through Jesus…in a kaleidoscope of metaphors

Well, it's been a while, we've missed you, but I've had to do some really reflection with N.T. Wright's theology in the past few chapters in our Lenten readings through Surprised by Hope. Reading Wright's theology is like looking through a kaleidoscope of multifaceted metaphors in an attempt to understand the Bibles metaphoric language regarding Christian … Continue reading Lent 2012: The Victory through Jesus…in a kaleidoscope of metaphors

Lent 2012: More than Just Waiting on the World to Change

John Mayer in his song "Waiting on the World to Change", writes about humanity's response to each other and dreams of a world in which people take care of other people. Unfortunately, N.T. Wright would say that while beautifully written, John Mayer's theology is incomplete. While we might be challenged by the words of Mayer, … Continue reading Lent 2012: More than Just Waiting on the World to Change

Lent 2012: Our Future and God’s Future

 Over the past couple of days I've been chipping away at N.T. Wright's book, Surprised By Hope, as part of my lenten reading. In the previous chapter N.T. Wright recaps a lot of the evidence for the resurrection as brought up in other apologetical works such as More Than a Carpenter and Strobel's, The Case for Easter. Like these other books, Wright concludes … Continue reading Lent 2012: Our Future and God’s Future

Lent 2012: Resurrection and Christian Hope by N.T. Wright

For the season of Lent this year I'm spending my time reading through N.T. Wright's book, Surprised by Hope (2008). In this book he talks about heaven, the Resurrection and connects this all the the mission of the church. I choose to read through this book because as we approach the date in which we … Continue reading Lent 2012: Resurrection and Christian Hope by N.T. Wright