I am not quite sure I am “wrapping up” N.T. Wright’s book, but here are some incredible thoughts he has regarding the mission of the Church: Continue reading “The power of the cross — The Revolution”
If there is anything that N.T. Wright teaches me, it’s we desperately want to reduce our theological frameworks into nice, neat sentences… catchy tweets, etc.,… but it is impossible to do. We need to break ourselves of those nice neat habits. That is simply not helpful in understanding why Jesus died. Continue reading “Jesus didn’t die for my sins”
Notes from N.T. Wright’s work, The Day the Revolution Began.
In Romans, Wright draws attention to what we’ve done with Paul in this letter, and what Paul might actually be saying in this letter. Continue reading “Romans, sin, and gospel”
Generally, I need to know the ending. If I’m reading a book, that’s a bit different. (Actually, not much. If I get into the last half and the pace accelerates, I really want to know what’s at the end and occasionally I peek.) But if I’m in a conversation and someone needs to tell me a conclusion, I really want them to get to the conclusion. Continue reading “Too much of a “bottom line” mentality”
N.T. Wright in his book, The Day the Revolution Began, contends to build a theology of atonement that is as narrow as what we’ve constructed in western Christianity, most theologians have to virtually ignore something significant: the Gospels. Continue reading “Our narrow view of atonement and the gospels”
The charges are severe (from NT Wright’s book, The Day The Revolution Began): Continue reading “Losing sight of the power of the cross”
We have made “sin” a list of things. It makes it easy to define the “insiders” and the “outsiders.” Continue reading “Sin”