N T Wright brings such thoughtfulness to his writing and this piece is a must read in our time. We think that surely our faith brings answers to big questions like these. Wright’s contention is this: Christianity isn’t supposed to do that.Continue reading “When there are no answers… living in mystery in the time of coronavirus”
I am so grateful for the walk I have with the Lord. Struggle as I might, his Spirit keeps leading. When I am walking in discipline it gives room for the Holy Spirit to direct. One of my regular disciplines is to read through the Daily Office Scriptures. In the new Anglican Book of Common Prayer, that is a big chunk every day.
What I have allowed myself to do is simply be on that journey and listen. There are times when the Spirit says, “Slow it down here. Camp here. I have something to talk over with you.”Continue reading “Wrestling with who I am”
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. (Lk 17:5-6, NIV)Continue reading “What faith DO we need?”
Luke takes a different approach to the “Beatitudes” from Matthew. I continue to meditate on those differences.Continue reading “The “upside down” Kingdom”
This is well worth spending the hour listening. It begins around 5:00 with N T Wright and this is some of the most important teaching on the cross we’ve needed to understand in my lifetime. It is so fresh and makes sense. For those who have rejected Christianity because of a misreading of the Old Testament (and Wright would explain that), THIS is an important listen.
Start the video around 7:00.
“The New Testament insists, in book after book, that when Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross, something happened as a result of which the world is a different place…” Continue reading “This Day the Revolution Began”
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”