Tag Archives: N. T. Wright

“We Want to Play the Music”

As the year comes to an end, I find myself with a short stack of articles and essays that I never quite got around to writing about here.  One of them was yesterday’s question of religious language through Jonathan Merritt’s … Continue reading

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“As If Paul Really Meant It”

I’ve been thinking a lot about church lately, for as many reasons as there are days in a week, really.  I’ve also been doing a slow re-read of N. T. Wright’s After You Believe, which isn’t about church life in … Continue reading

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The Road to Lent (Begins Atop a Mountain)

The season of Lent is almost upon us.  The season of fasting in order to prepare for the joy of Easter follows Ash Wednesday, a day where ashes are imposed on a believer’s forehead with the words “Remember that you … Continue reading

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Anticipation and Participation

For years I was taught to see the kingdom of God as that which is now-but-not-yet.  It’s one of those teachings with tension, pointing to a reality as frustrating as it is fulfilling.  One of the best articulators of this … Continue reading

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Can Wright Be Wrong?

N. T. Wright is the subject of this month’s Christianity Today cover story.  Tuesday they opened up the lead article online.  From the opening editor’s quote from Wright, you get a good sense of some quality, trust-worthy thinking: When you … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright and the Question of Worldview

N. T. Wright’s latest book, The Case for the Psalms, dropped last week without much fanfare.  It’s a little book, small in both page size and page count.  It is also, surprisingly, a brilliant book about worldview. Worldview has been … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Power of Story

‘STORY’ HAS BEEN A HOT TOPIC lately.  Has been for some time, honestly.  It’s also been a big topic for the folks over at Christianity Today, as well.  The concept, so true to human experience and history, has made its … Continue reading

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