Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. Made for beauty, we are satisfied with sentiment. But new creation has already begun to rise. Christians are called toRead More

If you are/have been following the Piper/Wright debate (see here for more info), you simply must read Paul Helm’s new entry here. Helm asks: “Are Spirit-imbued virtues a sign of faith (à la Epistle of James)? Or do they complete faith, supplement it, fulfil it?” How we answer that questionRead More

I have two observations from reading N. T. Wright’s response to John Piper in his latest book entitled, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision: First, Piper views justification narrowly, as looking into a room through a key-hole. Wright swings the door wide open to view the entire room including allRead More

Ever think your work does not matter? Consider this thoughtful response by N. T. Wright. How does one’s work fit into the overlap of Heaven and earth?   If it is true that we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, then each Christian is a place where Heaven and earthRead More

I just learned about N.T. Wright’s forthcoming title (June, 2009) Justification. For an interview with Wright and prelude to this publication see Interview with N.T. Wright – Responding to Piper on Justification. If you’re at all following John Piper’s critique of Wright’s position on justification or read other concerns heRead More

Update:View my review of this book here. See also my review of N. T. Wright’s Evil and the Justice of God for a suggested synthesis with Brauns’s work here.————————————————————————– As many believing bloggers know, Tim Challies has an excellent site where he offers objective, biblically informed reviews of the latestRead More

This brief (10-minute) video by Dr. Tony Campolo deserves your full attention (note I did not say “full agreement”). Before you watch, however, I’d like to set the stage with a few quotes from N.T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.Read More

“What am I?” This is a perennial question in metaphysics (a branch of philosophy) and one we rarely ask, despite its importance upon our view of human nature and the afterlife. If one were to ask Plato he might respond with something like “I am a soul; I have a body,” whereas Aristotle would say something like ““I am a soul with a body.” Read More