Some further thoughts and suggestions from NT Wright

After I got back from the Hayward Lectures in 2006, I took a deep dive into N.T. Wright’s writings. Over the next year I read about a half-dozen of his books, and over the next few years I read pretty much all of his major writing. He writes for both the academy and...

Wright and the Resurrection

This is the fourth in a series of posts that could be titled, “Helpful Stuff I’ve Learned.” Most of these bits of learning were connected with reading books or sitting under certain teachers, so I’m usually going to share them as little pieces of autobiography: how I...

Psalms, Self, and Community

It was around the time when the two tenters appeared in the church parking lot that I read Eugene Peterson’s Where Your Treasure Is. I remember this because, along with the book, it was the other most memorable thing that happened in that summer of work. I was serving...

Jesus, the Truly Human Being

(or, Why You Should Never Use “I’m Only Human” as an Explanation for Doing Wrong) This is the second of a series of posts that could be titled, “Helpful Stuff I’ve Learned.” Most of these bits of learning were connected with reading books or sitting under certain...

The Right-Side-Up Kingdom

This is the first of a series of posts that could be titled, “Helpful Stuff I’ve Learned.” Most of these bits of learning were connected with reading books or sitting under certain teachers, so I’m usually going to share them as little pieces of autobiography: how I...