Christmas lunch, for many British families, has regularly concluded with everyone gathering around the television to hear the Queen’s annual message to the nation and the Commonwealth. About twenty years ago it was widely reported that some of Her Majesty’s advisors had suggested to her that, now that Britain was home to many different religious traditions, […]
NT Wright shares his memories of preaching for the Queen while he was the Bishop of Durham. He reflects on her strong Christian faith and how the church can respond in faith and hope at this time of national mourning. Ask NT Wright Anything: Remembering Queen Elizabeth II
The Romans Road: Through the Dark Valley at Lanier Theological Library YouTube: https://youtu.be/pyx8Y_aXXJc. Links to previous lectures at Lanier Theological Library are also available.
Romans 8: the Son, the Spirit, and the New Creation June 5-8 Waco, Texas This in-depth, multi-day seminar will afford attendees a rare opportunity to listen to and learn from one whom Christianity Today describes as ‘the most prolific biblical scholar in a generation’ and ‘the most important apologist for the faith since C.S. Lewis’. […]
Like time itself, certain ideas creep up on you and, before you know it, they have changed the way you think about everything else. That’s how it was for me with the resurrection of Jesus. Brought up to go to church, to sing the hymns and say the prayers, I knew the story. “On the […]
We are on the cusp of releasing our new course, Ethnicity, Justice, and the People of God. As such, I would like to introduce Prof. Esau McCaulley to you; he and I are teaching this course as a team. Esau came to study with me in St Andrews in 2013 and quickly established himself as a […]
Publications Academic Books. Many are now translated into multiple languages2021 Galatians. Christian Formation Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans2020 Interpreting Jesus: Essays on the Gospels. London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Zondervan2020 Interpreting Paul: Essays on the Apostle and his Letters. London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Zondervan2020 Interpreting Scripture: Essays on the Bible and Hermeneutics. London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Zonderva2019 […]
Two weeks ago I visited our old family church, in the far north of England. I was placing flowers by my parents’ gravestone, in front of memorials to my grandparents, great-grandparents and sundry uncles and aunts. But my eye was drawn, as it has often been, to the Jesse Window in the east end of […]
Descent of the Dove: Knowing and Loving in Spirit and Truth Pusey House Theological Conference Monday, 4 July to Wednesday, 6 July 2022 http://www.puseyhouse.org.uk Descent of the Dove: Knowing and Loving in Spirit and Truth will consider the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and the inevitable transformation which any knowledge of, faith in, or […]
I knew from an early age there was something wrong. I listened to Easter sermons from good evangelical preachers, and they seemed to be missing the point. I suspect the same problem is getting in the way now, as we try to draw from the Easter message the hope that the post-pandemic world will need […]
This time last year the talk was all about what we will have learned when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, and allowing normal life to resume. People, it was suggested, would become more caring, more sensitive, perhaps more green. I see no sign of those utopian dreams today. The only game in town I see coming is the blame game: […]
Sir: Douglas Murray complains that the C of E has embraced the ‘new religion’ of anti-racism (‘The C of E’s new religion’, 20 March). But the truth, which neither he nor the church seems to have realised, is that the ‘anti-racist’ agenda is a secular attempt to plug a long-standing gap in western Christianity. The […]
Preaching on the Cross is a three-part series of talks and discussions with Bishop Tom Wright, one of the country’s leading New Testament scholars. The series helps inform our theology of the cross and how we might preach on it over Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Session 1: Hope Amid the Broken Signposts Session 2: The Crown of Thorns […]
Tom Wright has a small role in this new movie. It will release on Amazon on December 18.
El Pablo de la Historia y el Pablo de la Fe
The world feels like a fractured place. You need a way to study Scripture with your small group—together or at a distance. Or use this for a Sunday School class via Zoom or other streamed gathering. In this course, Prof. Wright will guide you through Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. You’ll discover God’s ultimate intention: bringing forth the joining of […]
BioLogos will be live streaming a conversation with N.T. Wright and Francis Collins on July 12, 2020 from 1:55 PM to 3:10 PM (EST). This live stream event, moderated by host Jim Stump, will feature Wright’s new book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. Collins, who heads our country’s biomedical […]
About this Event How can a church overcome deep divisions? How can you face persecution and become more resilient? How do Christian leaders ‘lead’ in the face of opposition from within their own congregations? These difficult questions were present for the church in Corinth, and they’re still with us today! In this first-ever livestreamed course […]
Undermining Racism: Reflections on the ‘black lives matter’ crisis The churches are in the wrong, not because they haven’t obeyed the politically correct agenda, but because they haven’t obeyed their own foundation charter. Tom Wright, June 8 2020 Introduction Three memories crowd in upon me as I contemplate the horror both of George Floyd’s callous […]
The Death of George Floyd 10 June 2020 “I Cannot Breathe”by Oyin Oladipo This poem, by Oyin Olipado, an ordinand here at Wycliffe Hall – and, of course, the events, attitudes, history and pain that prompted it – challenge us at a profound level. The death of George Floyd has shocked and appalled us, but […]
There will be a live-stream with renowned New Testament scholar Tom Wright this coming Wednesday. Justin Brierley will interview Tom Wright on his new book ‘God and the Pandemic’ and you’ll be able to ask your questions live. Join us here on our Facebook page on Wed 3 June at 8pm UK / 3pm EDT.
When the present pandemic began to take hold, a passage from the writings of Martin Luther went the rounds on the internet. With his usual combination of down-to-earth wisdom and practical piety, Luther insisted that preachers and pastors should remain at their posts. As good shepherds, they should be prepared to lay down their lives […]
Friends – as across the world we find our own ways of commemorating the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, let me commend a wonderful project which Maggie and I have just been watching. The ‘Oxford Bach Soloists’ were going to be performing Bach’s St John Passion; but because of the enforced lockdown and […]
For many Christians, the coronavirus-induced limitations on life have arrived at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without. But the sharp new regulations—no theater, schools shutting, virtual house arrest for us over-70s—make a mockery of our little Lenten disciplines. Doing without whiskey, or chocolate, is child’s play compared with not seeing friends […]
The Early Christians and the Mission of God The Michael Green Memorial Lecture December 9 2019 St Aldate’s Church, Oxford By the Right Reverend Professor N T Wright, DD FRSE St Mary’s College, St Andrews, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Introduction I am honoured by the invitation to give this lecture in grateful and happy memory […]
Tom Wright will be speaking at Westminster Chapel on Thursday 12th March. This will be followed by a conversation with Justin Brierley and then a Q&A and a book signing. Visit the event page for more information.
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by renowned author and scholar, N.T. Wright. One of the world’s leading Bible scholars, Wright is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He is also an Anglican bishop and bestselling author. Among his many award-winning […]
The Gifford Lectures have always taken as their project to “promote and diffuse the study of natural theology in the widest sense of the term,” and some of the best books to come out of that lecture series have tested just how wide the term can be. In 2018 N.T. Wright was the Gifford lecturer, […]
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology was selected as a winner for the 2020 PROSE Awards in the Theology and Religious Studies category.
In many spheres, the question not just of what we know but of how we know is urgent and vital. I have tried to develop the notion of love as the ultimate form of knowledge and to explore its wider relevance. Read the whole thing.
Publications Books (more scholarly works marked with *) 2020 *Galatians. Christian Formation Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (forthcoming) 2020 *New Testament Perspectives (3 vols. of collected essays: Jesus, Paul and the Interpretation of Scripture). London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2019 Seven Clues to Life: John’s Answers to the Great Questions (provisional title). San Francisco: HarperOne; London: […]