Wednesday, July 29

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope is one of the latest books by N.T. Wright discussing what the Bible says about heaven and what happens after heaven. It also delves into the pages of the New Testament and shows how those final stages of history have, in a certain sense, already begun. I'm reading the book now and it's a good read. N.T. Wright is one of the foremost New Testament scholars today and a prolific writer--both scholarly and popular. You can start with the video below that aired on the Steven Colbert Report in June 2008.

So this book raises a pretty interesting question. What do you think of heaven? Where do you get your ideas about heaven and the life after death? What does the word "resurrection" mean to you and how do you think it applies to you? I do apologize if I'm taking too long a trip through Nerdville, but this is what I read and think about for fun (yes, sadly I did say "fun").

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