#034 – Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright (Pt 9 – Second Coming) [Podcast]

The second coming of Jesus … or better the “presencing” of Jesus physically back in our time/space … has greatly confused the modern church.  Two episodes ago, we sketched the big picture of cosmic redemption that the New Testament invites us to make our own. God will redeem the whole universe; Jesus’ resurrection is the beginning of that new life, the fresh grass growing through the concrete of corruption and decay in the old world.

Second Coming

Second Coming

That final redemption will be the moment when heaven and earth are joined together at last, in a burst of God’s creative energy for which Easter is the prototype and source. When we put together that big picture with what we’ve said in the previous chapter about the ascension of Jesus, what do we get? Why, of course, the personal presence of Jesus, as opposed to his current absence.

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“Second Coming” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • Coming, Appearing, Revealing, Royal Presence
  • Father’s House
  • Coming on Clouds
  • Parousia … Better “Presence” than “Coming”
  • Rapture Obsession

“Second Coming” Episode Resources

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

Note: The first link below is for the book, and the 2nd link is for the DVD.


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