#026 – Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright (Pt 1 – Intro) [Podcast]

What are we waiting for? And what are we going to do about it in the meantime? What is the “blessed hope” for a Christian?  What is “heaven” all about, and is our hope simply a matter of “going to heaven when we die”?  Or is there something more than some of us have been taught in most churches?

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope

We begin a new series where we dig deep into “Surprised by Hope” by N.T. Wright.  “Surprised by Hope” is a great resource, and I would highly encourage you to pick up the book as we study it.

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“Surprised by Hope” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • Introduction to the new series
  • Great confusion among Christians on this issue
  • Seeing through a fog
  • N.T. Wright sound-clip introducing this topic
  • Mistakes in Christian hope: 1) Secret Codes, and 2) Escaping the World
  • Confusion about hope: The wider world
  • Varieties of Belief
      1. Annihilation
      2. Reincarnation
      3. Becoming “one” with the universe
      4. Ghost hunting

“Surprised by Hope” 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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