What I’m Reading

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright.  I’m only two chapters into it, and I’ve got my questions – for example, how can Christianity make sense (as the subtitle suggests) when the cross itself is foolishness?  And to whom is this religion supposed to make sense?  Also, in these early chapters I haven’t yet seen any articulation of sin, but I have seen a hopeful anthropology that believes that human nature knows what is good and wants what is good (I’m a bit more pessimistic about human nature in a Bondage of the Will kind of way).

Nonetheless, N.T. Wright and this book are highly rated – and it is well written – and I will enjoy reading through this book in the coming week on my daily train rides.  I hope to have a more thorough review in next week’s edition of The Weekly Lutheran Zephyr.

Published by Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. Veteran. Jedi. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading

  1. I think you’ve hit the trouble with Wright’s book fairly dead on. There’s almost no mention in it of the cross–it just doesn’t figure strongly in his theology. But as you say it’s well-written and I think it has some fine(if limited) points to make.

  2. I liked the book but its not quite Mere Christianity. I would like to see more theology of the cross not glory.

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