Oh Thank Heaven?

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Bishop NT Wright offers a brief explanation on why the typical Western understanding of heaven doesn’t match up with the Bible.  Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop is an interview that appeared in Time magazine earlier this month, and is a teaser for his new book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.

I shared some similar thoughts, though less direct and less eloquent, in my post from late October, All Saints, All Souls, and the Return of Christ.  I just don’t believe in heaven as it is commonly portrayed.  The Kingdom of God is much more biblical and, frankly, compelling.  Well, more on this later, perhaps.

3 comments

  1. Ivy Gauvin · February 18, 2008

    Chris, Scot McKnight at jesuscreed.org has been doing a lengthy review of this book. You may want to check it out over there. He goes into great detail. Peace.

  2. Chris · February 18, 2008

    Ivy,
    Thanks for the link. He’s got alot there, and it’ll take a while to get through it all. I’ll check it out, and also hope to get the book and offer some more thoughts here in the coming weeks.
    Peace,
    Chris

  3. Ivy Gauvin · February 20, 2008

    You’re welcome.

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