Category Archives: Surprised by Hope

Life Gets in the Way of “Hope”

I've been pretty excited to blog chapter by chapter through NT Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  However, my initial plan to review a chapter every Monday and Thursday has run smack … Continue reading

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Surprise By Hope: Neither Progressive Nor Damned

This is the fifth post in a series examining N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  Today we're looking at Chapter 5: Cosmic Future: Progress or Despair? This is the briefest chapter since Chapter 1, … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: The Resurrection Changes the Whole Story

This is the fourth post in a series examining N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  Today we're looking at Chapter 4: The Strange Story of Easter. The first time I read Chapter 4, The … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Delay of Game

The blogpost due today on Chapter 4 of NT Wright's Surprised by Hope – part of a series on that book – will be delayed by one day.  A full day of work and chores, coupled with a very good … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Yup, Resurrection Involves Our Bodies

This is the third post in a series examining N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  Today we're looking at Chapter 3: Early Christian Hope in its Historical Setting. This chapter can be summarized in … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Most Christians Don’t “Get” Resurrection

This is the second post in a series examining N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  Today we're looking at Chapter 2: Puzzled About Paradise? In Chapter 2 Bishop Wright mounts a forceful critique of … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Belief About Afterlife

This is the first post in a series examining N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.  Today we're looking at the Preface and Chapter 1: All Dressed Up and No Place to … Continue reading

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