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The weekly podcast that connects you to NT (Tom) Wright’s thought and theology by allowing you to ask the questions. Presented... more

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#217 Dear Tom: I've got questions about Marriage (Replay)

Tom delves into the complexities of marriage, addressing personal and burning questions from our listeners. From pondering the nature of... more

02 May 2024 · 38 minutes
#216 Dear Tom: What does the Bible say about the Spiritual Gifts?

Tom discusses the relevance of spiritual gifts like prophecy and speaking in tongues within our modern context, dives into the... more

25 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
#215 Should we take the devil seriously?

A bit of a twist today as we answer listener's questions that have come in asking: are we meant to... more

18 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
#214 Is the Old Testament history or metaphor? (Replay)

Tom answers listener questions about the Old Testament. Can the truly trust the Old Testament? When was it all written?... more

11 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
#213 Which Bible Translation is the best one? (Replay)

Listeners ask questions on which Bible translations we should deem as the best ones and which ones we should use... more

04 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
#212 The New Testament in its World with special guest and co-author Mike Bird

Today's episode features a special guest - renowned Australian Bible scholar, co-authored and friend of Tom's, Mike Bird. Together, they... more

28 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
#211 Singleness, dating and being unequally yoked. Should christians date non-christians? What's the point of it all? Puzzled and pastoral questions this week with Tom

Help! I am a new christian and I'm worried I'm unequally yoked in my relationship? What is the biblical... more

21 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
#209 Israel and the Second Coming (Replay)

How should Christians think about the place of Israel today? Do the Jewish people still have a distinct role in... more

07 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
#210 The Problem of Evil and Suffering: questions with NT Wright (Replay)

In today's Episode theologian and historian Tom Wright looks at listener questions on one of the biggest topics and questions... more

07 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
#208 Questions about Doctrine, the Trinity and Baptism

What is the doctrine of the Trinity? Is the Trinity key to being a Christian? Is the doctrine of Baptism... more

29 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
#207 Conversations about the afterlife with Tom Wright

Heaven and Hell are the topic of today's podcast with Tom Wright answering your questions about the afterlife., What is... more

22 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
#206 How do I share my faith with my New Age, Muslim and Atheist Friends? (Replay)

What happens to those who don’t believe in Jesus? What can I say to my New Age sister? My Muslim... more

15 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
#205 What is Prayer, really?

In this episode, Tom answers listener questions on prayer and shares some of his own habits and approaches to praying... more

08 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
#204 A pastor deconstructs his faith, questions of sin and strugging with unforgiveness and other pastoral questions with Tom Wright (Replay)

From the archives: We hope you'll enjoy this pastoral episode with Tom as he addresses pressing questions on challenging family... more

01 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
#203 Christian unity, denominations and the modern Church (Replay)

In this replay from the Archives we’re diving into questions of Church Unity, Denominations, Worship and questions facing the Modern... more

25 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
#202 LGBTQI+, Transgender and Questions of Sexual Ethics (Replay)

Join Tom in this replay episode from the archives as he addresses listener’s questions on navigating conversations about sexuality within... more

18 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
#201 Interpreting Genesis, Adam and Eve, Suffering and the Fall (Replay)

As we dive into the new year here's a replay from the podcast archives, where Tom Wright answer listener questions... more

11 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
#200 A Christmas Special - Tom answers your questions about his life and work (Replay)

In this replay from the podcast archives, Tom answers listener questions about his role as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe... more

28 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
#199 Can we trust the Christmas Narratives? Responding to questions about Christmas and Bart Erhman on the historical Jesus (Replay)

Tom Wright responds to audiences questions about Christmas and the birth narratives, the reliability of the gospels, Bart Ehrman on... more

21 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
#198 Veganism, ethics and activism (Replay)

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around if we should eat meat, whether we’ll all be vegan in the... more

14 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
#197 US politics, conspiracy theories and prophecy (Replay)

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions on the prevalence of conspiracy theories, US church support for Trump and the... more

07 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
#196 Pain and suffering Part 2 (Replay)

From the archives: In this second of a two-part episode series looking at the question of Suffering, Tom shares his... more

30 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
#195 Pain and suffering Part 1 (Replay)

From the archives: Tom shares his thoughts on the difficult questions listeners have around issues such as dementia, death, the... more

23 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
#194 Icons, praying to saints & dividing over sexuality (Replay)

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around whether shrines are pagan, infant baptism is biblical and how we can live in... more

16 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
#193 Should women preach and lead in church? What about marriage? (Replay)

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around gender, women in leadership and the dynamics of family life. • Subscribe to... more

09 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
#192 Big questions from and about children (Replay)

From 2020: Tom answers listener questions on how to talk to children about tricky things like suffering and hell. Plus,... more

02 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
#191 Donald Trump, gay cakes and white privilege (Replay)

Tom answers listener questions on the upcoming US election, religious freedom in the case of Christian cake makers, and the... more

26 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
#190 Ananias and Sapphira and more tricky theological questions (Replay)

From the archives: How do we reconcile the New Testament account of Ananias and Sapphira being struck dead with the... more

19 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
#189 Brexit, Abortion, Race and Critical Theory (Replay)

From the archives: Tom tackles a variety of questions on ‘hot button’ political issues that have been sent in, including... more

12 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
#188 Jean Vanier and when leaders let us down (Replay)

From 2020: In the wake of the news that L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was responsible for sexual abuse of women... more

05 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
#187 NT Wright livestream Q&A (Replay)

From 2020: Tom Wright talks about his new book ‘God and the Pandemic’ and takes a variety of live listener... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
#186 Has the resurrection been debunked? (Replay)

From 2020: It’s Eastertide so Tom is answering questions on the resurrection, including one listener who believes that the evidence... more

21 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
#185 Questions on Crucifixion and Atonement (Replay)

From the archives: Just in time for Easter we bring you a show (recorded before lockdown) in which Tom answers... more

14 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
#184 An Evening With NT Wright live in London (Replay)

From the archives, from 2020: In a bonus podcast special we bring you ‘An Evening with NT Wright’, hosted by SPCK and recorded... more

07 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
#183 Pastoral questions on porn, personal tragedy and coming back to faith (Replay)

From March 2020: Tom answers listener’s pastoral questions including a man racked by guilt over whether his wife’s miscarriages were... more

31 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
#182 Questions about marriage and divorce (Replay)

From Feb 2020: Tom answers listener questions about marriage including:  What will our married relationships look like in the new... more

24 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
#181 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit (Replay)

From Jan 2020: Tom answers question on whether gifts of prophecy and tongues are for today, the roles of signs... more

17 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
#180 Satan and the powers of evil (Replay)

From Jan 2020: Are we supposed to believe in a literal Satan? What do the New and Old Testament say... more

10 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
#179 Can I trust the Old Testament? (Replay)

From Dec 2019: Tom answers questions about when the Book of Daniel was written, is the book of Job historical... more

03 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
#178 Bible Translations and Controversies (Replay)

From Dec 2019: Listeners ask questions on which Bible translations are best and Tom’s own translation of scripture ‘The Bible... more

27 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
#177 Am I Unequally Yoked? (Replay)

From Sept 2019: Am I unequally yoked to my wife? What’s the biblical view of singleness? Was Jesus at my... more

20 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
#176 Free will and Problem of Evil (Replay)

From Sept 2019: An atheist listener asks a question about free will and the problem of evil. Will it be... more

13 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
#175 Pastor losing faith writes in; personal Questions; Tom plays guitar! (replay)

Replay from June 2019: In a special pastoral Q&A edition Tom responded to various questions on difficult family situations, unforgiveness... more

06 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
#174 Do I have to agree with St Paul? (replay)

From July 2020. Tom answered listener questions on the life of the Apostle Paul, whether he wrote all the letters... more

29 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
#173 Will there be animals in heaven? (replay)

​ From June 2020. Tom answered listener questions on heaven and new creation. Will free will still exist? Do near Death... more

22 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
#172 Is the World doomed? (replay)

From May 2020. In another show recorded pre-lockdown, Tom answered questions from listeners on whether the world is getting better... more

15 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
#171 Tom answers Personal Qs on favourite preachers, authors and his own faith (replay)

From 2019. Listeners want to know about Tom -  Who are his favourite authors? If he could have dinner with... more

25 May 2023 · 25 minutes
#170 Tom on his life and faith, and the meaning of the cross

First broadcast in 2017, NT Wright talks to Justin Brierley about his early life and how his faith developed over... more

18 May 2023 · 27 minutes
#169 Broken Signposts and questions on forgiveness and salvation

From 2020: Tom talks about his book "Broken Signposts" and answers listener questions around how God forgives, conversion and how... more

11 May 2023 · 31 minutes
#168 Questions on the life of St Paul, justification and predestination

From 2019: Tom Wright talks to Justin about his book Paul: A Biography and takes listener questions on ‘justification’, election... more

04 May 2023 · 27 minutes
#167 Questions on Mission, Evangelism, Islam and other religions

First broadcast in 2019: Tom Wright fields listener questions on evangelism in a post-Christian world, returning to a message of... more

27 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
#166 Justin Brierley asks Tom Wright his own personal questions

Justin Brierley is moving on from hosting the Ask NT Wright Anything show. Before the baton gets passed on to... more

20 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
#165 A pastor losing his faith writes in, plus more pastoral questions

In a special pastoral Q&A edition Tom responds to various questions on difficult family situations, unforgiveness and a church pastor... more

13 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
#164 Easter questions on the resurrection of Jesus

As Easter approaches Tom answers a variety of listener questions on the Biblical resurrection accounts, the nature of the resurrection... more

06 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
#163 Theology of worship, church and unity

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian? What should our theology of worship be? How do... more

30 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
#162 Questions on sexuality and LGBT

In this replay podcast from 2019 Tom answered listener questions on how to have better conversations on sexuality in the... more

23 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
#161 Housebound prayers, computer programming, art and music - what counts as kingdom work?

Tom answers practical questions about the role of those unable to be physically active - does their prayer and meditation... more

16 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
#160 Why bother improving the world? Can Christians attain perfection?

Why bother with earth and not just create heaven? Why try to make the world a better place if God... more

09 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
#159 What difference does prayer make? Tom shares his prayer habits

Tom answers listener questions on prayer including: 'Is prayer just telling God what to do?' and 'What difference does prayer... more

02 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
#158 Why don’t I hear from God any more?

CORRECTED AUDIO UPLOADED! Tom and Justin are back with a fresh batch of questions from listeners who are having trouble hearing... more

23 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
#157 Making sense of Adam, Eve and the Genesis creation story

Tom Wright joins Justin to answer listener questions on how to interpret the early chapters of Genesis, what he believes... more

16 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
#156 Have you ever struggled with your own faith Tom?

Listeners want to know about Tom -  Who are his favourite authors? If he could have dinner with anyone from... more

09 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
#155 Making sense of Old Testament violence

Tom responds to listener Qs on Andy Stanley ‘unhitching’ Christianity from the Old Testament, the historicity of the Exodus, and the way that Greg Boyd interprets violent portraits of God... more

02 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
#154 Tom answers Qs on universalism, hell and salvation

In an extended edition of the show originally broadcast on the Unbelievable? podcast, Justin asks a variety of listener questions... more

26 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
#153 Is the Bible inerrant? Is ’Sola Scriptura’ correct? What about verses endorsing slavery?

How should we treat the Bible? Inerrant? Infallible? Does it contain errors? Tom answers questions on the nature of the... more

19 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
#152 - Can women lead in church? Why does 1 Timothy tell women to ’be silent’?

Tom answers questions on what the New Testament says about the role of women in church leadership. Does 1 Tim... more

12 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
#151 NT Wright Q&A with Bishop Joseph D’Souza on global mission - Oxford Conference Session 3

Tom Wright and Joseph D'Souza host a Q&A at the Reimagining Global Mission conference in Oxford covering questions on the... more

05 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
#150 NT Wright on the multi-ethnic mission of the church - Oxford Conference Session 2

In this second lecture from the Reimagining Global Mission conference in Oxford, Tom speaks on the multi-ethnic, multicultural, polychrome mission... more

29 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
#149 Can we trust the Christmas story? Responding to Bart Ehrman

Tom Wright talks to Justin about Christmas and the birth narratives, and answers listener questions on the reliability of the... more

22 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
#148 NT Wright on Reimagining Mission in the Global South - Oxford Conference Session 1

NT Wright was keynote speaker at an Oxford conference on Reimagining Mission in the Global South, hosted by Bishop Joseph... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#147 Catholics have questions

Catholic listeners have sent in some questions for Tom, including: Will the elusive dream of Catholic and Anglican unity ever... more

08 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
#146 Can a Christian vote for Biden? Can faith be disentangled from left vs right politics?

Tom is joined by Texan Bible scholar Justin Bass as they respond to questions from US listeners about right wing... more

01 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
#145 Should I use the word ’heaven’? Will we know everything in the new creation?

A listener wants to know if the suggestion of Old Testament prophets being raised from the dead presents a problem... more

24 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
#144 Why is John’s Gospel so different? What did Paul know about Jesus?

Tom Wright and Justin Brierley are back with a fresh batch of listener questions on the gospels this week including:... more

17 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
#143 The bedrock facts of the resurrection - NT Wright & Justin Bass

Justin Brierley and Tom Wright are joined by New Testament scholar Justin Bass, author of ‘The Bedrock of Christianity: The... more

10 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
#142 What did St Paul believe about justification, election and salvation?

Tom Wright talks to Justin about his book Paul: A Biography and takes listener questions on ‘justification’, election and salvation... more

03 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
#141 How do I talk to Muslims about Christ? Is Jesus the only way?

Tom answers questions on evangelism in a post-Christian world, returning to a message of repentance, whether we can know that... more

27 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
#140 Q&A on racial reconciliation and female leadership with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 2

Tom speaks on the role of the church in racial reconcliation in the USA and why he believes the Bible... more

20 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
#139 Q&A on New Creation & Salvation with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 1

NT Wright was interviewed by Pastor Miles McPherson at Rock Church San Diego. They talk about Tom's work to redescribe... more

13 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
#138 An evening with NT Wright at The Rock Church

Recorded at The Rock Church, San Diego, Tom Wright challenges us to think like first-century Christians, to imagine Jesus and... more

06 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
#137 Atheist asks: Was Jesus’ death just a ’bad weekend at human camp’?

Tom Wright talks about his book The Day The Revolution Began and answers listener Qs on Penal Substitution, the Old... more

29 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
#136 Talking to kids about New Creation & responding to William Lane Craig

Tom Wright answers listener questions on how to teach children about new creation, where our loved ones go after they... more

22 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
#135 My weekend with Queen Elizabeth II

NT Wright shares his memories of preaching for the Queen while he was the Bishop of Durham. He reflects on... more

15 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
#134 Should we cancel Luther & Calvin?

Should we value the theology of Luther and Calvin given the anti-semitism and killing they both endorsed? How do I... more

08 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
#133 Is faith anti-intellectual?

Is faith a valid way of knowing truth? Will we need faith in the new creation? Why is my church... more

01 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
#132 Is the Bible anti-women? Does God hear the prayers of agnostics?

Tom offers advice to a listener who is moving away from Christianity because she believes the Bible seems to treat... more

25 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
#131 Help! I’m on the brink of atheism... Deconstruction and suffering

Tom offers advice to two people struggling with their faith. One is having doubts during a period of deconstruction, the... more

18 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
#130 Do I need to tithe? Church rules, covenants and leadership

Should I always tithe 10% to my church? What do you think of signing church covenants? I don't agree with... more

11 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
#129 Would God need to redeem aliens? Life beyond earth and the cosmos

If the Universe is so big why did God choose to come to a small hill called Mount Zion? If... more

04 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
#128 Why did God make childbirth difficult? More questions about Eden and the Fall

Were Adam and Eve's pre-fall bodies like the resurrected Jesus? Was marriage a post-fall accomodation? Why does Genesis say God... more

28 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
#127 How do I reconcile Evolution, the Fall and Original Sin?

If evolution is true then physical death existed before the Fall - how do we reconcile that with scripture? How... more

21 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
#126 - From the slums of Kenya to new life - NT Wright meets Jey Mbiro

Justin and NT Wright speak to Jey Mbiro a Kenyan Christian who grew up as a street kid in the... more

14 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
#125 - Situation, Theology, and Hermeneutics in Galatians

Situation, Theology, and Hermeneutics in Galatians. Another bonus edition of the podcast featuring Tom teaching on his new video course... more

07 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
#124 - Medieval questions and the subject of Galatians

Medieval Questions and the subject of Galatians. A bonus edition of the podcast featuring Tom teaching on his new video... more

30 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
#123 How St. Paul changed the world Pt 2 - Tom Holland & NT Wright

NT Wright and popular historian Tom Holland continue their discussion about the way the writings and theology of St Paul... more

23 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
#122 Tom Holland & NT Wright talk about Paul

Who was Paul? What difference did he make to the world? What do we know about his conversion? Justin sat... more

16 Jun 2022 · 33 minutes
#121 Making sense of The Trinity

Ahead of Trinity Sunday, Tom answers questions about the Trinity: How do I explain the Trinity without accidental heresy? is... more

09 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
#120 New Testament Q&A: Pharisees, contradictions & oral tradition

Tom answers listener questions on the New Testament. Were the Pharisees all bad? How do we reconcile the different Gospel... more

02 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
#119 Old Testament Q&A: Noah, Moses and where to start

Tom answers questions on the Old Testament - Where should a new Christian start? Did events like Noahs flood and... more

26 May 2022 · 22 minutes
#118 Mental health: Am I failing God by taking medication?

Does taking anti-depressant medication mean I'm failing to trust God? I was told to read the Bible to cure my... more

19 May 2022 · 18 minutes
#117 I can’t shake my sinful addiction

Tom answers pastoral question from listeners about how to develop spiritual disciplines, escaping the cycle of besetting sin, and how... more

13 May 2022 · 27 minutes
#116 Questions about Surprised By Hope

Tom answers questions on his bestselling book 'Surprised by Hope'. Do certain Bible passages contradict the idea of a renewed... more

04 May 2022 · 24 minutes
#115 Part 2: NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on race and the church

Hear the audience Q&A that followed NT Wright and Esau McCaulley's conversation on race and the church, hosted by Tim... more

28 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#114 NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on Reading the Gospels While Black Pt 1

In this bonus episode, hear NT Wright's conversation with Rev Esau McCaulley, author of 'Reading While Black', on race and... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
#113 Was Judas predestined to betray? Did the disciples hallucinate?

NT Wright answers question about the Easter story. Is it fair that Judas was predestined to betray Christ? Did the... more

14 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
#112 How do I pray for Ukraine?

Tom shares his thoughts on the Ukraine conflict and answers listener questions on how to pray for Ukraine and whether... more

07 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
#111 Why can’t Christians agree on doctrine?

How important is it to get our doctrine right? Why read the Bible if theologians can't agree on its interpretation?... more

31 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
#110 I feel guilty about evangelism

How far should Christians seek to impose their moral beliefs on a secular society? How do I evangelise without being... more

24 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
#109 Am I guilty of my friend’s suicide?

NT Wright responds to a variety of pastoral questions around ethical dilemmas and regrets: Should I boycott the Qatar world... more

17 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
#108 What if I’m not really saved?

Can we lose our salvation? What if I don't feel worthy to be a disciple of Jesus? Could I think... more

10 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
#107 Baptism: What happens? Should we baptise infants?

What happens at baptism? How does John's baptism of repentance differ from Christian baptism? And what does Tom think of... more

03 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
#106 Is cremation or burial best?

Tom continues to answer listener questions on the practical side of death - funerals, cremation vs burial and organ donation.... more

24 Feb 2022 · 23 minutes
#105 The theology of death

Tom and Justin engage listener's theological questions about death - lamenting death, Paul's view of death as an 'enemy', and... more

17 Feb 2022 · 22 minutes
#104 Are good works evidence of saving faith?

What are 'good works' and are they evidence of saving faith? What about Muslims who do better 'works' than Christians?... more

10 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
#103 Vaccines, mandates and civil disobedience

Should faith leaders speak out in favour of vaccines? Is it ok for Christians to disobey government mandates? What about... more

03 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
#102 Does God predetermine everything?

What does Tom think of the Calvinist view that God predetermines everything? What is his view on Open Theism? What... more

27 Jan 2022 · 20 minutes
#101 Sacrificial Love - NT Wright at London Bible Week

Tom Wright speaks on 'Sacrificial Love' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the USA... more

20 Jan 2022 · 56 minutes
#100 Jesus the revolutionary - NT Wright at London Bible Week

Tom Wright speaks on 'Jesus the Revolutionary' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the... more

13 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
#99 Jesus for everyone - NT Wright at London Bible Week

Tom Wright speaks on 'Jesus for Everyone' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the... more

06 Jan 2022 · 37 minutes
#98 Is it ok to be wealthy and go on nice holidays?

How should Christians handle personal wealth in a way that honours God? Is it wrong to take time for myself... more

30 Dec 2021 · 22 minutes
#97 Christmas special - your Qs about Tom‘s life and work

Tom answers listener questions about his role as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, his work habits and love... more

23 Dec 2021 · 22 minutes
#96 Qs on Marriage - Help...I‘ve become a Christian but my partner isn‘t interested in getting married

Does the church idolise marriage? I've become a Christian but my partner isn't interested in marriage - what should I... more

16 Dec 2021 · 24 minutes
#95 Did it really happen? Questions on the reliability of the Bible

How should we approach historical scholarship that undermines the Bible? Was early Christian persecution exaggerated? Did saints really rise from... more

09 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
#94 Forgiveness - Is there an unforgivable sin? Can I forfeit God‘s forgiveness?

Why don't we get a second chance at forgiveness when we die? Is God's forgiveness dependent on us forgiving others?... more

02 Dec 2021 · 19 minutes
#93 Gendered language and God as ‘father‘

Why does the Bible use gendered language? Can I trust God as father when I was abused by mine? Should... more

25 Nov 2021 · 22 minutes
#92 Why are people evil? Could God be evil?

Why are some people so totally evil? Is it possible that God could be evil? Will Satan and Jesus become... more

18 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
#91 Tom‘s problems with Platonism

NT Wright frequently mentions the problem of Christianity being infected by Platonism. But what does that mean? And what about... more

11 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
#90 Galatians, Tom vs Luther and gender

Tom has recently had a major new commentary on Galatians published. Justin talks to him about it and poses question... more

04 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
#89 Audience Q&A on Paul: A Biography

Tom Wright takes audience questions on the person of Paul and is theogloy in part 3 of an event by... more

28 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
#88 Martin Bashir interviews NT Wright on Paul

Tom Wright speaks to Martin Bashir about Paul and the church in Part 2 of an event by SPCK to... more

21 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
#87 Who was the Apostle Paul and why does he still matter?

Tom Wright talks about the life and legacy of the apostle Paul in front of an audience at Westminster Central... more

14 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
#86 Deconstructing faith and answering atheism

Are altar calls too simplistic? I'm deconstructing help!... Can my atheist friend take the high ground on morality? Support the show... more

07 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
#85 Should I have a vasectomy? And other family questions

Is using punishments on children a form of coercion? What do you think about contraceptives? What children's resources would you... more

30 Sep 2021 · 28 minutes
#84 Why did Jesus have to die? What did it achieve?

Is saying Jesus 'had to die' putting a limit on God's forgiveness? And if Jesus defeated sin why does the... more

23 Sep 2021 · 25 minutes
#83 How do I feel God‘s presence?

Why don't I feel the presence of God? Should I have had a road-to-Damascus conversion like Paul? What should I... more

16 Sep 2021 · 21 minutes
#82 Disappointed by church

Tom comments on the Jonathan Fletcher scandal and answers questions from people disappointed by their church response to Covid and... more

09 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
#81 Do Jewish people need Jesus?

Are Jews saved under the old covenant? How should I share my faith with Jewish people today? Does the Bible... more

02 Sep 2021 · 22 minutes
#80 Live audience Q&A on evangelism

NT Wright answers audience questions on evangleism and the gospel. Get all of Tom's sessions from Unbelievable? 2021  Support the show –... more

26 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
#79 How to retell the Jesus story to a world that‘s forgotten it

NT Wright's opening address at Unbeilevable? the Conference 2021 Get all of Tom's sessions from Unbelievable? 2021   Support the show – give... more

18 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
#78 What did the apostles do after Acts? And Qs on the historicity of the New Testament.

Do the earliest Gospels lack a divine Jesus? Who authored 2 Peter? What do we know about what happened to... more

12 Aug 2021 · 17 minutes
#77 Gifts of the Spirit: How much should we value prophecy and tongues?

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? Are tongues genuine? Tom answer question on spiritual gifts and... more

05 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
#76 Will my daughter see the child she lost? Qs about heaven and loved ones

What does Jesus mean by 'many rooms in my father's house'? Will my daughter see the child she lost in... more

29 Jul 2021 · 17 minutes
#75 Qs about Jesus

Would Jesus have used miracles to make life easier for himself? Are some of Jesus' word too harsh? Could Jesus... more

22 Jul 2021 · 17 minutes
#74 Confused by parables

What's with the persistent neighbour? What lesson should we take from the shrewd manager? Is the story of Lazarus and... more

15 Jul 2021 · 19 minutes
#73 Vocation and calling

Does our vocation and calling on earth make a difference if God is going to put everything right in the... more

08 Jul 2021 · 21 minutes
#72 Christianity in Africa - NT Wright meets Ugandan church leader Richmond Wandera

Justin Brierley hosts a dialogue between NT Wright and Ugandan church leader Richmond Wandera on the challenges and opportunities facing... more

01 Jul 2021 · 35 minutes
#71 Should the story of the woman caught in adultery be in our Bible?

NT Wright answers listener questions on the New Testament, including a question about the reliability of John 8:1-11, Jesus on... more

24 Jun 2021 · 27 minutes
#70 Wisdom literature – Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Job

Tom Wright answers listener questions on Proverbs, Song of Solomon, the concept of ‘Wisdom’ in the Bible and whether we... more

17 Jun 2021 · 19 minutes
#69 Live show Pt 2 – How do we get people reading the Bible again?

The second part of the live audience show with NT Wright and Tom Holland recorded at Unbelievable? 2021.   Get all thevideo... more

10 Jun 2021 · 33 minutes
#68 Live audience show with Tom Wright and Tom Holland Pt 1

Justin hosts NT Wright and Tom Holland for a live audience edition of the Ask NT Wright Anything show at... more

03 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
#67 NT Wright & Douglas Murray pt 2 - Audience Q&A

A continuation of last week's show featuring audience questions to NT Wright & Douglas Murray during their Big Conversation on... more

27 May 2021 · 29 minutes
#66 A conversation with Douglas Murray on identity, myth and miracles

A special edition of the show in which Tom Wright sits down with noted cultural critic Douglas Murray to discuss Douglas’ own... more

20 May 2021 · 52 minutes
#65 Acts Q&A Pt 2 – Tongues, doctrine and evangelism

Should we use Acts for doctrinal guidance? Is speaking in tongues the mark of a mature Christian? Is there a... more

13 May 2021 · 17 minutes
#64 Questions on the Acts of the Apostles

Is church life in Acts prescriptive for us today? What guidance does Acts give about baptism? How should we understand... more

07 May 2021 · 19 minutes
#63 Facebook Qs Pt. 2: Bereavement, other faiths & atonement

Tom answers more questions on atonement, other religions and caring for those who have lost loved ones, sent in by... more

29 Apr 2021 · 25 minutes
#62 Facebook has questions - New creation, souls in heaven and Torah

In a special episode Tom answers questions sent in by members of the NT Wright discussion group on Facebook about heaven, souls and Torah.   Tom and Justin also look ahead to 2 special events: Tom’s forthcoming Big Conversation with Douglas Murray on... more

22 Apr 2021 · 31 minutes
#61 Could Jesus have been female? What about polygamy?

Tom tackles questions on whether Jesus could have been incarnated as a woman instead of a man, how you explain polygamy in scripture, and the question of... more

15 Apr 2021 · 21 minutes
#60 Should my girlfriend get baptised? What will we remember in heaven?

Will we keep our memories in heaven? How does the Isaiah 65 prophecy of a new world fit in with Tom’s eschatology? My girlfriend is a Christian but says... more

09 Apr 2021 · 18 minutes
#59 Evangelism and sharing the gospel

How do you explain the gospel to someone who thinks they haven’t done anything needing forgiveness? How do we answer... more

01 Apr 2021 · 19 minutes
#58 Genesis, 6-day creation and the first humans

Does Tom believe in 6-day creation? When did the first humans ‘made in God’s image’ appear? These and other questions on creation and evolution are... more

25 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
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Tom tackles questions on whether Jesus could have been incarnated as a woman instead of a man, how you explain polygamy in scripture, and the question of Biblical commands about... more