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Ask NT Wright Anything
Ask NT Wright Anything

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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#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
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#87 Who was the Apostle Paul and why does he still matter?
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Tom Wright talks about the life and legacy of the apostle Paul in front of an audience at Westminster Central Hall, London.... more