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