Sunday, June 18, 2006

NT Wright

NT Wright discussing one of the objective's to his latest book.

"This leads naturally into Part Three, where I describe what it looks like in practice to follow this Jesus, to be energized by this Spirit, and above all to advance the plan of this creator God. Worship (including sacramental worship) prayer, and scripture launch us into thinking about "the church," seen not as a building and not even so much as a institution, but as the company of all those who believe in the God we see in Jesus and who are struggling to follow him.

In particular, I explore the question of what the church is there for. The point of following Jesus isn't simply so that we can be sure of going to a better place than this after we die. Our future beyond death is enormously important, but the nature of the Christian hope is such that it plays back into the present life. We're called, here and now, to be instruments of God's new creation, the world-put-to-rights which has already been launched in Jesus and of which Jesus followers are supposed to be not simply beneficiaries but also agents."


I think the above quote is so refreshing. It gives me hope to follow and serve God.

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