N.T. Wright at Asbury (1999)– Part One

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The Culture of Entitlement without Achievement

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Holden Thorp resigned yesterday as Chancellor of my beloved alma mater UNC, and one can only speculate exactly why. I would suggest it might have something to do with the man's integrity. After both athletic and academic scandals plaguing the university in the past several years, and academic scandals helping perpetuate athletic fraud I am not surprised that the man got discouraged and tired of dealing with the culture of entitlement without achievement.What do I mean by that last phrase? … [Read more...]

A Lilac Tree for the Purple Girl

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This first picture is the last picture taken of the whole family me, Christy, Ann, David, and Yuliya at Christmas 2011. We were fortunately altogether one last time. Christy was not well, and the medicines for the pain and for healing (including percoset and prednisone) had put a lot of weight on her. She loved bright colors, but her runaway favorite was purple. She loved all things purple. Here is a shot of Christy, David, and I together at Christmas enjoying ourselves with our Santa hats. … [Read more...]

N.T. Wright on How to Study the Bible

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N.T. Wright on Adam, Eve and Creation

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N.T. Wright on Women in Ministry and the NT

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N.T. Wright on framing the Homosexuality Debate Properly

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Jazz Serenade from Getz and Barron

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A Week in the Life of Corinth becomes Best Seller

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I'm pleased to say that A Week in the Life of Corinth has done exceedingly well in the last six months, becoming something of a best-seller. In fact the publisher has decided there should be a little series of such books (say A Week in the Life of Antioch, Jerusalem, Ephesus, Philippi etc.). Here's where I ask you about which Biblical cities would you most like to see a historical novella recreation of Christian life in the first century? Now's the time to weigh in. Looks like I may do … [Read more...]