CHRISTOPHER JH WRIGHT Great Commission and Mission of God

CHRISTOPHER JH WRIGHT Great Commission and Mission of God April 12, 2024

Podcast: Reintegrate the Great Commission with the Mission of God with Christopher J.H. Wright

Author, The Great Story and the Great Commission

“The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:16-20) is the central driving mission for God’s people. But here is a question to consider: How does this commission that churches have for people relate to the mission that God has for every aspect of life? Before we know what our mission is, we must first know what God’s mission is.

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Christopher J. H. Wright (PhD, Cambridge) is the Global Ambassador of the Langham Partnership, strengthening leaders in churches around the world. He was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group and the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment from the Third Lausanne Congress of 2010. He has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel. Two incredibly influential books have been The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (IVP Academic) and The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (Zondervan Academic).

His latest book is The Great Story and the Great Commission: Participating in the Biblical Drama of Mission (Baker Academic, 2023). This book was the winner of the Christianity Today 2024 Book Award for “Missions/Global Church” and the Outreach 2024 Resource of the Year for “Mission and Cross-Cultural.”

In this book, Dr. Wright shows us that how we read the Bible has a profound impact on how we understand what mission is. He says,

“People read and preach the Bible in tiny bits and pieces, for its promises or rules or doctrines, and fail to take it as the true story of the universe – past, present, and future – a story in which we are called to participate as coworkers with God.”

You can purchase Chris Wright’s books from independent booksellers Byron and Beth Borger at Hearts & Minds Bookstore. Order online through their secure server or call 717-246-333. Mention that you heard about this book on the Reintegrate Podcast and get 20% off.


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