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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: On Service, For Discussion

Regarding service, Wright refers the description in Rodney Stark’s The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal, Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force …. of how Christians in Asia Minor reacted to the coming of plague in their cities … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Regarding Denominationalism, For Discussion

Regarding denominationalism – Our denominations, with all their ambiguities and puzzles, are often rooted in the very kind of ethnic distinctions or personality-based divisions which Paul went out of his way to combat. Perhaps that is one reason why moral … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: The Nature of the Spirit’s Work, For Discussion

Regarding the Spirit’s work, Wright notes (and this is a point of repeated emphasis) – Paul’s answer is emphatic, here and throughout his writings. Christian virtue, including the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit, is both the gift of God and … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Love, For Discussion

Regarding love, Wright explains, Left to myself, doing what comes naturally, I would fail. But the point of love is that it doesn’t. That is why love is a virtue. It is a language to be learned, a musical instrument … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Introduction

I got this book for free in exchange for agreeing to review it. But I didn’t promise a favorable review. Just a review. And I was thrilled to get this book for free, because otherwise I’d have bought it — … Continue reading

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