Surprised by Hope: Bishop Wright on the Colbert Report

Bishop Wright being interviewed on the Colbert Report — giving as good as he gets.

Not many theologians get to be interviewed in such a forum, and fewer still come out as well.

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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4 Responses to Surprised by Hope: Bishop Wright on the Colbert Report

  1. Kent says:

    I love Colbert. This episode with NT Wright was the same episode as Cookie Monster. There is a guest list I never thought I would see!

    Seriously, though, Colbert is really funny (you have to understand he is an actor) and he routinely has on very interesting guests. I remember when he first started he had on Bart Ehrman and asked him about why he had renounced Christianity. It was fascinating. Colbert is an actor but he also grew up in the South around the church (can't remember which denomination). He also used to do the hilarious segment on The Daily Show "This Week in God". I would watch this guy any day of the week over the blowhards Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity.

  2. cobbmic says:

    Colbert is a devout Catholic; so is Steve Carrell.

    One of my favorite moments in the show's history was when he had on a Congressman from Georgia (actually, Colbert went to DC to do an interview with the man; he wasn't actually in the studio). Anyway, the Congressman was in favor of the Ten Commandments being displayed in public buildings. One of his reason was because people needed to know the Ten Commandments, since they are the cornerstone of our legal system.

    The funny part was that at the end of the interview–after the Congressman had gone on and on about the societal virtues of knowing the Ten Commandments–Colbert asked him to name the Commandments! The guy looked like a deer caught in headlights. I think he named three commandments, but only two of those were actual commandments.

    Here's the video

  3. cobbmic says:

    Sorry, I didn't realize that it wasn't clear what my first sentence referred to: the previous person who wrote a comment said they couldn't remember what denomination Colbert grew up in…that's the purpose of the first sentence.

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