Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Contemplating New Life

As part of our community's celebration of Resurrection, some of us have been exploring the theme more deeply through N.T. Wright's book, Surprised By Hope. We probably shouldn't be amazed that the more we go at it, the more it seems the Resurrection (that of Jesus as well as that for all creation) brings with it new energy, new possibilities. Pity that the Church is usually too tired or busy to think much about it.

For those who are curious to know more and aren't likely to go out and actually buy the book (it can be a little dense for the uninitiated!) I offer some online links for N.T. Wright resources. Most of this stuff can be had (for free!)on his web site, www.ntwrightpage.com. In addition, here's a few things for your iPod. (It can help make fruitful your morning commute!)

Two lectures on Resurrection: "Resurrection and the Future World," and "Resurrection and the Task of the Church." Given at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Roanoke, VA.

The Future of the People of God. A series of 4 terrific, sprawling lectures given to a gathering of "emerging church" leaders in 2005. (4 MP3s.)