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Ask NT Wright Anything

The weekly podcast that connects you to NT (Tom) Wright’s thought and theology by allowing you to ask the questions. Presented by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with SPCK and NTWrightOnline. Hosted by Justin Brierley. www.premierunbelievable.com

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#22 Am I unequally yoked? What about singleness? What’s the point? Puzzled and pastoral questions.

Am I unequally yoked to my wife? What’s the biblical view of singleness? Was Jesus at my mother’s deathbed? What’s the point of it all? Tom answers the personal, pastoral and puzzled questions of listeners. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Podcast freebie: Get Tom’s new video course on reading scripture in public http://ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For Unbelievable? Live in LA https://www.unbelievable.live/ Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

32mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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#13 Christian sexual ethics, homosexuality and transgender

In this edition of the podcast Tom answers listener questions on how to have better conversations on sexuality in the church, co-habitation, whether the New Testament understanding of homosexuality was different to today and his thoughts on Transgender following a letter he wrote to The Times newspaper. For the newsletter, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: https://premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s books www.spckpublishing.co.uk/askntwright Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

10 May 2019

Rank #2

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#6 Female church leadership, complementarity and marriage

Tom answers questions on what the New Testament says about the role of women in church leadership. Does 1 Tim 2:13-15 forbid women from preaching? What does he make of complementarian vs egalitarian theology? How does he treat passages such as Ephesians 5: 22  ‘wives submit to your husband’?   For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s video courses www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For Paula Gooder and Francesca Stavrakopoulou debating sexism and the role of women in the early church https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Is-Christianity-sexist-Paula-Gooder-Francesca-Stavrakopoulou Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

30mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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#25 When Christians lose their faith

In the wake of two high profile Christians who have renounced their faith, Tom responds to listener questions on what defines being a Christian, whether we can lose our salvation, and what to do when a loved one cannot respond to the Gospel because of dementia. Tom also talks about his new book ‘History and Eschatology’ based on his 2018 Gifford Lectures. For ‘History and Eschatology: Jesus and the promise of natural theology’ by NT Wright https://spckpublishing.co.uk/history-and-eschatology For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

36mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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#28 Satan and the powers of evil

Are we supposed to believe in a literal Satan? What do the New and Old Testament say about the devil? In what ways does Jesus counter the forces of evil in his ministry and at the cross? Support the Ask NT Wright Anything Podcast and receive Tom’s brand new E-book ’12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’. Go to www.askntwright.com and click ‘give’. Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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#8 Resurrection, hell, universalism, dispensationalism (and much more)

In an extended edition of the show originally broadcast on the Unbelievable? podcast, Justin asks a variety of listener questions on dispensationalism, John’s gospel, inerrancy, salvation, hell, universalism and Tom’s favourite books, music and much more… For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For a 20% discount on The Bible For Everyone go to  https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-bible-for-everyone and enter discount code NTWRIGHT at checkout.   For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s video courses www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For other Unbelievable? episodes featuring Tom Wright: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-What-happened-on-the-cross-NT-Wright-Tom-Schreiner.-500th-podcast-episode https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/NT-Wright-James-White-debate-on-St.-Paul-Justification-Unbelievable Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

1hr 2mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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#16 Tom answers questions on prayer

What’s the point of prayer if God knows our needs? Can we claim ‘anything’ by faith in Jesus name? What do Tom’s prayer habits look like? These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com To get the video course on the Lord’s Prayer free www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable conference (enter SPEAKTRUTH at checkout for 10% discount until 20 June) Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

34mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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#27 Can I trust the Old Testament?

Tom answers question about when the Book of Daniel was written, is the book of Job historical and does studying the Old Testament undermine faith?    For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Plus – save the date… NT Wright will be a keynote speaker at Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 in London on Sat 9 May. Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or RSS Feed

33mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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#26 Bible translations and controversies

Listeners ask questions on which Bible translations are best and Tom’s own translation of scripture ‘The Bible For Everyone’. What makes a good translation, why doesn’t Tom capitalise ‘holy spirit’, and what does he make of Pope Francis ‘changing’ the Lords’ Prayer? For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or RSS Feed

34mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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#2 Qs on sacrifice, crucifixion and atonement

Tom Wright talks about his book The Day The Revolution Began and answers listener Qs on Penal Substitution, the Old Testament sacrificial system, Christ’s ‘descent to the dead’, and an atheist’s claim that Christ’s death was ‘just a bad weekend at human camp’. For prize draws and bonus content sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

27 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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#12 Genesis, evolution, Adam and Eve and The Fall

Tom Wright joins Justin to answer listener questions on how to interpret the early chapters of Genesis, what he believes about the nature of Adam and Eve, whether suffering and death existed before the fall and much more… He also pulls out the guitar once more for a Genesis-themed song. For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For Tom’s free video course on The Lord’s Prayer http://ntwrightonline/askntwright Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

35mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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#24 The New Testament In Its World

In a one–year anniversary special of the show, Justin and Tom are joined by Australian Bible scholar Mike Bird to talk about their major new collaborative book ‘The New Testament in its World: An introduction to the history, literature and theology of the first Christians’. For the book and tour dates: www.newtestamentworld.com For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

36mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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#5 Qs on the life of St Paul, justification and predestination

Tom Wright talks to Justin about his new book Paul: A Biography and takes listener questions on ‘justification’, election and salvation and what three things he would ask Paul if he were alive today.  For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s video courses www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For NT Wright in conversation with Tom Holland https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-NT-Wright-and-Tom-Holland-How-St-Paul-changed-the-world Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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#9 Old Testament violence, Andy Stanley and Greg Boyd

Tom responds to listener Qs on Andy Stanley ‘unhitching’ Christianity from the Old Testament, the historicity of the Exodus, and the way that Greg Boyd interprets violent portraits of God in ‘The Crucifixion Of The Warrior God’. For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For a 20% discount on The Bible For Everyone go to  https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-bible-for-everyone and enter discount code NTWRIGHT at checkout.   For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s video courses www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright For Unbelievable? with Greg Boyd & Paul Copan debating Old Testament warfare and violence: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Greg-Boyd-Paul-Copan-debate-Old-Testament-violence-and-Boyd-s-new-theology-in-Crucifixion-Of-The-Warrior-God https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Boyd-Copan-pt-2-debating-Amalekite-destruction-Ananias-and-Sapphira Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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#3 Qs on Christmas, the historical Jesus, Bart Ehrman & The Ascension

Tom Wright talks to Justin about Christmas and the birth narratives, and answers listener questions on the reliability of the gospels, Bart Ehrman on textual transmission, the dating of the gospels, and whether The Ascension happened as described. For prize draws and bonus content sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed End music: Bach Christmas Oratorio – Wiki Creative Commons

30mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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#7 Bible infallibility, Sola Scriptura and slavery

How should we treat the Bible? Inerrant? Infallible? Does it contain errors? Tom  answers questions on the nature of the Bible as well as related issues such as whether the Reformers were right to concentrate solely on scripture rather than church tradition, and whether there is a ‘trajectory hermeneutic’ when it comes to issues like slavery in the Bible.   For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For a 20% discount on The Bible For Everyone go to  https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-bible-for-everyone and enter discount code NTWRIGHT at checkout.   For the poetry book mentioned near the start - ‘Five Quintets’ by Michael O’Siadhail  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Five-Quintets-Micheal-OSiadhail/dp/1481307096 Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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#29 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit

Tom answers question on whether gifts of prophecy and tongues are for today, the roles of signs and wonders, and talks about his own experience of the Holy Spirit. Be part of the Ask NT Wright Anything live show in London at Unbelievable? 2020 on Sat 9 May: www.unbelievable.live For bonus content, newsletter and prize draws sign up at www.askntwright.com Support the show and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ’12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportntwright/ Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

33mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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#21 Free will and the problem of evil

An atheist listener asks a question about free will and the problem of evil. Will it be possible for there to be another ‘fall’ in the new creation? And the hosts of the Libertarian Christian Podcast have some questions for Tom about living as Christians in today’s world. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For a the buy-one-get-one-half-price offer on Tom’s books: www.spckpublishing.co.uk/askntwright For Unbelievable? Live in LA https://www.unbelievable.live/ Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

34mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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#15 A pastor losing his faith writes in. Tom responds to personal questions

In a special pastoral Q&A edition Tom responds to various questions on difficult family situations, unforgiveness and a church pastor who doesn’t know if he believes any more.  Plus,Tom whips out the guitar again for a Leonard Cohen classic. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For podcast listener discounts on Tom’s books: www.spckpublishing.co.uk/askntwright For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable (enter SPEAKTRUTH at checkout for 10% discount until 20 June) Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

42mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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#4 Qs on Mission, Evangelism, Islam and other religions

In this episode Tom Wright fields listener questions on evangelism in a post-Christian world, returning to a message of repentance, whether we can know that Jesus is the only way to God, and how to talk about Jesus with a Muslim. And Tom gets his guitar out again… For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed

31mins

1 Jan 2019

Rank #20