Jun 192015
 

N. T. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham for the Church of England, is a devoted pastor, a renowned biblical scholar, and a prolific author. Over the past year or so the following books of his have given me a much better understanding of God’s Kingdom and of The Gospel.

You can order them here (as an Amazon.com Associate Life Church receives a portion of the purchase price):

There is more material related to Professor Wright available here:

Pastor Rocklyn’s N. T. Wright Page

N. T. Wright’s books and video clips have been a great blessing to me over the past few years and I believe that they will be a blessing to you as well!

Mar 192014
 
N. T. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham for the Church of England, is a devoted pastor, a renowned biblical scholar, and a prolific author. I have been blessed by several of his Wright’s books and video clips over the past few years.

On Friday November 13, 2013 Professor Wright came to Harvard Divinity School. In the early afternoon he participated in a panel discussion of his latest book (note – this is an Amazon.com affiliate link):

Paul and the Faithfulness of God: N. T. Wright: Amazon.com: Books http://amzn.to/1gBmYBX

You can see the video here:

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Full Video) – YouTube http://bit.ly/OyAH6V

In the evening he participated in the Veritas Forum discussion:

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage?

You can see the video from that discussion here:

 Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Video) | Harvard Divinity School http://bit.ly/ODbFTI

There is more material related to Professor Wright available here:

Pastor Rocklyn’s N. T. Wright Page

Feb 152014
 

N. T. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham for the Church of England, is a devoted pastor, a renowned biblical scholar, and a prolific author. I recently finished reading his 2008 book “Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church”. I have read several of N. T. Wright’s books and watched several of his video clips over the past few years. They have been a great blessing to me and this book  is no exception.

In “Surprised By Hope” N. T. Wright offers a perspective on the Bible and the resurrection that has tremendous implications for the work of the church. I recommend it highly, and you can order it here (as an Amazon.com Associate Life Church receives a portion of the purchase price):

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church: N. T. Wright Amazon: Books http://amzn.to/M1JfkI

Bishop Wright has also recorded a set of 6 videos that deal with the book’s subject matter. I encourage you to check them out:

 There is more material related to Professor Wright available here:

Pastor Rocklyn’s N. T. Wright Page

Feb 102012
 

Note (April 13, 2017): This post will be updated (something it badly needs) over the next few weeks!

Old Word – New Meaning

Several years ago (probably sometime in 2006), while attending a meeting for local clergy, I heard the keynote speaker make a statement that I have never forgotten:

“Grace is the empowering presence of God enabling you to be who God created you to be, and to do what God has called you to do – right where you are.”

The speaker was the late Pastor James Ryle; he had been invited to address the monthly meeting of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA) by then BMA President Bishop Gideon Thompson. Later that year Pastor Ryle (again at Bishop Thompson’s invitation) taught several sessions at the 2006 Jubilee Christian Church annual convention. He elaborated on this same truth. Up until this time I had always thought of grace as “God’s unmerited (i.e. undeserved) favor” or “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense”, but on that day Pastor Ryle gave me a new and extremely helpful way to understand this critical concept. It blessed me so much that I wanted to share it with others; I began looking for Pastor Ryle’s teaching in written form.

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