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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. www.premierunbelievable.com

#208 Questions about Doctrine, the Trinity and Baptism

#208 Questions about Doctrine, the Trinity and Baptism

February 29, 2024

What is the doctrine of the Trinity? Is the Trinity key to being a Christian? Is the doctrine of Baptism an essential? And should we be baptised if we've been christened? Tom Wright addresses these questions and more in this episode. This episode was originally aired on July 30, 2019 • Subscribe to

#207 Conversations about the afterlife with Tom Wright

#207 Conversations about the afterlife with Tom Wright

February 22, 2024

Heaven and Hell are the topic of today's podcast with Tom Wright answering your questions about the afterlife., What is the nature of hell and what does Tom believe about it? What can be said about annihilationist or universalist views? If our loved one's aren't with us in heaven, can we be happy th

#206 How do I share my faith with my New Age, Muslim and Atheist Friends? (Replay)

#206 How do I share my faith with my New Age, Muslim and Atheist Friends? (Replay)

February 15, 2024

What happens to those who don’t believe in Jesus? What can I say to my New Age sister? My Muslim friend gets so much comfort from her faith… do I need to evangelise her? These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. Subscribe and Rate the Ask NT Wright Anything podca

#205 What is Prayer, really?

#205 What is Prayer, really?

February 8, 2024

In this episode, Tom answers listener questions on prayer and shares some of his own habits and approaches to praying -- If God knows our needs, what’s the point of prayer? Can we claim ‘anything’ by faith in Jesus name? What do Tom’s prayer habits look like? These and more listener questions on tod

#204 A pastor deconstructs his faith, questions of sin and strugging with unforgiveness and other pastoral questions with Tom Wright  (Replay)

#204 A pastor deconstructs his faith, questions of sin and strugging with unforgiveness and other pastoral questions with Tom Wright (Replay)

February 1, 2024

From the archives: We hope you'll enjoy this pastoral episode with Tom as he addresses pressing questions on challenging family dynamics, navigating unforgiveness, and a candid exploration of faith struggles from a church pastor. Plus, a somewhat soulful touch as Tom shares a song again for us, with

#203 Christian unity, denominations and the modern Church (Replay)

#203 Christian unity, denominations and the modern Church (Replay)

January 25, 2024

In this replay from the Archives we’re diving into questions of Church Unity, Denominations, Worship and questions facing the Modern Church. Is attending church essential for being a Christian? What shapes our theology of worship? How do we navigate our denominational choices? For prize draws, bonus

#202 LGBTQI+, Transgender and Questions of Sexual Ethics (Replay)

#202 LGBTQI+, Transgender and Questions of Sexual Ethics (Replay)

January 18, 2024

Join Tom in this replay episode from the archives as he addresses listener’s questions on navigating conversations about sexuality within the church, co-habitation, and the evolving understanding of homosexuality in the New Testament and today. With insights into Tom’s perspective on LGBTQI+ and tra

#201 Interpreting Genesis, Adam and Eve, Suffering and the Fall (Replay)

#201 Interpreting Genesis, Adam and Eve, Suffering and the Fall (Replay)

January 11, 2024

As we dive into the new year here's a replay from the podcast archives, where Tom Wright answer listener questions on how to interpret the early chapters of Genesis, what he believes about the nature of Adam and Eve, and whether suffering and death existed before the fall... Tom also pulls out the g

#200 A Christmas Special - Tom answers your questions about his life and work (Replay)

#200 A Christmas Special - Tom answers your questions about his life and work (Replay)

December 28, 2023

In this replay from the podcast archives, Tom answers listener questions about his role as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, his work habits and his love of classical music... plus a Christmas question or two. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/14416561

#199 Can we trust the Christmas Narratives? Responding to questions about Christmas and Bart Erhman on the historical Jesus (Replay)

#199 Can we trust the Christmas Narratives? Responding to questions about Christmas and Bart Erhman on the historical Jesus (Replay)

December 21, 2023

Tom Wright responds to audiences questions about Christmas and the birth narratives, the reliability of the gospels, Bart Ehrman on textual transmission, the dating of the gospels, and whether the Ascension actually happened as described. If you would like to give to our end of year appeal please vi

#198 Veganism, ethics and activism (Replay)

#198 Veganism, ethics and activism (Replay)

December 14, 2023

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around if we should eat meat, whether we’ll all be vegan in the new creation and if violent protest is ever acceptable • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to

#197 US politics, conspiracy theories and prophecy (Replay)

#197 US politics, conspiracy theories and prophecy (Replay)

December 7, 2023

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions on the prevalence of conspiracy theories, US church support for Trump and the failed prophecies of his returning to power • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up

#196 Pain and suffering Part 2 (Replay)

#196 Pain and suffering Part 2 (Replay)

November 30, 2023

From the archives: In this second of a two-part episode series looking at the question of Suffering, Tom shares his thoughts on heart-breaking pastoral questions from listeners around how to respond to grief and mental health. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/14416

#195 Pain and suffering Part 1 (Replay)

#195 Pain and suffering Part 1 (Replay)

November 23, 2023

From the archives: Tom shares his thoughts on the difficult questions listeners have around issues such as dementia, death, the global pandemic and whether God himself suffers. NT Wright speaking with Miroslaf Volf on weeping, waiting and working with God in the pandemic https://faith.yale.edu/media

#194 Icons, praying to saints & dividing over sexuality (Replay)

#194 Icons, praying to saints & dividing over sexuality (Replay)

November 16, 2023

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around whether shrines are pagan, infant baptism is biblical and how we can live in unity with theological differences around sexuality. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newslett

#193 Should women preach and lead in church? What about marriage? (Replay)

#193 Should women preach and lead in church? What about marriage? (Replay)

November 9, 2023

From the archives: Tom answers listener questions around gender, women in leadership and the dynamics of family life. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to ask Tom your questions: https://premierunbelievabl

#192 Big questions from and about children (Replay)

#192 Big questions from and about children (Replay)

November 2, 2023

From 2020: Tom answers listener questions on how to talk to children about tricky things like suffering and hell. Plus, we talk about parenting and discipling children and young people For more on developing children’s faith at home: https://www.youthandchildrens.work/Faith-at-Home For resources to

#191 Donald Trump, gay cakes and white privilege (Replay)

#191 Donald Trump, gay cakes and white privilege (Replay)

October 26, 2023

Tom answers listener questions on the upcoming US election, religious freedom in the case of Christian cake makers, and the concept of ‘white privilege’ in current debates on racial justice. For Tom’s full talk on ‘Undermining Racism’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwohWaJHOp0 For Esau McCaulley’

#190 Ananias and Sapphira and more tricky theological questions (Replay)

#190 Ananias and Sapphira and more tricky theological questions (Replay)

October 19, 2023

From the archives: How do we reconcile the New Testament account of Ananias and Sapphira being struck dead with the cross-shaped vision of a God of love? These and other tricky theological questions on original sin, Open Theism and why God considers us ‘worthy’ of his love are answered by Tom. • Sub

#189 Brexit, Abortion, Race and Critical Theory (Replay)

#189 Brexit, Abortion, Race and Critical Theory (Replay)

October 12, 2023

From the archives: Tom tackles a variety of questions on ‘hot button’ political issues that have been sent in, including the place of faith in politics, abortion, racism and ‘critical theory’. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, ne

#188 Jean Vanier and when leaders let us down (Replay)

#188 Jean Vanier and when leaders let us down (Replay)

October 5, 2023

From 2020: In the wake of the news that L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was responsible for sexual abuse of women during his ministry, Tom Wright responded to questions from listeners let down by leaders and the church. Be part of the Ask NT Wright Anything live show in London at Unbelievable? • Subscri

#187 NT Wright livestream Q&A (Replay)

#187 NT Wright livestream Q&A (Replay)

September 28, 2023

From 2020: Tom Wright talks about his new book ‘God and the Pandemic’ and takes a variety of live listener questions in this livestream edition of the show. Justin and Lucy Brierley ask Tom questions on racism, other religions, the problem of suffering, heaven and the Gospels, all submitted during t

#186 Has the resurrection been debunked? (Replay)

#186 Has the resurrection been debunked? (Replay)

September 21, 2023

From 2020: It’s Eastertide so Tom is answering questions on the resurrection, including one listener who believes that the evidence of the women at the empty tomb has been debunked by modern scholarship. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, fre

#185 Questions on Crucifixion and Atonement (Replay)

#185 Questions on Crucifixion and Atonement (Replay)

September 14, 2023

From the archives: Just in time for Easter we bring you a show (recorded before lockdown) in which Tom answers listener questions on the crucifixion, the nature of atonement and forgiveness. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, news

#184 An Evening With NT Wright live in London (Replay)

#184 An Evening With NT Wright live in London (Replay)

September 7, 2023

From the archives, from 2020: In a bonus podcast special we bring you ‘An Evening with NT Wright’, hosted by SPCK and recorded live at Westminster Chapel London with an audience Q&A. Tom speaks on ‘Jesus, Paul & the question of God’ before engaging in an audience Q&A moderated by Justin on questions

#183 Pastoral questions on porn, personal tragedy and coming back to faith (Replay)

#183 Pastoral questions on porn, personal tragedy and coming back to faith (Replay)

August 31, 2023

From March 2020: Tom answers listener’s pastoral questions including a man racked by guilt over whether his wife’s miscarriages were a judgment on his porn addiction, a family wrestling with the death of a family member, and someone on a journey back to faith but unsure where to begin. • Subscribe t

#182 Questions about marriage and divorce (Replay)

#182 Questions about marriage and divorce (Replay)

August 24, 2023

From Feb 2020: Tom answers listener questions about marriage including:  What will our married relationships look like in the new creation? What advice do you have for someone about to get married? What do you think about divorce? Can I get married to a non-Christian? • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wrigh

#181 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit (Replay)

#181 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit (Replay)

August 17, 2023

From Jan 2020: 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. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and

#180 Satan and the powers of evil (Replay)

#180 Satan and the powers of evil (Replay)

August 10, 2023

From Jan 2020: 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? • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free

#179 Can I trust the Old Testament? (Replay)

#179 Can I trust the Old Testament? (Replay)

August 3, 2023

From Dec 2019: Tom answers questions about when the Book of Daniel was written, is the book of Job historical and does studying the Old Testament undermine faith?    • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to as

#178 Bible Translations and Controversies (Replay)

#178 Bible Translations and Controversies (Replay)

July 27, 2023

From Dec 2019: 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? • Subscribe to the

#177 Am I Unequally Yoked? (Replay)

#177 Am I Unequally Yoked? (Replay)

July 20, 2023

From Sept 2019: 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. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/144165619

#176 Free will and Problem of Evil (Replay)

#176 Free will and Problem of Evil (Replay)

July 13, 2023

From Sept 2019: 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. • Subscribe

#175 Pastor losing faith writes in; personal Questions; Tom plays guitar! (replay)

#175 Pastor losing faith writes in; personal Questions; Tom plays guitar! (replay)

July 6, 2023

Replay from June 2019: In a special pastoral Q&A edition Tom responded 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. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright

#174 Do I have to agree with St Paul? (replay)

#174 Do I have to agree with St Paul? (replay)

June 29, 2023

From July 2020. Tom answered listener questions on the life of the Apostle Paul, whether he wrote all the letters attributed to him, and whether contemporary Christians need to agree with all the views he gives. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More sh

#173 Will there be animals in heaven? (replay)

#173 Will there be animals in heaven? (replay)

June 22, 2023

From June 2020. Tom answered listener questions on heaven and new creation. Will free will still exist? Do near Death Experiences tell us anything about it? Will we be reunited with our loved ones… and even our pets? • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • Mo

#172 Is the World doomed? (replay)

#172 Is the World doomed? (replay)

June 15, 2023

From May 2020. In another show recorded pre-lockdown, Tom answered questions from listeners on whether the world is getting better or worse, on poverty and economic justice, and what climate change activism means for the theology of new creation. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: ht

#171 Tom answers Personal Qs on favourite preachers, authors and his own faith (replay)

#171 Tom answers Personal Qs on favourite preachers, authors and his own faith (replay)

May 25, 2023

From 2019. Listeners want to know about Tom -  Who are his favourite authors? If he could have dinner with anyone from the 20th Century who would it be? Why is he an Anglican? Has he ever struggled with his own faith?   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 •

#170 Tom on his life and faith, and the meaning of the cross

#170 Tom on his life and faith, and the meaning of the cross

May 18, 2023

First broadcast in 2017, NT Wright talks to Justin Brierley about his early life and how his faith developed over the years, before turning to the question of what the atonement means, as laid out in his book The Day The Revolution Began. This interview was first broadcast on The Profile podcast htt

#169 Broken Signposts and questions on forgiveness and salvation

#169 Broken Signposts and questions on forgiveness and salvation

May 11, 2023

From 2020: Tom talks about his book "Broken Signposts" and answers listener questions around how God forgives, conversion and how you can be sure you’re saved.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to ask To

#168 Questions on the life of St Paul, justification and predestination

#168 Questions on the life of St Paul, justification and predestination

May 4, 2023

From 2019: Tom Wright talks to Justin about his 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.    • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More show

#167 Questions on Mission, Evangelism, Islam and other religions

#167 Questions on Mission, Evangelism, Islam and other religions

April 27, 2023

First broadcast in 2019: 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!   • Subscribe to the Ask N

#166 Justin Brierley asks Tom Wright his own personal questions

#166 Justin Brierley asks Tom Wright his own personal questions

April 20, 2023

Justin Brierley is moving on from hosting the Ask NT Wright Anything show. Before the baton gets passed on to fresh hands, he sits down with Tom to ask him the questions he would like to hear answered, including: What do you want your legacy to be? Can you help me to pray and read my Bible every day

#165 A pastor losing his faith writes in, plus more pastoral questions

#165 A pastor losing his faith writes in, plus more pastoral questions

April 13, 2023

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 a musical treat from Tom. An archive show first broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast:

#164 Easter questions on the resurrection of Jesus

#164 Easter questions on the resurrection of Jesus

April 6, 2023

As Easter approaches Tom answers a variety of listener questions on the Biblical resurrection accounts, the nature of the resurrection body, why Jesus didn’t stay with us, and also shares his thoughts on popular psychology professor Jordan B Peterson. First broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the As

#163 Theology of worship, church and unity

#163 Theology of worship, church and unity

March 30, 2023

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian? What should our theology of worship be? How do we know we are in the ‘correct’ denomination? Tom Wright answers these and more questions from listeners about Christian unity. An archive show first broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright An

#162 Questions on sexuality and LGBT

#162 Questions on sexuality and LGBT

March 23, 2023

In this replay podcast from 2019 Tom answered 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 new

#161 Housebound prayers, computer programming, art and music - what counts as kingdom work?

#161 Housebound prayers, computer programming, art and music - what counts as kingdom work?

March 16, 2023

Tom answers practical questions about the role of those unable to be physically active - does their prayer and meditation make a difference in the kingdom? A computer programmer questions whether his work is a worthwhile activity in Kingdom terms? Are there any forms of art that go against our image

#160 Why bother improving the world? Can Christians attain perfection?

#160 Why bother improving the world? Can Christians attain perfection?

March 9, 2023

Why bother with earth and not just create heaven? Why try to make the world a better place if God is going to fix it? Is the world getting better or worse because of Christianity? Can Christians achieve perfection in this life, as Wesley claimed? Tom Wright answers listeners questions on the 'now-an

#159 What difference does prayer make? Tom shares his prayer habits

#159 What difference does prayer make? Tom shares his prayer habits

March 2, 2023

Tom answers listener questions on prayer including: 'Is prayer just telling God what to do?' and 'What difference does prayer make if God has already decided what to do?'. Kelly is nervous about praying out loud before a meal in public, and Jennifer is questioning the legitimacy of public displays o

#158 Why don’t I hear from God any more?

#158 Why don’t I hear from God any more?

February 23, 2023

CORRECTED AUDIO UPLOADED! Tom and Justin are back with a fresh batch of questions from listeners who are having trouble hearing from God. Nicole asks why 'Ask and you shall receive' doesn't seem to work in practise? Shelagh says she doesn't hear from God the way she used to - is it because of disobe

#157 Making sense of Adam, Eve and the Genesis creation story

#157 Making sense of Adam, Eve and the Genesis creation story

February 16, 2023

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. First broadc

#156 Have you ever struggled with your own faith Tom?

#156 Have you ever struggled with your own faith Tom?

February 9, 2023

Listeners want to know about Tom -  Who are his favourite authors? If he could have dinner with anyone from the 20th Century who would it be? Why is he an Anglican? Has he ever struggled with his own faith? First broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.lin

#155 Making sense of Old Testament violence

#155 Making sense of Old Testament violence

February 2, 2023

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’. First broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything po

#154 Tom answers Qs on universalism, hell and salvation

#154 Tom answers Qs on universalism, hell and salvation

January 26, 2023

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… First broadcast in 2016.   • Subscribe to th

#153 Is the Bible inerrant? Is ’Sola Scriptura’ correct? What about verses endorsing slavery?

#153 Is the Bible inerrant? Is ’Sola Scriptura’ correct? What about verses endorsing slavery?

January 19, 2023

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 hermene

#152 - Can women lead in church? Why does 1 Timothy tell women to ’be silent’?

#152 - Can women lead in church? Why does 1 Timothy tell women to ’be silent’?

January 12, 2023

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’? First b

#151 NT Wright Q&A with Bishop Joseph D’Souza on global mission - Oxford Conference Session 3

#151 NT Wright Q&A with Bishop Joseph D’Souza on global mission - Oxford Conference Session 3

January 5, 2023

Tom Wright and Joseph D'Souza host a Q&A at the Reimagining Global Mission conference in Oxford covering questions on the theology of mission and discipleship. NT Wright was keynote speaker at an Oxford conference on Reimagining Mission in the Global South, hosted by Bishop Joseph D'Souza of the Goo

#150 NT Wright on the multi-ethnic mission of the church - Oxford Conference Session 2

#150 NT Wright on the multi-ethnic mission of the church - Oxford Conference Session 2

December 29, 2022

In this second lecture from the Reimagining Global Mission conference in Oxford, Tom speaks on the multi-ethnic, multicultural, polychrome mission of the church. NT Wright was keynote speaker at an Oxford conference on Reimagining Mission in the Global South, hosted by Bishop Joseph D'Souza of the G

#149 Can we trust the Christmas story? Responding to Bart Ehrman

#149 Can we trust the Christmas story? Responding to Bart Ehrman

December 22, 2022

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. Replay of a show first broadcast December 2018   Sup

#148 NT Wright on Reimagining Mission in the Global South - Oxford Conference Session 1

#148 NT Wright on Reimagining Mission in the Global South - Oxford Conference Session 1

December 15, 2022

NT Wright was keynote speaker at an Oxford conference on Reimagining Mission in the Global South, hosted by Bishop Joseph D'Souza of the Good Shepherd Church network in India, in partnership with Premier.   In this opening lecture from the conference Tom speaks on how the story of Jesus through scri

#147 Catholics have questions

#147 Catholics have questions

December 8, 2022

Catholic listeners have sent in some questions for Tom, including: Will the elusive dream of Catholic and Anglican unity ever be possible? I'm reconsidering my conversion to Catholicism... should I take my 6 year old daughter out of the church? Justin Bass joins for a final time.   For the book 'Har

#146 Can a Christian vote for Biden? Can faith be disentangled from left vs right politics?

#146 Can a Christian vote for Biden? Can faith be disentangled from left vs right politics?

December 1, 2022

Tom is joined by Texan Bible scholar Justin Bass as they respond to questions from US listeners about right wing politics and faith. Where does patriotism fit with Christian worship? What do I say to family members who say I can't be a Christian and vote for Joe Biden? How do I talk to post-Christia

#145 Should I use the word ’heaven’? Will we know everything in the new creation?

#145 Should I use the word ’heaven’? Will we know everything in the new creation?

November 24, 2022

A listener wants to know if the suggestion of Old Testament prophets being raised from the dead presents a problem for the uniqueness of Jesus' resurrection? Is 'heaven' the in-between-state before new creation? Will we know everything once we are raised? Tom answers listener questions along with gu

#144 Why is John’s Gospel so different? What did Paul know about Jesus?

#144 Why is John’s Gospel so different? What did Paul know about Jesus?

November 17, 2022

Tom Wright and Justin Brierley are back with a fresh batch of listener questions on the gospels this week including: How do I reconcile John's portrayal of Jesus with the other gospels? Are the timings of the crucifixion accounts in conflict? And what did Paul know about Jesus? New Testament scholar

#143 The bedrock facts of the resurrection - NT Wright & Justin Bass

#143 The bedrock facts of the resurrection - NT Wright & Justin Bass

November 10, 2022

Justin Brierley and Tom Wright are joined by New Testament scholar Justin Bass, author of ‘The Bedrock of Christianity: The unalterable facts of Jesus’ death and resurrection’. They discuss why the appearances of Jesus and the rise of Christianity count as historical evidence for the truth of the re

#142 What did St Paul believe about justification, election and salvation?

#142 What did St Paul believe about justification, election and salvation?

November 3, 2022

Tom Wright talks to Justin about his 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. From a show first broadcast in 2019.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.li

#141 How do I talk to Muslims about Christ? Is Jesus the only way?

#141 How do I talk to Muslims about Christ? Is Jesus the only way?

October 27, 2022

Tom answers 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 in a show first broadcast in 2019. And Tom gets his guitar out again…   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wrig

#140 Q&A on racial reconciliation and female leadership with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 2

#140 Q&A on racial reconciliation and female leadership with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 2

October 20, 2022

Tom speaks on the role of the church in racial reconcliation in the USA and why he believes the Bible affirms the leadership roles of both men and women. This is the second part of Tom's on-stage interview with Pastor Miles McPherson, recorded at Rock Church, San Diego in 2019.   Used with permissio

#139 Q&A on New Creation & Salvation with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 1

#139 Q&A on New Creation & Salvation with Pastor Miles McPherson Pt 1

October 13, 2022

NT Wright was interviewed by Pastor Miles McPherson at Rock Church San Diego. They talk about Tom's work to redescribe the gospel in terms of new creation, and what that means for the concept of 'getting saved'. Recorded in 2019.   Used with permission of Rock Church, San Diego https://www.sdrock.co

#138 An evening with NT Wright at The Rock Church

#138 An evening with NT Wright at The Rock Church

October 6, 2022

Recorded at The Rock Church, San Diego, Tom Wright challenges us to think like first-century Christians, to imagine Jesus and the early church within the history, culture, and religion of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world. Recorded in Nov 2019.   For 'The New Testament In Its World': h

#137 Atheist asks: Was Jesus’ death just a ’bad weekend at human camp’?

#137 Atheist asks: Was Jesus’ death just a ’bad weekend at human camp’?

September 29, 2022

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’. First broadcast in 2018.   • Subscribe

#136 Talking to kids about New Creation & responding to William Lane Craig

#136 Talking to kids about New Creation & responding to William Lane Craig

September 22, 2022

Tom Wright answers listener questions on how to teach children about new creation, where our loved ones go after they die, and responds to a critique from William Lane Craig in a replay of an early edition of the show from 2018.    • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/

#135 My weekend with Queen Elizabeth II

#135 My weekend with Queen Elizabeth II

September 15, 2022

NT Wright shares his memories of preaching for the Queen while he was the Bishop of Durham. He reflects on her strong Christian faith and how the church can respond in faith and hope at this time of national mourning.   For the Unbelievable? show featuring other perspectives on the death of the Quee

#134 Should we cancel Luther & Calvin?

#134 Should we cancel Luther & Calvin?

September 8, 2022

Should we value the theology of Luther and Calvin given the anti-semitism and killing they both endorsed? How do I convince my Lutheran friend that not all 'works' are bad? Is it a problem that the Lutheran baptistmal rite uses the disputed ending of Mark? Tom answers listener questions on the influ

#133 Is faith anti-intellectual?

#133 Is faith anti-intellectual?

September 1, 2022

Is faith a valid way of knowing truth? Will we need faith in the new creation? Why is my church so anti-intellectual? Tom answers listener questions on faith, knowledge and reason. • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, an

#132 Is the Bible anti-women? Does God hear the prayers of agnostics?

#132 Is the Bible anti-women? Does God hear the prayers of agnostics?

August 25, 2022

Tom offers advice to a listener who is moving away from Christianity because she believes the Bible seems to treat women as second class citizens. Another is an agnostic who has been praying for the war in Ukraine. Will God hear my prayers if I'm not even sure I believe?   • Subscribe to the Ask NT

#131 Help! I’m on the brink of atheism... Deconstruction and suffering

#131 Help! I’m on the brink of atheism... Deconstruction and suffering

August 18, 2022

Tom offers advice to two people struggling with their faith. One is having doubts during a period of deconstruction, the other can't get past the problem of suffering.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up t

#130 Do I need to tithe? Church rules, covenants and leadership

#130 Do I need to tithe? Church rules, covenants and leadership

August 11, 2022

Should I always tithe 10% to my church? What do you think of signing church covenants? I don't agree with my church leadership on complementarianism, but I love the members - should I stay? Tom answers listener questions on church practise and rules.   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podca

#129 Would God need to redeem aliens? Life beyond earth and the cosmos

#129 Would God need to redeem aliens? Life beyond earth and the cosmos

August 4, 2022

If the Universe is so big why did God choose to come to a small hill called Mount Zion? If there is sentient life beyond earth would it need redeeming too? Are the Nephilim evidence of aliens and UFOs? Tom answers questions on aliens and the cosmos!   • Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcas

#128 Why did God make childbirth difficult? More questions about Eden and the Fall

#128 Why did God make childbirth difficult? More questions about Eden and the Fall

July 28, 2022

Were Adam and Eve's pre-fall bodies like the resurrected Jesus? Was marriage a post-fall accomodation? Why does Genesis say God made childbirth more difficult after the fall? NT Wright answers more questions on the Garden of Eden and the Creation story.   • To sponsor a child text JUSTIN to 83393 (U

#127 How do I reconcile Evolution, the Fall and Original Sin?

#127 How do I reconcile Evolution, the Fall and Original Sin?

July 21, 2022

If evolution is true then physical death existed before the Fall - how do we reconcile that with scripture? How do we reconcile evolution with the concept of a first man and woman and original sin? Did the Fall also affect the rest of the universe?   Tom answers listener questions on evolution, crea

#126 - From the slums of Kenya to new life - NT Wright meets Jey Mbiro

#126 - From the slums of Kenya to new life - NT Wright meets Jey Mbiro

July 14, 2022

Justin and NT Wright speak to Jey Mbiro a Kenyan Christian who grew up as a street kid in the slums of Nairobi and was imprisoned aged just 9. They talk about poverty, the church in East Africa and Jey's own story of transformation thanks to Compassion. Please sponsor a child:  Text JUSTIN to 83393

#125 - Situation, Theology, and Hermeneutics in Galatians

#125 - Situation, Theology, and Hermeneutics in Galatians

July 7, 2022

Situation, Theology, and Hermeneutics in Galatians. Another bonus edition of the podcast featuring Tom teaching on his new video course on Galatians. Get an exclusive listener discount on the course: https://www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to ask

#124 - Medieval questions and the subject of Galatians

#124 - Medieval questions and the subject of Galatians

June 30, 2022

Medieval Questions and the subject of Galatians. A bonus edition of the podcast featuring Tom teaching on his new video course on Galatians. Get an exclusive listener discount on the course: https://www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright • More shows, free eBook, newsletter, and sign up to ask Tom your

#123 How St. Paul changed the world Pt 2 - Tom Holland & NT Wright

#123 How St. Paul changed the world Pt 2 - Tom Holland & NT Wright

June 23, 2022

NT Wright and popular historian Tom Holland continue their discussion about the way the writings and theology of St Paul changed the modern world. Watch the conversation between Tom Holland and NT Wright: https://youtu.be/nlf_ULB26cU For Mikhaila Peterson & John Mccray live event: http://www.unbelie

#122 Tom Holland & NT Wright talk about Paul

#122 Tom Holland & NT Wright talk about Paul

June 16, 2022

Who was Paul? What difference did he make to the world? What do we know about his conversion? Justin sat down with NT Wright and popular historian Tom Holland to talk about NT Wright's then-recently published book Paul: A Biography in a conversation that took place in 2018. Watch the conversation be

#121 Making sense of The Trinity

#121 Making sense of The Trinity

June 9, 2022

Ahead of Trinity Sunday, Tom answers questions about the Trinity: How do I explain the Trinity without accidental heresy? is there a hierarchy in the Trinity? Can you explain Jesus' prayer for intimacy with the Father and the Spirit in John 17? • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premieru

#120 New Testament Q&A: Pharisees, contradictions & oral tradition

#120 New Testament Q&A: Pharisees, contradictions & oral tradition

June 2, 2022

Tom answers listener questions on the New Testament. Were the Pharisees all bad? How do we reconcile the different Gospel endings about where the disciples stayed after the resurrection? Is the oral tradition, before the Gospels were written down, reliable? • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: htt

#119 Old Testament Q&A: Noah, Moses and where to start

#119 Old Testament Q&A: Noah, Moses and where to start

May 26, 2022

Tom answers questions on the Old Testament - Where should a new Christian start? Did events like Noahs flood and Jonah and the whale really happen? Why did God attempt to kill Moses in Exodus 4? • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbe

#118 Mental health: Am I failing God by taking medication?

#118 Mental health: Am I failing God by taking medication?

May 19, 2022

Does taking anti-depressant medication mean I'm failing to trust God? I was told to read the Bible to cure my eating disorder - how do we educate the church? How do I reconcile the Biblical command 'do not be anxious' with chronic anxiety? Tom answers listener questions about mental health. • More s

#117 I can’t shake my sinful addiction

#117 I can’t shake my sinful addiction

May 13, 2022

Tom answers pastoral question from listeners about how to develop spiritual disciplines, escaping the cycle of besetting sin, and how to respond to homeless people with substance addiction and mental health problems. • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free

#116 Questions about Surprised By Hope

#116 Questions about Surprised By Hope

May 4, 2022

Tom answers questions on his bestselling book 'Surprised by Hope'. Do certain Bible passages contradict the idea of a renewed earth? What method can I use to share the gospel? What is the fate of those who reflect God's love but don't believe? It the Kingdom of Jesus is here, why is the world still

#115 Part 2: NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on race and the church

#115 Part 2: NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on race and the church

April 28, 2022

Hear the audience Q&A that followed NT Wright and Esau McCaulley's conversation on race and the church, hosted by Tim Mackie of The Bible Project. Broadcast with permission of Together PDX. • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook, newsletter & ask a q

#114 NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on Reading the Gospels While Black Pt 1

#114 NT Wright, Esau McCaulley & Tim Mackie on Reading the Gospels While Black Pt 1

April 21, 2022

In this bonus episode, hear NT Wright's conversation with Rev Esau McCaulley, author of 'Reading While Black', on race and the Bible and it's impact on the Church. Tim Mackie of The Bible Project hosts. Broadcast with permission of Together PDX. • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievabl

#113 Was Judas predestined to betray? Did the disciples hallucinate?

#113 Was Judas predestined to betray? Did the disciples hallucinate?

April 14, 2022

NT Wright answers question about the Easter story. Is it fair that Judas was predestined to betray Christ? Did the resurrection need to be physical? Could the disciples have hallucinated the risen Jesus? Is it significant that Jesus' mortal body was continuous with his resurrection body... but ours

#112 How do I pray for Ukraine?

#112 How do I pray for Ukraine?

April 7, 2022

Tom shares his thoughts on the Ukraine conflict and answers listener questions on how to pray for Ukraine and whether such events are evidence of the 'end times'. • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook, newsletter & ask a question: https://premierunb

#111 Why can’t Christians agree on doctrine?

#111 Why can’t Christians agree on doctrine?

March 31, 2022

How important is it to get our doctrine right? Why read the Bible if theologians can't agree on its interpretation? Whose books do you disagree with that you'd still recommend? NT Wright responds to questions about differences on doctrine and theology. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK &

#110 I feel guilty about evangelism

#110 I feel guilty about evangelism

March 24, 2022

How far should Christians seek to impose their moral beliefs on a secular society? How do I evangelise without being a 'Bible Basher'? I've been made to feel guilty about evangelism - so how do we fulfill the great commission? Tom answers practical questions on outreach and evangelism. · Support the

#109 Am I guilty of my friend’s suicide?

#109 Am I guilty of my friend’s suicide?

March 17, 2022

NT Wright responds to a variety of pastoral questions around ethical dilemmas and regrets: Should I boycott the Qatar world cup? What do about the fact my job involves working on the cell line of an aborted baby? Was I responsible for my friend's suicide after I rejected his romantic advances? · Sup

#108 What if I’m not really saved?

#108 What if I’m not really saved?

March 10, 2022

Can we lose our salvation? What if I don't feel worthy to be a disciple of Jesus? Could I think that I'm saved, but not be? Like those that Jesus says 'depart from me' in Matt 7:21-23? Justin asks the questions and NT Wright responds.  · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world

#107 Baptism: What happens? Should we baptise infants?

#107 Baptism: What happens? Should we baptise infants?

March 3, 2022

What happens at baptism? How does John's baptism of repentance differ from Christian baptism? And what does Tom think of infant vs believer's baptism? Justin asks the questions and NT Wright responds.  · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For Premier Unbelievable? live

#106 Is cremation or burial best?

#106 Is cremation or burial best?

February 24, 2022

Tom continues to answer listener questions on the practical side of death - funerals, cremation vs burial and organ donation. Is there a biblical approach to these topics? · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For Premier Unbelievable? live events & conference: https://w

#105 The theology of death

#105 The theology of death

February 17, 2022

Tom and Justin engage listener's theological questions about death - lamenting death, Paul's view of death as an 'enemy', and whether physical death is a result of the fall. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For Unbelievable? Live · For bonus content, the newsletter,

#104 Are good works evidence of saving faith?

#104 Are good works evidence of saving faith?

February 10, 2022

What are 'good works' and are they evidence of saving faith? What about Muslims who do better 'works' than Christians? Is it ok to 'show off' our good works on social media? And what is a healthy approach to work as a career? · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For Unb

#103 Vaccines, mandates and civil disobedience

#103 Vaccines, mandates and civil disobedience

February 3, 2022

Should faith leaders speak out in favour of vaccines? Is it ok for Christians to disobey government mandates? What about pacifism? Tom answers these and more questions. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For Unbelievable? Live · For bonus content, the newsletter, priz

#102 Does God predetermine everything?

#102 Does God predetermine everything?

January 27, 2022

What does Tom think of the Calvinist view that God predetermines everything? What is his view on Open Theism? What about the idea that Christ only died for some people? These and more questions are explored in the lastest show. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For b

#101 Sacrificial Love - NT Wright at London Bible Week

#101 Sacrificial Love - NT Wright at London Bible Week

January 20, 2022

Tom Wright speaks on 'Sacrificial Love' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com  · Exclusive podcast offers on Tom’s books and videos from SPCK

#100 Jesus the revolutionary - NT Wright at London Bible Week

#100 Jesus the revolutionary - NT Wright at London Bible Week

January 13, 2022

Tom Wright speaks on 'Jesus the Revolutionary' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com  · Exclusive podcast offers on Tom’s books and videos fr

#99 Jesus for everyone - NT Wright at London Bible Week

#99 Jesus for everyone - NT Wright at London Bible Week

January 6, 2022

Tom Wright speaks on 'Jesus for Everyone' at London Bible Week in 2017. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com  · Exclusive podcast offers on Tom’s books and videos from SP

#98 Is it ok to be wealthy and go on nice holidays?

#98 Is it ok to be wealthy and go on nice holidays?

December 30, 2021

How should Christians handle personal wealth in a way that honours God? Is it wrong to take time for myself and even go on nice holidays? And find out what Tom thinks about the failed European Super League!  · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the ne

#97 Christmas special - your Qs about Tom‘s life and work

#97 Christmas special - your Qs about Tom‘s life and work

December 23, 2021

Tom answers listener questions about his role as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, his work habits and love of classical music... plus a Christmas question or two. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to a

#96 Qs on Marriage - Help...I‘ve become a Christian but my partner isn‘t interested in getting married

#96 Qs on Marriage - Help...I‘ve become a Christian but my partner isn‘t interested in getting married

December 16, 2021

Does the church idolise marriage? I've become a Christian but my partner isn't interested in marriage - what should I do? What if I no longer respect my husband's views? Tom takes listener questions on marriage. · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, th

#95 Did it really happen? Questions on the reliability of the Bible

#95 Did it really happen? Questions on the reliability of the Bible

December 9, 2021

How should we approach historical scholarship that undermines the Bible? Was early Christian persecution exaggerated? Did saints really rise from their graves as Matthew 27 claims? · Support the show – give from the USA or UK & Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and t

#94 Forgiveness - Is there an unforgivable sin? Can I forfeit God‘s forgiveness?

#94 Forgiveness - Is there an unforgivable sin? Can I forfeit God‘s forgiveness?

December 2, 2021

Why don't we get a second chance at forgiveness when we die? Is God's forgiveness dependent on us forgiving others? Is blaspheming the Holy Spirit unforgivable? · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and

#93 Gendered language and God as ‘father‘

#93 Gendered language and God as ‘father‘

November 25, 2021

Why does the Bible use gendered language? Can I trust God as father when I was abused by mine? Should we pray to Jesus the son or God the father? Tom tackles these and more Qs. · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) · For bonus content, the newsletter,

#92 Why are people evil? Could God be evil?

#92 Why are people evil? Could God be evil?

November 18, 2021

Why are some people so totally evil? Is it possible that God could be evil? Will Satan and Jesus become friends again? Tom answers these and more questions from listeners on the subject of evil. · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) · For bonus content

#91 Tom‘s problems with Platonism

#91 Tom‘s problems with Platonism

November 11, 2021

NT Wright frequently mentions the problem of Christianity being infected by Platonism. But what does that mean? And what about parts of the New Testament that seem quite... Platonic? Tom answers listener Qs on the subject · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show

#90 Galatians, Tom vs Luther and gender

#90 Galatians, Tom vs Luther and gender

November 4, 2021

Tom has recently had a major new commentary on Galatians published. Justin talks to him about it and poses question from listeners about aspects of Galatians, including the fruits of the Spirit, whether gender will exist in the new creation, and where he disagree with Martin Luther's commentary on G

#89 Audience Q&A on Paul: A Biography

#89 Audience Q&A on Paul: A Biography

October 28, 2021

Tom Wright takes audience questions on the person of Paul and is theogloy in part 3 of an event by SPCK to mark the publication of Paul: A Biography in 2018. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/6Dv2vewlFyI     For the Confident Christianity Course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident  · Support the

#88 Martin Bashir interviews NT Wright on Paul

#88 Martin Bashir interviews NT Wright on Paul

October 21, 2021

Tom Wright speaks to Martin Bashir about Paul and the church in Part 2 of an event by SPCK to mark the publication of Paul: A Biography in 2018. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/6Dv2vewlFyI   For the Confident Christianity Course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident  · Support the show – give fr

#87 Who was the Apostle Paul and why does he still matter?

#87 Who was the Apostle Paul and why does he still matter?

October 14, 2021

Tom Wright talks about the life and legacy of the apostle Paul in front of an audience at Westminster Central Hall, London. The lecture was part of an event by SPCK to mark the publication of Paul: A Biography in 2018. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/6Dv2vewlFyI  For the Confident Christianity Cou

#86 Deconstructing faith and answering atheism

#86 Deconstructing faith and answering atheism

October 7, 2021

Are altar calls too simplistic? I'm deconstructing help!... Can my atheist friend take the high ground on morality?   Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwri

#85 Should I have a vasectomy? And other family questions

#85 Should I have a vasectomy? And other family questions

September 30, 2021

Is using punishments on children a form of coercion? What do you think about contraceptives? What children's resources would you recommend? Resources mentioned in the show: Youth & Childrens Work https://www.youthandchildrens.work/   Sally Lloyd-Jones: https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com/books/jesus-st

#84 Why did Jesus have to die? What did it achieve?

#84 Why did Jesus have to die? What did it achieve?

September 23, 2021

Is saying Jesus 'had to die' putting a limit on God's forgiveness? And if Jesus defeated sin why does the world still look so bad? Tom answers these and other listener questions.   Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) ·     For bonus content, the newsle

#83 How do I feel God‘s presence?

#83 How do I feel God‘s presence?

September 16, 2021

Why don't I feel the presence of God? Should I have had a road-to-Damascus conversion like Paul? What should I do about my feelings of shame?   Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a questi

#82 Disappointed by church

#82 Disappointed by church

September 9, 2021

Tom comments on the Jonathan Fletcher scandal and answers questions from people disappointed by their church response to Covid and a new Christian who has struggled to find a welcome.   Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) ·     For bonus content, the n

#81 Do Jewish people need Jesus?

#81 Do Jewish people need Jesus?

September 2, 2021

Are Jews saved under the old covenant? How should I share my faith with Jewish people today? Does the Bible endorse Zionism?    Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world (and get the show e-book) ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at ww

#80 Live audience Q&A on evangelism

#80 Live audience Q&A on evangelism

August 26, 2021

NT Wright answers audience questions on evangleism and the gospel. Get all of Tom's sessions from Unbelievable? 2021    Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com  ·     Exclusive

#79 How to retell the Jesus story to a world that‘s forgotten it

#79 How to retell the Jesus story to a world that‘s forgotten it

August 18, 2021

NT Wright's opening address at Unbeilevable? the Conference 2021 Get all of Tom's sessions from Unbelievable? 2021     Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com ·     Exclusive p

#78 What did the apostles do after Acts? And Qs on the historicity of the New Testament.

#78 What did the apostles do after Acts? And Qs on the historicity of the New Testament.

August 12, 2021

Do the earliest Gospels lack a divine Jesus? Who authored 2 Peter? What do we know about what happened to the Apostles after the close of scripture? Tom answers questions on the historicity of the Gospels. Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter,

#77 Gifts of the Spirit: How much should we value prophecy and tongues?

#77 Gifts of the Spirit: How much should we value prophecy and tongues?

August 5, 2021

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? Are tongues genuine? Tom answer question on spiritual gifts and offers advice to a group of friends experiencing unexpected prophecy and healing. Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws

#76 Will my daughter see the child she lost? Qs about heaven and loved ones

#76 Will my daughter see the child she lost? Qs about heaven and loved ones

July 29, 2021

What does Jesus mean by 'many rooms in my father's house'? Will my daughter see the child she lost in pregnancy? What about marriage in the resurrection? Tom answers questions on heaven and loved ones. · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, p

#75 Qs about Jesus

#75 Qs about Jesus

July 22, 2021

Would Jesus have used miracles to make life easier for himself? Are some of Jesus' word too harsh? Could Jesus have sinned? Tom answers questions about Jesus by listeners. · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world · For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a questi

#74 Confused by parables

#74 Confused by parables

July 15, 2021

What's with the persistent neighbour? What lesson should we take from the shrewd manager? Is the story of Lazarus and the rich man a lesson about hell? NT Wright answers these and other listener questions on the parables of Jesus · Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world · For bonu

#73 Vocation and calling

#73 Vocation and calling

July 8, 2021

Does our vocation and calling on earth make a difference if God is going to put everything right in the end? Does my past disqualify me from a call to priesthood?   These and more questions are answered by Tom Wright.   ·     Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world ·     For bonus

#72 Christianity in Africa - NT Wright meets Ugandan church leader Richmond Wandera

#72 Christianity in Africa - NT Wright meets Ugandan church leader Richmond Wandera

July 1, 2021

Justin Brierley hosts a dialogue between NT Wright and Ugandan church leader Richmond Wandera on the challenges and opportunities facing the church in Africa.   Richmond was able to escape poverty as a child because of Compassion International.   Please sponsor a child:   Text JUSTIN to 83393 (USA o

#71 Should the story of the woman caught in adultery be in our Bible?

#71 Should the story of the woman caught in adultery be in our Bible?

June 24, 2021

NT Wright answers listener questions on the New Testament, including a question about the reliability of John 8:1-11, Jesus on prayer and petition, and whether Paul made a mistake about the promise to Abraham in Romans 4.   ·     Get all the video seminars from Unbelievable? 2021  ·     Support the

#70 Wisdom literature – Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Job

#70 Wisdom literature – Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Job

June 17, 2021

Tom Wright answers listener questions on Proverbs, Song of Solomon, the concept of ‘Wisdom’ in the Bible and whether we should take the book of Job literally?  *  Get all thevideo seminars from Unbelievable? 2021   *  Support the show– give from the USA or Rest of the world  * For bonus content,

#69 Live show Pt 2 – How do we get people reading the Bible again?

#69 Live show Pt 2 – How do we get people reading the Bible again?

June 10, 2021

The second part of the live audience show with NT Wright and Tom Holland recorded at Unbelievable? 2021.  *  Get all thevideo seminars from Unbelievable? 2021   *  Support the show– give from the USA or Rest of the world  * For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draws and to ask a question sign

#68 Live audience show with Tom Wright and Tom Holland Pt 1

#68 Live audience show with Tom Wright and Tom Holland Pt 1

June 3, 2021

Justin hosts NT Wright and Tom Holland for a live audience edition of the Ask NT Wright Anything show at Unbelievable? 2021.   ·     Get all the video seminars from Unbelievable? 2021  ·     Support the show – give from the USA or Rest of the world ·     For bonus content, the newsletter, prize draw

#67 NT Wright & Douglas Murray pt 2 - Audience Q&A

#67 NT Wright & Douglas Murray pt 2 - Audience Q&A

May 27, 2021

A continuation of last week's show featuring audience questions to NT Wright & Douglas Murray during their Big Conversation on 'how do we live in a post-Christian world?'    ·     Take our survey on this conversation and sign up at The Big Conversation for more updates and shows ·     Get Tom’s vide

#66 A conversation with Douglas Murray on identity, myth and miracles

#66 A conversation with Douglas Murray on identity, myth and miracles

May 20, 2021

A special edition of the show in which Tom Wright sits down with noted cultural critic Douglas Murray to discuss Douglas’ own journey in and out of faith, the church and culture, and whether Christianity can makes sense of a post-Christian world. Originally aired as part of The Big Conversation from

#65 Acts Q&A Pt 2 – Tongues, doctrine and evangelism

#65 Acts Q&A Pt 2 – Tongues, doctrine and evangelism

May 13, 2021

Should we use Acts for doctrinal guidance? Is speaking in tongues the mark of a mature Christian? Is there a difference between the Paul of Acts and the letters? How should Acts inspire us to live today? Tom responds to more questions from participants on the NT Wright Online video course on The Act

#64 Questions on the Acts of the Apostles

#64 Questions on the Acts of the Apostles

May 7, 2021

Is church life in Acts prescriptive for us today? What guidance does Acts give about baptism? How should we understand the signs and wonders in Acts? Tom responds to these and more questions from participants on the NT Wright Online video course on The Acts Of The Apostles. ·     See NT Wright & Dou

#63 Facebook Qs Pt. 2: Bereavement, other faiths & atonement

#63 Facebook Qs Pt. 2: Bereavement, other faiths & atonement

April 29, 2021

Tom answers more questions on atonement, other religions and caring for those who have lost loved ones, sent in by members of the NT Wright discussion group.   ·     See NT Wright & Douglas Murray live in conversation on Thurs 13 May   ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wright Anything confer

#62 Facebook has questions - New creation, souls in heaven and Torah

#62 Facebook has questions - New creation, souls in heaven and Torah

April 22, 2021

In a special episode Tom answers questions sent in by members of the NT Wright discussion group on Facebook about heaven, souls and Torah.   Tom and Justin also look ahead to 2 special events: Tom’s forthcoming Big Conversation with Douglas Murray on 13th May and Unbelievable? The Conference on 15th

#61 Could Jesus have been female? What about polygamy?

#61 Could Jesus have been female? What about polygamy?

April 15, 2021

Tom tackles questions on whether Jesus could have been incarnated as a woman instead of a man, how you explain polygamy in scripture, and the question of Biblical commands about men and women speaking in church.   ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wright Anything conference on Sat 15 May ·  

#60 Should my girlfriend get baptised? What will we remember in heaven?

#60 Should my girlfriend get baptised? What will we remember in heaven?

April 9, 2021

Will we keep our memories in heaven? How does the Isaiah 65 prophecy of a new world fit in with Tom’s eschatology? My girlfriend is a Christian but says she doesn’t want to get baptised – what should I do? Plus Tom gets interrupted by a young visitor!   ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wrig

#59 Evangelism and sharing the gospel

#59 Evangelism and sharing the gospel

April 1, 2021

How do you explain the gospel to someone who thinks they haven’t done anything needing forgiveness? How do we answer those who say Christianity is irrelevant?  How do we help those who believe but don’t live out their faith?    ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wright Anything conference on

#58 Genesis, 6-day creation and the first humans

#58 Genesis, 6-day creation and the first humans

March 25, 2021

Does Tom believe in 6-day creation? When did the first humans ‘made in God’s image’ appear? These and other questions on creation and evolution are tackled by Tom.   Plus a bonus song on the end of the episode! Tom and geneticist Francis Collins perform a duet of their song ‘Genesis’. To hear their

#57 The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches

#57 The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches

March 18, 2021

Tom responds to questions on why the Roman Catholic bible includes more books than Protestant versions, what he makes of the Eastern Orthodox tradition and a listener who is thinking of ‘crossing the Tiber’. There’s also a sneak preview of our forthcoming CS Lewis podcast with Alister McGrath. Regis

#56 Fasting, resting and worship

#56 Fasting, resting and worship

March 11, 2021

Is fasting a practice that Christians should take up? How does Tom balance work and rest? Has Sunday worship become just a musical event? Tom answers listener questions on Christian practices. ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wright Anything conference on Sat 15 May ·     Support the show a

#55 Ravi, Carl Lentz & the fall of Christian leaders

#55 Ravi, Carl Lentz & the fall of Christian leaders

March 4, 2021

Tom responds to listeners concerned about recent scandals among Christian leaders. Is restoration possible or appropriate? What does the Bible tell us about leadership, authority and accountability? ·     Book for the Unbelievable? & Ask NT Wright Anything conference on Sat 15 May http://www.unbelie

#54 Veganism, ethics and activism

#54 Veganism, ethics and activism

February 25, 2021

Tom answers listener questions around if we should eat meat, whether we’ll all be vegan in the new creation and if violent protest is ever acceptable. ·       USA: Support the show from the USA at our new website and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life

#53 US politics, conspiracy theories and prophecy

#53 US politics, conspiracy theories and prophecy

February 18, 2021

Tom answers listener questions on the prevalence of conspiracy theories, US church support for Trump and the failed prophecies of his returning to power. ·       USA: Support the show from the USA at our new website and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, L

#52 ‘I wish I didn’t exist’. Pain and suffering Part 2

#52 ‘I wish I didn’t exist’. Pain and suffering Part 2

February 4, 2021

Tom shares his thoughts on heart-breaking pastoral questions from listeners around how to respond to grief and mental health. You can listen to part one of the podcast here. * Support the show and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ https:/

#51 Pain and suffering Part 1

#51 Pain and suffering Part 1

January 21, 2021

Tom shares his thoughts on the difficult questions listeners have around issues such as dementia, death, the global pandemic and whether God himself suffers. NT Wright speaking with Miroslaf Volf on weeping, waiting and working with God in the pandemic https://faith.yale.edu/media/n-t-wright-on-weep

#50 Icons, praying to saints & dividing over sexuality

#50 Icons, praying to saints & dividing over sexuality

January 7, 2021

Tom answers listener questions around whether shrines are pagan, infant baptism is biblical and how we can live in unity with theological differences around sexuality. * Support the show and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ https://resou

#49 Other faiths, Judaism and Gnosticism

#49 Other faiths, Judaism and Gnosticism

December 18, 2020

Tom answers listener questions, such as will Jews be in heaven? What about religious experiences in other faiths? And is Gnosticism the prevailing world view in America?  * Support the show and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ https://re

#48 Broken Signposts and questions on forgiveness and salvation

#48 Broken Signposts and questions on forgiveness and salvation

December 3, 2020

Tom talks about his latest book and answers listener questions around how God forgives, conversion and how you can be sure you’re saved. * 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/supportntwr

#47 Should women preach and lead in church? What about marriage?

#47 Should women preach and lead in church? What about marriage?

November 19, 2020

Tom answers listener questions around gender, women in leadership and the dynamics of family life. * 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/ * For bonus content, the newsle

#46 Big questions from and about children

#46 Big questions from and about children

November 5, 2020

Tom answers listener questions on how to talk to children about tricky things like suffering and hell. Plus, we talk about parenting and discipling children and young people * For more on developing children’s faith at home: https://www.youthandchildrens.work/Faith-at-Home * For resources to help

#45 Worship in the age of Covid-19

#45 Worship in the age of Covid-19

October 21, 2020

Tom answers listener questions on how the church will be changed by Coronavirus, online communion and the challenges of worshipping in a socially-distanced way. * For Tom's book God and the Pandemic: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/god-and-the-pandemic  * Support the show and receive NT Wright’s bran

#44 Donald Trump, gay cakes and white privilege

#44 Donald Trump, gay cakes and white privilege

October 7, 2020

Tom answers listener questions on the upcoming US election, religious freedom in the case of Christian cake makers, and the concept of ‘white privilege’ in current debates on racial justice. * For Tom’s full talk on ‘Undermining Racism’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwohWaJHOp0 * For Esau McCa

#43 Tom on his life and faith and the meaning of the cross

#43 Tom on his life and faith and the meaning of the cross

September 17, 2020

NT Wright talks to Justin about his early life and how his faith developed over the years, before turning to the question of what the atonement means, as laid out in his book The Day The Revolution Began. This interview was first broadcast on The Profile podcast https://www.premierchristianradio.com

#42 Ananias and Sapphira and more tricky theological questions

#42 Ananias and Sapphira and more tricky theological questions

August 28, 2020

How do we reconcile the New Testament account of Ananias and Sapphira being struck dead with the cross-shaped vision of a God of love? These and other tricky theological questions on original sin, Open Theism and why God considers us ‘worthy’ of his love are answered by Tom in the latest episode. *

#41 Brexit, Abortion, Race and Critical Theory

#41 Brexit, Abortion, Race and Critical Theory

August 5, 2020

Tom tackles a variety of questions on ‘hot button’ political issues that have been sent in, including the place of faith in politics, abortion, racism and ‘critical theory’. ·        Support the show and receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ h

#40 Do I have to agree with St. Paul?

#40 Do I have to agree with St. Paul?

July 15, 2020

Tom answers listener questions on the life of the Apostle Paul, whether he wrote all the letters attributed to him, and whether contemporary Christians need to agree with all the views he gives. * Support the showand receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Lif

#39 Will animals go to heaven?... and other questions on new creation

#39 Will animals go to heaven?... and other questions on new creation

June 30, 2020

Tom answers listener questions on heaven and new creation. Will free will still exist? DO near Death Experiences tell us anything about it? Will we be reunited with our loved ones… and even our pets? * Support the showand receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible

#38 Lockdown livestream – Tom answers questions on Facebook Live

#38 Lockdown livestream – Tom answers questions on Facebook Live

June 11, 2020

Tom Wright talks about his new book ‘God and the Pandemic’ and takes a variety of live listener questions in this livestream edition of the show. Justin and Lucy Brierley ask Tom questions on racism, other religions, the problem of suffering, heaven and the Gospels, all submitted during the show via

#37 Is the world doomed? Global justice and climate change

#37 Is the world doomed? Global justice and climate change

May 21, 2020

In another show recorded pre-lockdown, Tom answers questions from listeners on whether the world is getting better or worse, on poverty and economic justice, and what climate change activism means for the theology of new creation. ·        Thurs 28 May – Apologetics & Covid-19 Webinar with Justin an

#36 Has the resurrection been debunked?

#36 Has the resurrection been debunked?

April 30, 2020

It’s Eastertide so Tom is answering questions on the resurrection, including one listener who believes that the evidence of the women at the empty tomb has been debunked by modern scholarship. * Support the showand receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life

#35 Qs on Crucifixion and Atonement

#35 Qs on Crucifixion and Atonement

April 11, 2020

Just in time for Easter we bring you a show (recorded before lockdown) in which Tom answers listener questions on the crucifixion, the nature of atonement and forgiveness. ·      We are sorry to announce that Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 has been postponed. For more details: www.unbelievable.li

#34 An Evening With NT Wright live in London

#34 An Evening With NT Wright live in London

April 1, 2020

In a bonus podcast special we bring you ‘An Evening with NT Wright’, hosted by SPCK and recorded live at Westminster Chapel London with an audience Q&A. Tom speaks on ‘Jesus, Paul & the question of God’ before engaging in an audience Q&A moderated by Justin on questions around Coronavirus, female mi

#33 Tom on Coronavirus, self-isolating and praying through crisis

#33 Tom on Coronavirus, self-isolating and praying through crisis

March 25, 2020

In a podcast special recorded from his home in Oxford where he is self-isolating with his wife Maggie, Tom talks to Justin about the Coronavirus pandemic.   They cover: How Christians can maintain spiritual health during isolation, the pastoral implications for churches now and in the future, and wh

#32 Pastoral questions on porn, personal tragedy and coming back to faith

#32 Pastoral questions on porn, personal tragedy and coming back to faith

March 10, 2020

Tom answers listener’s pastoral questions including a man racked by guilt over whether his wife’s miscarriages were a judgment on his porn addiction, a family wrestling with the death of a family member, and someone on a journey back to faith but unsure where to begin. * Be part of the Ask NT Wrigh

#31 Jean Vanier and when leaders let us down

#31 Jean Vanier and when leaders let us down

February 28, 2020

In the wake of the news that L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was responsible for sexual abuse of women during his ministry, Tom Wright respond to questions from listeners let down by leaders and the church. * Be part of the Ask NT Wright Anything live show in London at Unbelievable? 2020 on Sat 9 May:

#30 Questions about marriage

#30 Questions about marriage

February 12, 2020

Tom answers listener questions about marriage including:  What will our married relationships look like in the new creation? What advice do you have for someone about to get married? What do you think about divorce? Can I get married to a non-Christian? * Be part of the Ask NT Wright Anything live

#29 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit

#29 The charismatic gifts of the Spirit

January 24, 2020

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, n

#28 Satan and the powers of evil

#28 Satan and the powers of evil

December 30, 2019

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

#27 Can I trust the Old Testament?

#27 Can I trust the Old Testament?

December 18, 2019

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 keyno

#26 Bible translations and controversies

#26 Bible translations and controversies

December 5, 2019

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

#25 When Christians lose their faith

#25 When Christians lose their faith

November 19, 2019

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 ‘His

#24 The New Testament In Its World

#24 The New Testament In Its World

November 6, 2019

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 dat

#23 Tom talks about life, faith and atonement

#23 Tom talks about life, faith and atonement

October 16, 2019

In this interview with NT Wright from The Profile podcast, Justin Brierley interviews Tom about his life and faith, as well as his theology of atonement in his book The Day The Revolution Began. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For t

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

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

September 24, 2019

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.askntwrig

#21 Free will and the problem of evil

#21 Free will and the problem of evil

September 11, 2019

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 c

#20 Israel, Christian Zionism and the return of Jesus

#20 Israel, Christian Zionism and the return of Jesus

August 27, 2019

How should Christians think about the place of Israel today? Do the Jewish people still have a distinct role in God’s purposes? The Bible says Jesus will return ‘soon’, so why hasn’t he? These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. For the newsletter, bonus content,

#19 Doctrine questions about the Trinity and Baptism

#19 Doctrine questions about the Trinity and Baptism

July 30, 2019

How does the doctrine of the Trinity work? Do you have to believe it to be a Christian? Where do you find it in the Bible? What does Tom think about the doctrine of baptism? These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. For the newsletter, bonus content, prize draws

#18 Hell and Heaven

#18 Hell and Heaven

July 18, 2019

What is the nature of hell and what does Tom believe about it? What about annihilationist or universalist views? Can we be happy in heaven if we know that loved ones won’t be there? These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. For the newsletter, bonus content, priz

#17 Other religions, the New Age and Islam

#17 Other religions, the New Age and Islam

July 2, 2019

What happens to those who don’t believe in Jesus? What can I say to my New Age sister? My Muslim friend gets so much comfort from her faith... do I need to evangelise her?   These and more listener questions get addressed by Tom Wright in this episode. * For the newsletter, bonus content, prize dra

#16 Tom answers questions on prayer

#16 Tom answers questions on prayer

June 18, 2019

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

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

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

June 7, 2019

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

#14 The Church, worship and unity

#14 The Church, worship and unity

May 21, 2019

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian? What should our theology of worship be? How do we know we are in the ‘correct’ denomination? Tom Wright answers these and more questions from listeners, and chats with host Justin about Christian unity. For the newsletter, bonus content and to ask a que

#13 Christian sexual ethics, homosexuality and transgender

#13 Christian sexual ethics, homosexuality and transgender

May 10, 2019

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 newspa

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

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

April 24, 2019

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 dr

#11 Easter, the resurrection and thoughts on Jordan Peterson

#11 Easter, the resurrection and thoughts on Jordan Peterson

April 9, 2019

As Easter approaches Tom answers a variety of listener questions on the Biblical resurrection accounts, the nature of the resurrection body, why Jesus didn’t stay with us, and also shares his thoughts on popular psychology professor Jordan B Peterson. For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a ques

#10 Tom answers Personal Qs on favourite preachers, authors and his own faith

#10 Tom answers Personal Qs on favourite preachers, authors and his own faith

March 27, 2019

Listeners want to know about Tom -  Who are his favourite authors? If he could have dinner with anyone from the 20th Century who would it be? Why is he an Anglican? Has he ever struggled with his own faith? For prize draws, bonus content and to ask a question sign up at www.askntwright.com For podca

#9 Old Testament violence, Andy Stanley and Greg Boyd

#9 Old Testament violence, Andy Stanley and Greg Boyd

March 12, 2019

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.ask

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

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

February 26, 2019

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

#7 Bible infallibility, Sola Scriptura and slavery

#7 Bible infallibility, Sola Scriptura and slavery

February 12, 2019

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 hermen

#6 Female church leadership, complementarity and marriage

#6 Female church leadership, complementarity and marriage

January 30, 2019

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 p

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

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

January 16, 2019

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 li

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

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

December 31, 2018

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

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

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

December 11, 2018

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.ask

#2 Qs on sacrifice, crucifixion and atonement

#2 Qs on sacrifice, crucifixion and atonement

November 27, 2018

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

#1 Qs on Heaven, the Kingdom of God and the return of Christ

#1 Qs on Heaven, the Kingdom of God and the return of Christ

November 13, 2018

In the first full episode of the show, Tom Wright answers listener questions on how to teach children about new creation, where our loved ones go after they die, and responds to a critique from William Lane Craig.  BONUS CONTENT:  To enter the draw for a copy of ‘Paul: A Biography’ and to receive th

Tom and Justin introduce the podcast

Tom and Justin introduce the podcast

November 8, 2018

Register for updates, exclusive content and to ask your question at www.askntwright.com NT (Tom) Wright is the former Bishop of Durham, a celebrated Bible scholar, author, and Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Tom and Justin chat a