NT Wright’s most recent work, "Paul and the Faithfulness of God," explores the ways in which the Apostle Paul matters for the world today. Dr. Wright presented his work in a series of thought-provoking lectures at Fuller Seminary as part of its conference on “Interpreting Paul for the Future of the World.” This collection of resources exists for people of faith—pastors, ministry leaders, and interested Christians—who want to join Wright as he thoughtfully engages the significance of Paul’s theology for God’s people.
Along with each video, we have also created supplemental curriculum that provides (1) introductory reflections to spark ideas for sermons or to help frame adult-education seminars, (2) lecture outlines, (3) discussion questions for use in small-group settings, and (4) key biblical passages for further study. Each segment is designed for use as a stand-alone study or together as part of a five-week series.
To download the curriculum PDF, head to fuller.edu/ntwright14-studyguide/
Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A for Plenary 1
N.T. Wright and Fuller Faculty (Marianne Meye Thompson and Tommy Givens)
Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A for Plenary 2
N.T. Wright and Fuller Faculty (Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Scott Sunquist)
Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A for Plenary 3
N.T. Wright and Fuller Faculty (Love L. Sechrest, Juan Martínez, Hak Joon Lee)
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Wright opens his lectures with a reflection on Paul’s letter to Philemon. He suggests that the gospel for this runaway slave and this slaveholder is first that God loves them so much that Jesus died for them. But the reconciliation Philemon and Onesimus experience with God cannot be separated from the reconciliation they experience with each other.
- Session 2: The One Triune God amidst Religious Pluralism, Clashing Kingdoms, and Prevalent Evil 60 minsSeries Only
The gospel was born into a world of pluralism. Paul himself was clear in his commitments to the one God of Jewish monotheism and to the life-orienting gospel of Jesus the Messiah. But as we see in passages like Philippians 2:7, the posture Christians are to assume in the face of this radical pluralism is the same posture they are to assume in the face of prevalent evil, that is, pouring themselves out in love for the other.
- Session 3: Who Are the People of God? Ancient Israel and the Nations, Modern Israel, and the Church—and Justification in... 66 minsSeries Only
Much has been made within Protestant Christianity regarding the role of Israel in God’s election of God’s people. Wright offers a corrective to the traditional reading of Paul by locating his understanding of justification within the larger framework of God’s covenant faithfulness in the person of the Spirit.
- Session 4: What Is God's Future for the World? An Eschatological Vision for the Kingdom on Earth 66 minsSeries Only
Heaven is important, but it’s not the end of the world. If Christians take seriously the groaning of creation as it anticipates the day when God will dwell with humans on earth, then our eschatology must be oriented around a renewed earth that God inhabits along with his resurrected people.
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How does NT Wright’s interpretation of Paul shape our life and ministry today? Fuller’s President Mark Labberton and NT Wright engage in a concluding conversation regarding the ways that biblical scholarship informs the ongoing life of a disciple.