This free resource is from this year’s Awakenings conference and will be available for free download from 8/28 to 9/3, so don’t wait! Here is N.T. Wright’s full session, “The Healing Stream of New Covenant.”
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About the Resource
Jesus spoke of the promised Spirit (John 7.37-39) in terms of ‘rivers of living water’. This evokes scriptural promises (Ezekiel, Zechariah) of covenant renewal after failure and exile, with the new Temple established as the source of life-giving water for the whole world.
This translates into the gift of the Spirit for mission in John 20.19-23: Jesus’ death cleanses his followers so that, following his resurrection they can be new-Temple people, animated by his own Spirit, for the sake of the world.
This is worked out in Acts as heaven and earth are joined in Jesus himself (Acts 1) and the Spirit (Acts 2) so that the ‘new-Temple people’, as cleansed healers (with ethics seen as part of the missional vocation), confront the temples of the world, from Jerusalem to Athens and beyond, with the new healing, living reality of the One God.
About N.T. Wright
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. The author of over seventy books ranging from scholarly studies to books for a more popular audience, Wright’s audiences range from viewers of ABC News and The Colbert Report to attendees of various scholarly and ministry conferences, such as the Society of Biblical Literature and Duke Divinity School Pastor’s Conference, and numerous other speaking and teaching engagements.
Follow N.T. Wright on Twitter at @ntwrightonline, and click HERE to view his online courses, including courses on the Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Paul’s epistles to the Romans, Philippians, Galatians, and many more.
More from N.T. Wright
A Few of His Online Courses (see the full list here):
The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion (2016)
In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation
In the last two decades N. T. Wright has produced a succession of connected volumes that explore the nature and origins of Christianity. Wright has consistently argued that Christianity, while indebted to Second Temple Judaism, represents an explosive new development. With major books on method and background, Jesus, and the resurrection already in print, in Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Wright added a comprehensive study of the Apostle to the Gentiles.
Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues (2015)
Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good (2015)