Here is the full transcript of the interview Trevin conducted with N.T. Wright. This is a really great interview and I hope that every one of you will read through it or listen to the mp3 of it. The mp3 is available for direct download here.
I really appreciated Wright’s response and comments regarding his critics, in particular John Piper. Here is what Wright had to say about Piper and his new book:
“Piper is in a different category. He graciously sent me an advance manuscript of his book which is critiquing me and invited my comments on it. I sent him a lengthy set of comments. Iâ€™ve only just got on email about two days ago the book in the revised form and I havenâ€™t had a chance to look at it yet. So I cannot say whether heâ€™s being fair or not at this stage.
But I do know that he has done his darndest to be fair and I honor that and I respect that. People have asked me if Iâ€™m going to write a response, and the answer is that I donâ€™t know. Iâ€™m kind of busy right now. But I maybe should, sooner or later.“
I would love to see that response! Pray that Wright will find the time to respond and that this Piper/Wright dialogue will continue to bear fruit for God’s Kingdom.
The breakdown of the interview is also available in individual postings. Here is the breakdown:
- Wrightâ€™s conversion, calling, and personal worship
- Wright on â€œthe gospelâ€
- Justification by faith
- Justification – present and future
- Justification and the Roman Catholic Church
- Sola Scriptura
- Is Wright arrogant to assume he has just now figured out what Paul meant?
- Wright on his critics
- Justification in practice
- Wright on penal substitution
- Wright on the resurrection
- Wright on Evangelism
- Wright on Church and State
- Upcoming Writings and Conclusion