N.T. Wright Responding to Piper on Justification (Trevin Wax)

Those who read my series of posts on the debate between John Piper and N.T. Wright must read the following interview with N.T. Wright by Trevin Wax.  This is one of the clearest, most concise summaries of what exactly is at stake and which issues are on the table in the debate.  Let me quote at … Continue reading N.T. Wright Responding to Piper on Justification (Trevin Wax)

Piper v. Wright (7): Future Justification

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax featured in the June 2008 edition of Christianity Today.  Today we finish up with the final comparison from Wax's chart dealing with the question of the present and future realities of justification.  What … Continue reading Piper v. Wright (7): Future Justification

Piper vs. Wright (6): How Exactly Does Jesus Save?

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax featured in the June 2008 edition of Christianity Today.  Today we follow up the significance of the saving work of the gospel of Jesus Christ by asking the question: "How does this happen?" … Continue reading Piper vs. Wright (6): How Exactly Does Jesus Save?

Piper vs. Wright (5): The Gospel

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax featured in the June 2008 edition of Christianity Today.  Today we focus on the central message of the gospel.   What is the gospel?   PIPER: The heart of the gospel … Continue reading Piper vs. Wright (5): The Gospel

Piper vs. Wright (4): First-Century Judaism

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax in the June 2009 edition of Christianity Today.  Today we focus on the question: How do Piper and Wright differ on their understanding of first-century Judaism as the background of Paul's … Continue reading Piper vs. Wright (4): First-Century Judaism

Piper vs. Wright (3): God’s Righteousness

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax featured in the June edition of Christianity Today.  Today we look at "the righteousness of God." What does Paul mean by the righteousness of God?   PIPER: The essence of God's righteousness is … Continue reading Piper vs. Wright (3): God’s Righteousness