I thought I’d take a moment to update everyone on my current reading. I picked up a copy of N.T. Wright’s Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision the other day and am ready to dive into it. I have to say that I find his British understatement (and a seeming potshot at John Piper) in the preface to be somewhat humorous, and I thought I’d share just the first paragraph with you:
When I heard about John Piper’s book The Future of Justification: a Response to N.T. Wright, I was torn between two reflections. On the one hand, as they say, the actor doesn’t mind whether he’s playing the hero or the villain as long as it’s his name on the board outside the thater. On the other hand, there is a danger that if people typecast you as the villain the image may stick and you won’t get any other parts. So, despite my initial reluctance to get drawn into the details of debate when I am really far too busy with other things, I eventually decided that an initial response was called for.