Thanks to Gavin for giving us details about this foreign intervention in the Diocese of Tennessee. And at a United Methodist Church no less! 😉

Seriously though, this looks to be a great event, I hope to see many people there. {HT: Gavin}

N.T. Wright

Cokesbury and West End United Methodist Church invite you to enjoy an evening of conversation and fellowship with N. T. Wright

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Anglican Bishop of Durham, Church of England, Wright is called by many the world’s leading New Testament scholar. He will discuss his latest book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

“Surprised by Hope is a bold and vigorous articulation of the ‘blessed hope’ of the Christian witness. Grappling with a vast array of controversial topics, this book is sure to surprise you and will, no doubt, fill you with hope.”-Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline

“Tom Wright gives us a powerful account of ‘the hope that is within us.’ Here, in Wright’s masterful work, Christian hope is defended, explicated, and proclaimed with all the wit, wisdom, intellect, and grace. This is quite simply the best book we have on the substance of Christian hope.”-Will Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church, and author of Conversations with Barth on Preaching

“N. T. Wright brings his enormous erudition to a most urgent contemporary question, the cluster of issues around the future and hope and resurrection, and life in the kingdom. Wright makes clear that resurrection hope cannot be understood by reference to universal categories, but only by the particular narrative of Jesus. His book is an important interpretive contribution to an ongoing theological pastoral task.”-Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

“This book is N. T. Wright at his finest: dismantling the tired old theologies of escapism and evacuation to help a whole generation of us more clearly grasp a Jesus revolution for here, now, today.”-Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
7:30-9:30 P.M.
West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue