Kresta in the Afternoon – June 9, 2020 – Hour 2

+  As we recover from the lockdowns, let's remember the importance of lament (full hour)

  • Description: Why did the Pandemic happen? The question has been posed on scientific, political, and theological levels. For Christians, the question is almost beside the point. We shouldn't ask if God allowed this to happen as some sort of punishment or sign - but we can take it to recover the biblical tradition of Lament. NT Wright joins us with more.
  • Segment Guests:
    • N.T. Wright
      NT Wright is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wycliffe Hall at Oxford and the award-winning author of many books, most recently God and the Panedemic and the New Testament in its World.
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    • God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath

      Coming July 7  Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus. What are we supposed to think about the Coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: "This is a sign of the End," they say. "It's all predicted in the book of Revelation." Others disagree but are equally clear: "This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he's telling us to change." Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: "It's the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization…" N. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions, including:

      • What should be the Christian response?
      • How should we think about God?
      • How do we live in the present?
      • Why should we lament?
      • What should we learn about ourselves?
      • How do we recover?
      Written by one of the world's foremost New Testament scholars, God and the Pandemic will serve as your guide to read the events of today through the light of Jesus' death and resurrection. (learn more)

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