Friday, 3 October 2008

NT Wright at Gordon Conwell

NT Wright will be speaking at my alma mater, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on November 18, 2008.

Bishop NT Wright is the invited guest speaker at the Fall Pastor's Forum on the topic of Between God and the World: Reading John in Tomorrow's Church

According to Gordon-Conwell's website, "John’s Gospel is both majestic and intimate, a book for pastors, theologians, evangelists and - not least - those concerned to relate the gospel to tomorrow’s world of culture, society and politics. This seminar will offer a refresher course in understanding John and thinking through its powerful message for the church and world - and for ourselves!"

Specific topics that Bishop Wright will address include...

(1) The Word and the World

(2) Sings of Glory, Seeds of Hope

(3) The Shepherd King and His Helpers

(4) The Spirit and the Church's Mission

For further information, please click here.

If I am able to attend SBL Annual Conference in Boston, I would not have missed NT Wright's session at Gordon-Conwell.'s just a wish to attend SBL....just a dream...


Sze Zeng said...

WOW... You are going to meet 'the man' (and other 'men' at SBL Boston) himself!

All us 'Wrightians' who are stuck in this part of the world are so envious!

Kar Yong said...

Hi Josh,

Don't be envious - Nope - I won't be in SBL...It's just a wish and a dream that would not come true....where got $$$

Wright, after all, is not always right.

Sze Zeng said...

Right right...the $$$ is always an issue. If not because of $$$, i would have went for full-time study already and write books and attend conferences.


Then we just pray that your alma mater will upload his seminar for listening/download.

Kar Yong said...

Wright, wright, let's hope GCTS will upload Wright's sessions for FREE.

You are Wright - $$$ is always the issue. Haha

Sze Zeng said... you sounds more like a 'wrightian' than I am.

Oh ya, I'm excited to hear about your upcoming project in the email. It's wonderful.

Kar Yong said...



Thanks, looking forward to work on the project - I have done some similar seminars in churches and thought that it would be good to out those insights into writing.

Steven Sim said...

WOW...get NT Wright to come down to PENANG lah donks...Get St. George's to host it. I'll have someone to arrange his accomodations and food.

Pls, pretty pls.

Steven Sim
Wide-eyed fan who has dedicated two consecutive easter poems to the Lord Bishop.

Kar Yong said...

A better idea - get DAP to invite Wright to come over and give a talk on Caesar and Empire; and political reading of St Paul in the Malaysian context...hahahah

Then can get all the Christian politicians to come....Hahahahah

Sze Zeng said...


That's a great idea. I heard that TTC is trying to invite Wright over in 2010. If he is here, then you can arrange with Penang churches to host him for a seminar (2/3 days seminar) on relevant topics on Bible, politics, Jesus, and Paul.

Steven Sim said...

DAP will not get Tom Wright in a thousand years...and it'll be even more difficult for Penang Churches...hahahaha

hmm ... probably DAP will invite him, in his capacity as one of the Lords in English Parliament.

The Church still has no reason to invite Bishop Wright.

Steven Sim

Kar Yong said...

Hi Steven, never know...haha.