Surprised by Hope
The story of the early church - the Acts Church - is one of enormous change, surprise, and faith. It is also a story of great hope. Life was hard as followers of Jesus were persecuted. And yet through it all, hope remained.
NT Wright is one of the foremost living scholars of the New Testament and the former Bishop of Durham in England. One of his most popular books is called Surprised by Hope. He also did a video study series on his book. Here is an introduction to that study. It is a short 15 minute introduction to Wright's hopeful way of seeing God's creation, reading scripture, and the hope in the promise of the resurrection, as well as . If you find this interesting, there are more videos in this series you can see on YouTube as well.