Who is N.T. Wright? I don’t really know. I just know I like this video I found on Meeting Jesus in the Whole Sweep of Scripture at 4thaluv.
What is Meeting Jesus in the Whole Sweep of Scripture about? The author describes how he would like to have met Jesus, and in a curious sort of way we somehow arrive at a neat little video that describes a good way to read the Bible.
How would I like to meet Jesus? If Saint Peter greets me with a smile at the pearly gates, I will be thrilled. Still, I am vain enough to contemplate the possibilities, and because Jesus was, is, and will be, there are many.
Nonetheless, that post at 4thaluv implicitly restricts the possibilities to Biblical times, and if we are not familiar with the Bible, that is quite restrictive. We usually think of Jesus as a cute little baby. Or we think of him as being that suffering man nailed to the cross. Yet the Bible also speaks of Jesus as an obedient son, a carpenter, the wisest of rabbis, and the Son of God. Just to imagine what it might mean to meet Jesus makes it worth reading the Bible.