Thursday, June 26, 2008

YouTube Thursday: NT Wright on the Colbert Report

So last week, I was all hyped up about my second favorite Anglican, Bishop NT Wright, being on my first favorite political pundit satire show, the Colbert Report.

Here's what happened.

I thought it was pretty good and funny, and it seemed that even Colbert knew some info about Wright's theology, although I'm glad they didn't get into the whole New Perspective stuff.

Here's what Wright said when questioned about being on the Report:
Thanks for your enquiry. Please feel free to post this on blogsites if
people are asking these questions. The answer is that the author does not
'choose' which chat shows to appear on. Rather, the publishers are delighted
if any chance of free advertising comes along, and Colbert has a reputation
for boosting the sales of books quite considerably. It works for me on the
same principle as General Booth's comment that if he could win one more soul
to the Lord by playing the tambourine with his toes, he'd do it. I take the
view that if I get even a couple of minutes, even in a rather unlikely
format, to tell people about resurrection - Jesus' resurrection, ours to
come AFTER 'life after death', and the way that works in social justice in
the present - then I should take it. Too many people, including too many
Christians, are completely ignorant of all this.

Of course, if you know anyone who can get me an invite onto Oprah, I guess
I should take that as well. But I don't think it would be so much fun.

Greetings to any who read this - and please pray for me and for other
Anglican leaders this summer!

Tom Wright
It's unfortunate though, that last Thursday's episode won't be remembered for the eloquent Bishop. It'll be remembered for this Monster...

Oh well... I guess playing second fiddle to Cookie Monster isn't the worst thing in the world. At least he fared better than Sean Hannity...


preacherman said...

I enjoyed the videos.
Thank yo for sharing this with us all.
Very cool.
I enjoy reading N.T. Wright.
He is such a wonderful scholar.
Again, thank and keep up the great posts Phil.
You do a great job with your blog. God bless you in all you do.

Raffi Shahinian said...

Loved the interview. "A dogma a hole." That's just plain funny!

Speaking of N.T. Wright, I've posted something regarding on a particular theological/eschatological issue pertaining to Wright HERE. Thought you might find it interesting.

Grace and Peace,
Raffi Shahinian
Parables of a Prodigal World

judy thomas said...

I thought Brother Wright kept up with him quite well. Read the book?

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