Bonhoeffer. Justin Taylor interviews Eric Metaxas (author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery) on his most recent book, another biography, this time a 600-page tome on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I’m looking forward to reading it.
N.T Wright visits Wheaton. While I was enjoying myself at T4G two weeks ago (or as CT’s Brett McCracken might say, patting others on the back about how we haven’t adjusted the gospel), a large group of Wrightians and “New Perspectives” gathered at Wheaton College to discuss N.T. Wright’s theology of justification. Reformation21 (I think you could probably guess where they are in the New Pauline Perspective debate) provides a nice, concise summary of what happened there. I’ve listened to Vanhoozer’s talk already, and while I was disappointed to hear that he’s perhaps moved over to the New Perspective side, I thoroughly enjoyed his address. (if you haven’t read Vanhoozer’s book about Derrida and postmodern literary criticism, Is There a Meaning in This Text?, I encourage you to find the time to wade through it).
As for the CT article by McCracken (“Wrightians and the Neo-Reformed: All One in Christ Jesus“), I will address it later.