Join us this Fall as we study 2 Corinthians and learn from Paul how we can thrive in the midst of struggles, hardship, adversity, anxiety, … (fill in the blank) as he explores the power of the cross in and over our daily lives.
Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians explores the meaning of the cross in terms of personal suffering–his own, and that of all the Messiah’s people. If in Galatians he is angry, if in Philippians he is joyful, in this letter his deep sorrow and the raw wounds of his own recent suffering are very apparent. Yet he is determined to view all of his suffering and all of the troubles of the world through the lens of the gospel. These studies by Tom Wright on this powerful epistle point us toward the strange comfort to be found in the suffering, death and resurrection-life of Jesus, the Lord of the world.
N.T. WRIGHT is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews.