Episode 6 | The Good News and the Good Life, with N.T. Wright and Richard Hays

This conversation took place on February 24, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. We welcomed scholars and theologians N.T. Wright and Richard B. Hays to discuss The Good News and The Good Life. In this Eastertide season, we hope this conversation will encourage and inspire us to live as resurrection people.

Learn more about Richard Hays and N.T. Wright.

Watch the full Evening Conversation and read the transcript from February 24, 2016.

Learn more about our partners: 

Duke Divinity School
Baylor University Press
McDonald Agape Fund

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

Who Is This Man, by John Ortberg
To Change the World, by James Davison Hunter
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Richard Hayes is internationally recognized as one of the foremost biblical scholars bridging the disciplines between biblical criticism and literary studies. He served for many years, both as the Dean and the George Washington IB Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his time at Duke, he served on the faculty of Yale Divinity School. His many books include The Faith of Jesus Christ, Echos of Scripture and the Letters of Paul, The Moral Vision of the New Testament, which was selected by Christianity Today as one of the hundred most important books of the 20th century, The Art of Reading Scripture, and most recently, Reading Backwards. He’s also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and has preached in settings ranging from rural Oklahoma to Westminster Abbey, as well as serving on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory, an honorary doctorate from Gerta University, and degrees from Yale.


N.T. Wright is a theologian, academic, author, and minister who has been called by such sources as Time and Newsweek as one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and the most formidable figure in the world of Christian thought. He serves as the research professor of the New Testament at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and previously taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities for over 20 years. Dr. Wright has held various posts in the Church of England, most recently as the Bishop of Durham. He is the author of over 80 different books, including Simply Good News, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, Surprised by Scripture, and many others. Dr. Wright also holds honorary doctorates from over a dozen different universities.


Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music!

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