According to a news release from Premier Christian Media, some questions had been submitted beforehand via Facebook and Twitter, whilst others were presented via a chat window or audio feed, directly to Wright. He said that although he has been studying this material for 35 years, the questions don’t always get any easier.
The online event launched The Big Read 2012 (http://bigbible.org.uk/big-read/bigread12/), in which house groups across the UK will engage with Wright’s text “Lent for Everyone: Mark.”
The news release said when asked why Lent, and why Mark, Wright said that it helps us to get into the right frame of mind for Easter, and fits in with a tri-annual cycle of readings known as the Lectionary.
According to the release, Wright dealt with 26 questions ranging from popular to deep theology.
The news release stated that Wright said we should continue to read the Bible. That’s because, he said, after nearly 60 years of reading the Bible, he still gets something new out of it at every reading.
Wright also gave his thoughts on news translations. He compared them to different productions of a Beethoven composition. He said the core piece of music is the same, but every conductor interprets it differently, bringing something new to it.
You can find out exactly what was asked, and how Professor Wright responded, by logging on to view the recording of the webinar on:
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