Here is a recent interview with N. T. Wright by Trevin Wax at Asbury Seminary.Â Here’s a snippet, but the whole thing is really worth reading:
As Iâ€™ve said before, God is going to fix the whole world. Heâ€™s going to put the whole world to rights. But actually, the advance plan for that is to put human beings to rights in advance. And when that happens, which is what happens through the gospel, it isnâ€™t just, Phew! Iâ€™m okay now so Iâ€™m going to heaven! Itâ€™s I am actually being put right, in order that I can be part of that ongoing purpose.In other words, itâ€™s both conversion and call, which as it was for Paulâ€¦ converted to see that Jesus is the Messiah, which heâ€™d never dreamt of before, called simultaneously ipso facto to be the apostle to the Gentiles. And in the same way, when the gospel reaches an individual, it is so that they can take part in Godâ€™s larger kingdom project.
You can listen to the interview here, if you prefer.