Chris Wright on the Old Testament

10am 2 July 2022 – What do you think about the Old Testament? Does it matter to Christians? Is it relevant? How can we best understand it?


You can listen to the two sessions here:

Session 1 – Our ‘Old Testament’ as the Bible of Jesus
Session 2 – ‘Ended?’ ‘Fulfilled?’ ‘Useful?’ What do we do with the Old Testament Law?

The handouts for each session are available to download here and here.

About Chris

Rev Dr Chris Wright is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of Langham Partnership (  After ordained pastoral ministry in Tonbridge, Kent, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England, where he was also Principal from 1993-2001.  In 2001 he took over the leadership of the Langham ministries at the invitation of their founder, John Stott.

His books include commentaries on Exodus, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel,  Old Testament Ethics for the People of God;  The Mission of God;  The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People.

Chris was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group. (, from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010.  He is an honorary Vice-President of Tearfund and IFES.

Chris and his wife Liz, who come originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place, where Chris serves as an honorary curate.  Chris enjoys a bit of light running in Regent’s Park, birdwatching when possible, and following Ireland’s fortunes in the rugby Six Nations.