More from Tom Wright on heaven and bodily resurrection - this time from Christianity Today.
There is no agreement in the church today about what happens to
people when they die. Yet the New Testament is crystal clear on the matter: In a classic passage, Paul speaks of "the redemption of our bodies" (Rom. 8:23). There is no room for doubt as to what he means: God's people are promised a new type of bodily existence, the fulfillment and redemption of our present bodily life. The rest of the
early Christian writings, where they address the subject, are completely in tune with this.