I have been challenged and delightfully confused by the work of Wright over the last few years. He’s British, wears a collar, is a Calvinist, and writes faster than I read. If you are looking for an great introduction to Wright that is still readable Simply Christian is a great place to start.
In terms of baptism we have marked differences as well, but I love the imagery he sees in Paul explaining baptism.
Coming through the water, leaving slavery forever behind and entering into a life of freedom.
Leaving one identity and going into a completely different one.
And then moving past this and thinking in terms of life in the desert/wilderness where people forget their salvation and God confronts them. Leave the old behind and don’t forget your redemption.
Interesting to think of teaching implications here for the traditions that I hail from that teach adult baptism. Thoughts?