Renewal arising in Britain outside of the established church: NT Wright


A celebrated author and theologian who was Dean of Lichfield before a stint as Bishop of Durham returned to the city today.

Styled NT Wright on his academic theology books and simply Tom Wright on more digestible ones, the former head of Lichfield Cathedral returned to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of an ecumenical partnership in the town where he also preached at its inauguration in 1994. . Wade Street Church in the city centre formed from the joining of URC and Baptist congregations, with the endorsement of the Anglican leader.

When news of his planned visit got out, the committee of Lichfield Speaker’s Corner suggested he be asked to be the speaker for one of their monthly summer events and so, with the title of Faith in Tomorrow’s Britain, he took to the podium at 11am.

Having listened politely, the audience of about 80, plus passers-by, were given the opportunity to ask questions:

(Editor’s note: Wright’s comments on renewal and free churches comes towards the close of the video)