Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big N.T. Wright fan. I think the guy’s brilliant and is a much-needed prophetic and theological voice to the Church and the academy. Plus, and this is just my opinion, I think all theological lectures should be given with a British accent.
Since tomorrow is Pentecost, I wanted to post a link to the transcript of a new lecture Wright gave in April 2005 called, “The Holy Spirit in the Church.” I know there has been talk in the “emerging church” blogs about the need for a new Pentecost. (I’m not sure we got the first one right, but that’s another issue.)
I think Wright’s thoughts refocus proper attention to the person and purpose of the Holy Spirit given to God’s people and the world as we engage in the mission of God’s new creation.
Oh, and be sure to read the lecture in a British accent. I think you’ll enjoy it more.