On 13 May 2009 Dr Nigel G. Wright celebrated his sixtieth birthday. For this occasion friends and colleagues presented him with a Festschrift which reflects his career as a radical baptist leader and theologian. Over the past decades he has played a leading role in the Baptist movement in Britain and worldwide. The contributors to Challenging to change: dialogues with a radical baptist theologian interact with aspects of Wright's activities and writings so far. The spelling of baptist with a small b in the subtitle of this book reflects Wright's own usage: baptist refers to the broader tradition of believers' churches stemming from the radical wing of the European Reformation to which not only 'Baptist' churches belong but also Anabaptist, Brethren, Pentecostals, Restorationists and others.
This book makes a valuable contribution to the thinking of all baptists about issues such as ministry, Church and state, church planting and evangelical identity. In particular pastors, other church leaders and students will profit hugely from it - and they will be encouraged to pick up Nigel Wright's own books.