Confronting Idols & Making Disciples – Interview Excerpt with Chris Wright

kinnon —  November 12, 2010 — 8 Comments

For the past week this blog has seemed to be all Chris Wright, all the time. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 🙂

This post is no different – featuring an excerpt from an interview we shot with him midweek.

Chris is one of the more gracious and yet, one of the most prophetic leaders that Imbi and I have ever met. Though tired from a week of meetings and teaching in Toronto, Chris sat down with Imbi for a 45 minute interview that covered some of what he shared at Lausanne 2010 in Cape Town, as well as his thoughts on what the church needs to raise up leaders in the 21st Century. 

In my not humble, but accurate opinion, this is more than worth five minutes of your time to watch. 

Confronting Idols & Making Disciples from Bill Kinnon on Vimeo

This video is also available on YouTube.

Imbi and I would like to thank Barry Parker and George Sumner for helping to make this happen. Both Barry and George are on the Canadian Board of Langham Partnership. (Once again, we shot in George's office @ Wycliffe College.) We would also like to thank Barbara Jenkins, Director of Admissions @ Wycliffe, who has helped with arranging a number of interviews along with Karen Baker-Bigauskas, Assistant to the Principal, who simply makes things happen.

Chris Wright's books that are pertinent to this video: The Mission of God and The Mission of God's People.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

8 responses to Confronting Idols & Making Disciples – Interview Excerpt with Chris Wright

  1. Man, that is good stuff! The Church so needs this message — both parts.

  2. Thanks, Rick and Amen!

  3. Well done, Bill (and Imbi :^), of course)!

    The discipleship part still trips up so many…sigh. May we all be afforded more opportunities to learn and be discipled .. in order to disciple.

    …takes me back to my chapter on Virtual Mentoring and the challenge of Reverse Mentoring that so many of us encounter.

    Blessings on your good work!

  4. Thanks, Peggy. From Imbi and me.

  5. Much appreciation for the entire “ensemble” that it took to share this “voice”. (Are the other 40 minutes on their way…? 😉

  6. Thanks, David. Other bits of the interview will be in the upcoming Mind the Gap documentary. Eventually, we'd like to have all the 50+ hours of HD interviews we'ved one be available. Not sure how realistic that will be, however. But I can guarantee we will make more of Chris' stuff available in 2011. It was all so good. 

  7. That was dead on … thanks … and Imbi … good questions, good interview!

  8. Fantastic stuff! Thanks to Imbi for doing the interview and to you for posting!


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