Tom Wright spends an "unforgettable" evening in Nashville in which he sings Bob Dylan

I want to say thanks to all the folks who came out and helped us welcome Bishop Wright to Nashville. As the Square Pegs sang their songs last night, I couldn’t help but get a little misty-eyed. It was as if each of the songs was an offering, a gift given to a guest in welcome; a gift given to one who’s given to many. I was proud of my friends, proud of my community, proud of my church. And after Bishop Wright gave us his address, I was inspired to awe when he responded to the gifts of the community with songs of his own. He sang three songs: “Friday Morning” by Sydney Carter; a rewrite of the Beatles “Yesterday” entitled “Genesis” that he co-wrote with Francis Collins (leader of the Human Genome Project); and a rousing, passionate, show-stopping rendition of Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.”

Read it all and do not miss the Vimeo video of Tom Wright singing Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.”


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9 comments on “Tom Wright spends an "unforgettable" evening in Nashville in which he sings Bob Dylan

  1. Kendall Harmon says:

    All I could think of watching this video and reading this description was this:

    For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).

    And to think–heaven will be much, much better!

  2. clarin says:

    Not a bad voice for a bishop! But more Roger Whittaker than Bob Dylan, I think. I look forward to some more of Tom’s cover versions;
    – confronting the Jehovah’s Witnesses: All is wrong in the Watchtower
    – remembering 1960s charismatics: Hey, Mr Tambourine Man
    – on KJS: Just like a woman
    – on successor to RW: It ain’t me, babe 🙂

  3. BabyBlue says:

    Amen on that one, Kendall!

    I have heard Bishop Mark Lawrence sing Dylan too – could this be a trend?


  4. evan miller says:

    Bravo, Clarin!

  5. SC blu cat lady says:

    #3 Perhaps they could form a group? ; )

  6. sophy0075 says:

    Cool. Very cool. Now we need a recording from you, Kendall! 😉

  7. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    It is good to see him looking so relaxed and happy. Retirement has taken 10 years off him. Onwards.

  8. Saltmarsh Gal says:

    I’d like to nominate Bishop Tom for Bard of the Anglican Communion. Wonderful to see and hear– thanks, K. for posting this.

  9. Sherri2 says:

    I was sorry when I heard that he was retiring, but perhaps it gives him more freedom to reach out to Christians everywhere. I read his “Lent for Everybody (Mark)” during Lent this year and it opened my eyes, and my heart, to so many things. Love to see and hear him singing – what an evening that must have been!!