Event — 21st November 2019
The 2020 Drysdale Lecture
Singing the Lord’s Song in a strange land.
Presented by: Stuart Murray Williams. From Bristol Baptist College
Date: Monday 17 February. 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: J B Maclagan Chapel, NTC, M20 2GU
Cost: These are free lectures and open to the public. (Tea and coffee will be served after the lecture).
As a minority community in a post-Christendom society, what is the missional vocation of the church? What can we learn from the prophet Jeremiah’s counsel to the Israelite exiles in Babylon?
After obtaining a Law degree from London University, Stuart Murray Williams spent 12 years planting a leading a multi-ethnic church in East London. He then spent the next 3 years obtaining a PhD in Church history and hermeneutics. From 1992 to 2000 Stuart was a lecturer at Spurgeon’s College, London, where he directed the church planting and evangelism course, developed Masters programmes in both urban mission and radical church history. During this time he founded a mission agency, Urban Expression (www.urbanexpression.org.uk), and also was one of the founders of the Anabaptist Network (www.anabaptistnetwork.com) in 1992.
Since 2000, Stuart has been a self-employed trainer, lecturer, consultant and writer, operating under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network. In 2004 he co-founded the Crucible course to train pioneers in a post-Christendom context. He currently supervises and examines MTh, DMin and PhD students and lectures at various universities and theological colleges.
Stuart lives in Canterbury, Kent, with his wife Sian, a Baptist minister. He has two grown sons and three grandchildren.