Paul williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams, now CEO of Bible Society, worked for over a decade in business in London and then as an academic theologian in Canada. Paul is passionate about helping the Church read the Bible in the marketplace and engage missionally in contemporary culture. His book, Exiles on Mission: How Christians Can Thrive in a Post-Christian World explores the experience of living as Christians in the 21st century, including the dissonance with culture that is often felt. He calls for a truly missional understanding of post-Christendom Christianity, providing constructive tools to help readers understand culture and form a missional response. Williams invites us to reimagine local churches as embassies of the kingdom of God and Christians as ambassadors in all spheres of life and work. This book encourages readers to embrace the language of exile for the scattered and gathered church in the post-Christian West, and imagine ways to engage in missional living. It helps Christians make sense of the world in which they live, more authentically integrate faith with everyday life, and gain a view of how their efforts can align with God's missional purpose for the world. Paul is married to Sarah and they have two adult daughters.

Have we forgotten the secret weapon of scripture?

14 September 2021Let’s consider the evidence. We know from the 2015 Talking Jesus research that engagement with the Bible is one of the main ways in which people come to faith. Yet around 60% of the population never read the Bible at all. Those non-churchgoers who might be interested in reading it don’t know where to start and wonder whether it's really relevant to their lives. Despite the UK being home to William Tyndale and other martyrs who fought to make the Bible available to the ordinary person, there is…

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