Stuart Murray



Stuart Murray Williams works as a trainer and consultant under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network. Based in Bristol, he travels widely in the UK and overseas and works with local churches, mission agencies, denominational leaders, conferences and individuals. He has worked with at least 25 denominations in recent years. His particular areas of expertise are in:
•Church planting
•Emerging church
•Urban mission
•Mission in post-Christendom
•Anabaptist history and theology

Under the name Stuart Murray, he has written books on a number of topics, including:

The Challenge of the City
published by Sovereign World in 1994

Explaining Church Discipline
published by Sovereign World in 1995

Church Planting: Laying Foundations
published by Paternoster Press in
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The Naked Anabaptist: The B...

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Post Christendom

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Church Planting: Laying Fou...

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Church After Christendom

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Seed of Destruction

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Planting Churches in the 21...

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Biblical Interpretation In ...

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Beyond Tithing

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“As followers, we do not claim to have arrived at the destination, nor need we distinguish ourselves from others who are at different stages of the journey. Belonging, believing, and behaving can all be interpreted as aspects of following. Churches that are committed to following Jesus can then welcome fellow travelers unreservedly and unconditionally. But their ethos is one of following, learning, changing, growing, and moving forward.”
Stuart Murray, The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith

“We believe that the Christendom era has bequeathed a form of Christianity that has marginalized, spiritualized, domesticated, and emasculated Jesus. The teaching of Jesus is watered down, privatized, and explained away. Jesus is worshipped as a remote kingly figure or a romanticized personal savior. In”
Stuart Murray, The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith

“Perhaps, then, one of the first steps in "learning how to make peace" and "finding nonviolent alternatives" is to develop peace churches that nurture unconventional reflexes and free our imaginations to explore creative possibilities.”
Stuart Murray, The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith

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