Episode 136 A Visit to Tyndale House with Peter Williams
Cathy, my wife, and I visited Tyndale House recently when we were in the UK.
It was our first time there and we were welcomed warmly by many including Peter Williams. Peter is the Principal and CEO of Tyndale House Center for Biblical Research in Cambridge.
Peter describes Tyndale House as “a residential research library and worshiping community.”
It started in 1944, before D-Day, as a center for Bible research. While Europe was engulfed in war, many with vision saw the need for such a center. And they imagined it in the shadow of one of the world’s great universities.
Peter has been with us before on The Stone Chapel Podcast to talk about Tyndale House. To hear that podcast (18 minutes) click here.
A New Initiative
On this visit to Tyndale House Peter and I discussed an important plan the staff has to become a greater and greater resource to majority world scholars.
The fact of the matter is that resources (like colleges, universities, libraries, accommodations, and lecturers) are not spread evenly around the world.
Most churches in the world are not staffed by trained pastors. And as the church in the west grows greyer, the church in the global south is younger and more energetic.
What Tyndale House is doing
So Tyndale House is making more space and greater resources available to church leaders from Madagascar, Egypt, Congo, Brazil and many other countries around the world.
Some of these church leaders and scholars come from war zones and countries where Christians are in a persecuted minority.
For them Tyndale House is an oasis in the desert, but inevitably all return home with friendships, connections, and learning that lasts a lifetime.
To learn more
To learn more about Tyndale House go to their website: Tyndalehouse.com. They have podcasts, newsletters, and other resources available.
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