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Feature articles published in 2020

What does it look like to love your neighbour as yourself when that includes sticky fingers, smelly nappies and tired parents? An introduction to mainly music
Peter Lupson, the author of Thank God for Football! about the church origins of famous English football clubs, tells us about his new book In God's Company - Christian giants of business
Creation is crying out – how will we, as the church, answer? Saying Yes to Life, the new book by Ruth Valerio, will help us explore a response
Interview with author, broadcaster and campaigner for conservation, Bob Gilbert, whose latest work Ghost Trees was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize
Cyber-crime is on the rise and criminals are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to attack computer systems and extract valuable data
What can Mary Poppins teach us about Lent? A surprising amount, says author Lucy Berry, whose new Lent group study guide is based on the film Mary Poppins Returns
Faith in Later Life seeks to enable individual Christians and churches to reach, serve and empower older people in every community. Carl Knightly explains more
Our former President Kate Coleman in conversation with General Secretary Lynn Green
Hospitality is at the very heart of who God is, writes Anthony Clarke. Not only is God the host, who welcomes us, God comes as the guest.
Vivienne Sharkey, an experienced home educator and a member of Stanmore Baptist Church, offers this reflection for the thousands of families now home educating for the first time
In the context of a temporary closure, here are the top priorities to help you keep your church property safe, from Baptist Insurance 
There's a lot to balance - but don't panic, writes Moira Kleissner, a retired teacher and home school supervisor. Moira offers this reflection
What are Christians to make of the world as coronavirus spreads and brings disruption? Terry Young introduces a new blog series exploring different aspects of our response
Our former President John Weaver poses a number of questions for us to consider
How does a crisis challenge the global gods - and what can we learn from the Bible about disasters?
The future is decided, not by our fear, but by our Father - the third blog in a five part series exploring Christian responses to the Coronavirus pandemic
For us, as for Hezekiah, global events shine a spotlight on what or whom we really trust. By Terry Young
The gift of time is probably the greatest bonus most of us will share this summer: what will we do with it?
The latest article from Baptist Insurance highlights its new guidance in light of the current pandemic
Baptist ministers John Rackley and John Weaver have been working on a project called Faith Journey as Theology, exploring how their lived Christian lives shape their theology
John Rackley explores the principles of faith as story - part 2 of The Emmaus Road Experience
How are we working strategically to release young adults into missional ministry within the Baptist family? Carl Smethurst, author of last year’s Baptists Together Young Adults report, shares progress so far
Gathering up the Crumbs is a new collection of prayers, liturgies, poems and reflections from women in Baptist ministry - here's an interview with one of its editors, Catrina Gorton
Baptist ministers John Weaver and John Rackley are exploring how their lived Christian lives shape their theology. In this third piece John Weaver highlights how a shared understanding began to develop
Questions about God, faith, the Universe, Jesus as Son of God have been talked about for centuries, writes John Rackley. The fourth piece in The Emmaus Road Experience
The Baptist Insurance claims service has exceeded the expectations of Baptist minister the Revd Vic Jackopson for 50 years
Baptist Union President Yinka Oyekan explains why a focus on young adults is a key element of his Presidential year
Our Joint Public Issues Team has been exploring the challenge of intergenerational injustice, writes Rosella Payne
The Emmaus Road experience is more than a story of what happened once upon a time, writes John Weaver. It is a blueprint of what being a follower of the post-Resurrection Christ means
Elderly people shielding at home are at risk of becoming invisible - developing meaningful support that helps them thrive and does so consistently is vital. By Alex Drew
The sixth and final piece in the series from Baptist ministers John Weaver and John Rackley, highlights the great value on the story of each person’s faith. As such, they offer questions to help you explore your own story of faith
The current crisis is giving an opportunity to reshape our practice of Bible reading and study. Terry Young explores options
For those in their 20s and 30s, culture beats programmes every time, writes Simon Barrington. Here’s what churches need to know, and how they can respond
As we listen to a whole Biblical narrative, we discover how those first disciples took in their teaching.
How a simple planning tool might give churches some useful insights for the road ahead
Learning to slow down, dig deep, or skim ahead - Terry Young continues his series exploring different ways of engaging with the Bible
The internet offers us a wealth of options in learning more about the Bible. And while being curious always means wasting some time, these seeds of waste often bloom into fascinating flowers later on
Doing a Bible study online? Consider these pointers, writes Terry Young, as he ends his series exploring ways of engaging with the Bible now
Martyn Whittock assesses US evangelical support for President Donald Trump in a time of chaos
Interview with Hayley Young, the Regional Minister/Mission Enabler at the South Wales Baptist Association
A number of Baptist ministers serve as voluntary chaplains in their communities. In this short feature, several give an insight into these roles, including what's happened during lockdown
Interviews with four students at Bristol Baptist College
An extract from 2084: Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Humanity, the new book by Professor John Lennox
Last year I offered 10 possible books to read over the summer, writes Andy Goodliff. I wonder what kind summer we will all have this year — different no doubt. If you have any time to read, here are ten books that will stimulate faith
Insights from science and technology can help us comprehend some of the truths of God for the better, writes Chris Goswami
Our latest article from Baptist Insurance focuses on fundraising support for churches
Tina English, founder of Care Home Friends, shares ideas about how we can come alongside residents and staff at care homes during this extended lockdown
Joe Kapolyo shares a historical, sociological and theological perspective
If the church is going to do discipleship and mission well in this Corona-climate, we need to grasp Jesus’ understanding of suffering and sacrifice – and listening to Majority World voices is essential, writes Israel Olofinjana
In September 1620 The Mayflower transported the first English Puritans, known today as the 'Pilgrim Fathers', from England to the New World. Presenting the context in which that voyage was made, Derek Wilson says the story has become 'gilded myth'
As restrictions begin to lift now is a good time to ask "What do people need from churches right now?" - then consider how best we can use technology to meet those needs. By Rob Beamish
Jodie Thorpe shares some of the emerging themes for churches with a focus on children, youth and families ministries
Three timely lessons, shared by our Pioneer Ambassadors
Using local music is a powerful tool for communicating the Gospel, writes ethnomusicologist Rob Baker. Thankfully, African forms of worship are increasing year by year, and the church continues to grow and thrive
The Small Church Connexion held its first zoom webinar earlier this month (Saturday, 12 September) with 47 attendees from across the country to explore connections in lockdown, and what lies ahead
Mike Lowe and Carmel Murphy share insights from a research project exploring how our churches have responded to the current crisis
A selection of resources to help Baptists reflect on and mark Black History Month
Intentionally increasing our proximity to the underdog, those who are disadvantaged or in need will call us to step out of our comfort zones - but these are steps we must take if we are to make room for a wider range of social backgrounds in our churches
Introducing Muddy Church, an intergenerational approach to connecting with God in and with our communities. By Lucie Hutson
Notes from a recent Baptist Union Smaller Church online gathering, which featured representatives from Associations
Paul Beasley-Murray discusses his new book, 50 Lessons in Ministry: Reflections after fifty years of ministry, and reflects on five decades of fruitful ministry experiences
The latest feature from Baptist Insurance has an autumnal focus
Interview with Peter Laws, an ordained Baptist minister who talks horror, Halloween - and how more Christians are acknowledging a spooky gene
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