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Helen Paynter explains why she has produced a short daily vlog in lockdown, going through the Bible one book at a time
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
Pastor, National and International Baptist Leader, Christian Statesman
Public Issues Enabler Steve Tinning recalls the actions of a minister in 1960s Selma as he reflects on how he, as a white man, can respond to the death of George Floyd and to racial injustice
Justice enabler Wale Hudson-Roberts reflects on the death of George Floyd - and how Baptists might respond
Learning to slow down, dig deep, or skim ahead - Terry Young continues his series exploring different ways of engaging with the Bible
Join Wade Street, a lively evangelical church (Baptist and URC) in the centre of Lichfield
Lead, enthuse and support our children's work team at Wade Street, a lively evangelical church (Baptist and URC) in the centre of Lichfield
How a simple planning tool might give churches some useful insights for the road ahead
This Autumn the LBA is continuing its exciting internship programme for 18-25 year olds who wish to explore leadership in today’s urban Baptist context
As we listen to a whole Biblical narrative, we discover how those first disciples took in their teaching.
Experiences and expectations differ markedly across the generations in our churches. Baptist minister Trevor Neill highlights some of these differences.
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
The current crisis is giving an opportunity to reshape our practice of Bible reading and study. Terry Young explores options
Baptist chaplain Jonathan Stewart, the youngest serving chaplain in the RAF, on ministering beyond the walls of the church
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 need for balance between hope and realism - how lessons from America's most senior Vietnam Prisoner of War give us wisdom in this challenging time.
In a pandemic, when we have a new disease about which so little is known, we have to be careful, writes Nik Hookey. But we can sit with those who are dying, and they can know that someone who understands their spirituality is there with them
We invited a number of Baptist healthcare chaplains to share something of their experiences in the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are reflections from the Revds Sarah Crane, Diana Steadman and Adrian Woodbridge
'Most times we do visit,' writes Mark Burleigh, 'It is so important to the patients. Often we are the only non-medical person to see them for days, if not weeks.'
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
A thought for the day from the Revd Stuart Davison of South Eastern Baptist Association
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
Comparing the events of VE Day 75 years ago, and some of the calls for social change that followed, with similar calls being made now in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic
Our Joint Public Issues Team has been exploring the challenge of intergenerational injustice, writes Rosella Payne
The Missing Generation; Click and switch your church
Many are experiencing an increase in loneliness because of the enforced lockdown. Baptist minister Shaun Lambert offers this reflection, highlighting the spiritual resources Christianity has to offer
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
Baptist minister and millennial Adrian Semerene offers this reflection on what his generation values, and the possibility of connection
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
Will moving online accelerate trends towards a consumer church at the expense of costly discipleship? That's my fear, writes Michael Shaw
Michael Brian Banfield was a Baptist minister and Senior Chaplain at London Luton Airport
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
'Many of us owe the deepening of faith, and the encouragement of ministerial calling to Ron’s ministry; and still others, their healing and ability to establish a life for themselves beyond psychiatric illness and social or emotional breakdown'
A reflection on the impact of Covid-19 by Baptist minister Paul Goodliff, General Secretary of Churches Together in England
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
Our emerging generations have many new dreams to birth, and an ability to think outside the box and take risks. The vital question for the Church of today is, how much are we taking a risk on them? By Nick and Marjorie Allan
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
Andy Percey looks at the lessons we can learn from this time of lockdown - and what challenges we might have when it comes to an end
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