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There's a lot to balance - but don't panic, writes Moira Kleissner, a retired teacher and home school supervisor. Moira offers this reflection
In the context of a temporary closure, here are the top priorities to help you keep your church property safe, from Baptist Insurance 
'Jessie was much loved by the members of each congregation who appreciated her quiet leadership, reassuring smile, and selfless service'
Louise Morse, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, shares tips for helping us manage during isolation and social upheaval
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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
The former Director of Baptist World Aid, who died 20 February 2020 at the age of 73, was one of the most prominent laypeople of his day within British Baptist circles
Drawing from the book of James and the Psalms, Colin Sedgwick offers this reflection in these strange and unsettling times
Baptist minister Shaun Lambert offers some simple but profound spiritual exercises to help handle heightened anxiety and stress during this Coronavirus pandemic
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Associate Baptist minister Chris Goswami offers two Scriptural principles for living when you are fearful and anxious
Regent’s Park College seeks to appoint a Chaplain who will be the College’s Head of Welfare, and will also be a Tutorial Fellow in Theology
The current coronavirus advice is a strange irony for the millions of older people for whom isolation is their daily reality
Reflections on a recent church process to discuss differing views to same-sex relationships.
An awkward but significant presence, Scripture shows us that an encounter with the stranger that leads to life giving change
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.
A conversation with former Baptist Union President Kate Coleman and General Secretary Lynn Green; serving God on the streets with hot chocolate
Creative storytelling, warmth and kindness goes down amazingly well with all kinds of folk - as it did on Valentine's day
Our former President Kate Coleman in conversation with General Secretary Lynn Green
Eric Gaudion battled pancreatitis for more than 20 years. He shares some of what he learnt living with this dreadful disease
Retirement is an opportunity to discover new ways of living that fullness of life that Jesus promised, writes Paul Beasley-Murray
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
David Sheppard, bridging the gaps
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
Let's reclaim the art of storytelling in our churches, writes Steve Morris
The Revd Douglas C Sparkes died on New Year’s Day 2020 after a period of illness. He was aged 92 years
Cyber-crime is on the rise and criminals are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to attack computer systems and extract valuable data
I would like to encourage you to lay down your aspirations before God, writes David Morris. Until we surrender all, we will remain the rulers of our own lives.
Batting for the Poor, the authorised biography of the former Bishop of Liverpool and Test cricketer, David Sheppard, has just been published. Here the author, Andrew Bradstock, reflects on his subject and why he wrote the book
Jon Kuhrt has lived in Streatham for 17 years, and led a youth group at Streatham Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon (2 February). He offers these thoughts following the stabbings in his community
We know in our heads what we believe about God, but the life of His Spirit feels remote - how do we restore harmony between our lives in Christ and our lives in this world? By Anne Le Tissier
Interview with author, broadcaster and campaigner for conservation, Bob Gilbert, whose latest work Ghost Trees was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize
Baptist minister Maki Mico travelled to Albania following the earthquake in November. He reflects on how the country - and UK Baptists - have responded
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
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
Malfunctions are so distracting - could dumping the tech altogether just possibly be a way ahead?
An explosion in church social action projects, yet worship still focusing on a more individualistic understanding of salvation. Why we need to acknowledge this, and other divisions
Chris Goswami summarises some of the trends in churches being enabled by new technology: real trends happening now, not in ten years’ time
We want different things; the church's hidden divisions; tributes to Douglas Sparkes
This is a decade when Christians can be a voice for change for the elderly, says Louise Morse - and here's what I'd like to see happen
Why we have to form churches that are not based on what Christians like, but on what non-Christians need the church to be, writes Michael Shaw
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
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