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We are used to encouraging people to write their will. There is an even stronger case for getting them to write their eulogy
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The College is seeking to appoint a College Manager who will play a key role in the College’s operational and administrative management processes
Telling 100 inspirational stories of Baptists embracing adventure in the mission of God - Simon Goddard introduces the new Missional Adventure portal on our website
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David and wife Pat were an example of genuine faith, a loving marriage, wise parents and a couple who knew how to conduct an effective ministry
A revival I can pray for!; Caring for your pastors through COVID19
With churches experiencing increases in online attendances during the pandemic, there has been talk of a new move of the Spirit. I'm not convinced, writes Michael Shaw - but here's the revival I'd like to see
The Welcome Directory helps faith communities welcome people leaving prison. Established as a charity in 2016, it is entering a new and exciting phase of development
The death of the Revd James (Jim) Renton Cargill at the age of 99 robs the north east of England of a Baptist minister who held three noteworthy ministries in the “old” North Eastern Area, was a key figure in Association and Area life
Now is exactly the time to pause before leaping back in, writes Ruth Rice. Can the Church be the prophetic people of wellbeing?
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Interviews with four students at Bristol Baptist College
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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
Michael Bochenski reflects on reaching out to the local West Indian community and growing a multicultural church in the 1980s
Interview with Hayley Young, the Regional Minister/Mission Enabler at the South Wales Baptist Association
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Martyn Whittock assesses US evangelical support for President Donald Trump in a time of chaos
We're not meeting for meals as before - but doorstep encounters in the sharing of food have proved to be a key meeting, growing and life giving element during lockdown, Baptist minister Claire Nicholls explains
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A reflection from missional listener Ben Lucas on the kind of questions we might want to be asking at this time
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Our business is not to wait in frustration, drumming our fingers and wanting to “get on with our lives”, but to ask, “Lord, what do you want me to do?" By Colin Sedgwick
Many people want a ‘new normal' after lockdown, one where older people won’t be airbrushed out of the health system, writes Louise Morse
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Tax injustice harms so many – but campaigning against it works. Here’s how, and why, Christians can play their part, beginning with Tax Justice Sunday (14 June). By Justin Thacker
Doing a Bible study online? Consider these pointers, writes Terry Young, as he ends his series exploring ways of engaging with the Bible now
Racism and George Floyd; Tour of the Bible
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
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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
How a simple planning tool might give churches some useful insights for the road ahead
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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