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What would Jesus want done with what we have, and how can we channel the money in our hands that way?
A reflection on being competitive in the Kingdom of God. By Colin Sedgwick
We are looking for a person to volunteer to represent Baptists Together on the Day of Prayer national committee
I don’t know how we are supposed to turn this parable into practice - but I suspect it will need less pointing and more reflection on how we spend our time and money. Terry Young continues his series on the parables in Luke
How can we turn what we do into what lasts? The question haunts all history. By Terry Young
The latest article from Baptist Insurance highlights the risk of an arson attack - and how to prevent it
?Baptist minister and chaplain, Mike was a quiet man, a person of deep knowledge, a good listener, a keen walker, had an excellent sense of humour and a great love for his family
Let us allow our devotional roots to grow deeper, to gain the strength of Christ, through His Spirit - and in taking His yoke upon us, become a pastoral presence within our communities and the gospel voice that our context so desperately needs to hear
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There is both a relaxing and a radical read here - and the trick is to find the challenge and listen to what Jesus has to say. A new series focusing on parables in Luke, by Terry Young
Is the church failing the white working class? By Michael Shaw
Anyone wishing to seriously engage with the subject must first wrestle with, and come to a view on, three fundamental questions, writes John Elliston
There is a Christian case to be made for supporting a change in the law, writes Simon Woodman
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At its simplest pioneering is a combination of seeing and building, writes Jonny Baker. Here are three questions to get you started
Baptist minister Israel Olofinjana, director of the Evangelical Alliance's One People Commission, pays tribute
Interview with Baptist minister Phil Jump about his new book Love:Work - Reflections and Prayers for a World at Work, co-written with fellow Baptist minister John Weaver
Colin Pye channels his 80s synth rock background to introduce a new song that explores the presidential theme of his friend and colleague Geoff Colmer
People whose loved ones died during the pandemic are often suffering complicated, unresolved grief - but turning to Spiritualism isn't the answer. By Louise Morse
Mike Parker shares developments in his ministry and that of the church he co-pastors, Worthing Baptist Church
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How our new course encourages you to talk about slavery in a deeply Christian way - and seeks to communicate the reality of Christ with those of differing worldviews. By Mark Roques
Critiquing Critical Race Theory; Calling all worship leaders; sharing faith creatively
Lisa Bond is the children's worker at Mexborough Baptist Church, where she shared these thoughts on Father's Day (20 June)
Baptist minister and psychotherapist who brought Palestinian and Israeli youngsters together through football
Risks to church security vary depending on the church’s location, building design and existing security measures. To help address some of these risks, Baptist Insurance has put together some useful guidance for your consideration
Ten new books published this year or last which offer ways to help us think about our Christian faith and the difference Jesus makes for our being churches engaged in mission, pastoral care and seeking the kingdom of God
While resilience used to be thought of as a characteristic that you either had or did not have, it is now viewed as a skill that can be learnt. So how do we teach this important quality to our children? Care for the Family's Katharine Hill shares her tip
How often do we forget that Jesus, not us nor our ideas, is Lord? Each of us, whoever we are, whatever our calling, is to live in the light of this reality, writes Joe Haward
Brian Talbot introduces his new book Building on a Common Foundation: The Baptist Union of Scotland 1869-2019. It highlights past successes, but also intends to provide grounds for hope for continuing witness in the 21st century
A Baptist minister highlights bullying and spiritual abuse
As things open up and “easedown” begins, make a decision to step out, to choose to love and care for those others don’t see, writes Hugh McNeill
A letter from the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, by Bader Mansour
A reflection on loss in its many forms during Covid, by Baptist church member Daph Appleby
What is God’s perfect dream where you live?
An appeal to anyone who has responsibility for choosing worship material: Give us breadth! Give us variety! Long hymns and short songs. Happy songs and sad songs. Bouncy tunes and peaceful tunes. Ancient hymns and modern. By Colin Sedgwick
Baptist minister Mary Cotes introduces her new book, which looks at women as bringers of God’s Kingdom, both from the gospels and in Christian history
A list of maintenance tips from Baptist Insurance to help you avoid some insurance claims at your church
Jesus taught and demonstrated the Kingdom of Heaven - so it makes sense for us to think about it, look for it in the Bible, search out its treasures and then learn to live in its culture, writes Martin Young
A life-long Baptist who became a Deaconess before working for Bible Society
Rather than rush into the ‘new normal’ and firmly shut the door on what has gone before, it’s essential to take time to reflect on what we’ve been through. Sharon Lanfear introduces a new resource that enables us to do just that
It's Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on nature - Shaun Lambert explores why we need to be paying attention
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