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Feature articles in 2013  

"We are a small rural church, what is our purpose, and how can we really make a difference to our community? Any ideas welcome!"
'Young people can find university a real test to their faith' Baptist minister Michael Shaw on why he's engaged his last three churches with student ministry and mission
As he leaves the role of General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, The Revd Jonathan Edwards reflects on the last seven years
From humble beginnings in a Baptist church, a parent and toddler session for fathers has become a national ministry.
'Every culture in the world has its own musical language as it has its spoken language - and when the Gospel is linked to an ethnic group’s heart music it will be understood and even accepted'. Ethnomusicologist Rob Baker chats to Shaun Lambert
It may be different from an Evangelical worship festival, but ....
Lynn Green will draw on a varied involvement across Baptist life as she embarks on her new role
Eurovision opens up scrutiny of the country's poor human rights - including harsh religious censorship
'Mission. Mates. Me.' Most military personnel are familiar with this handy mantra, reminding them of the essential priorities of any deployment: there's a job to do, a challenge to meet. The mission is your motivation
Ramadan Chan is general secretary of the Sudan Interior Church which is part of the Baptist World Alliance
The Link Visiting Scheme is a befriending service which aims to combat social isolation among older people. It was initiated in 1998 by Woodley Baptist Church in Berkshire and has had quite an impact in the borough of Wokingham
7 November is National Stress Awareness Day. Here we have an interview with neuroscientist Dr Andrew Newberg, by Shaun Lambert
In 2010 the Christian Enquiry Agency was re-launched with a brand new website. Now www.christianity.org.uk has 2,500 visitors each week. We asked the coordinator Peter Graystone how it's going
An interview with Gavin and Anne Calver about their new book 'Stumbling Blocks'. By Shaun Lambert
Whilst Jamaicans were celebrating their independence 50 years ago (6 August 1962) a Jamaican Baptist minister was doing some pioneering work in Manchester
The desire to do a substantial mission trip in Africa never left nurse Katie Mead, who is now nearing the end of a year-long placement in Uganda. By Stephanie Fosnight Regester
The story of William Carey is well known - but what of his eldest son Felix? A new book called "Prisoner of Hope" chronicles a 'colourful and tragic' life as he tried to win the approval of his father's mission
We shouldn't dread the knock at the door, for Mormons present a great opportunity to witness. And they're holding their first major event in England next year, writes Bobby Gilpin
It’s not everyday a member of your congregation sets off on journeys into terrorist zones, disaster areas or refugee camps, writes Peter Wooding
Youth pastor Jason Borlase reflects on a day with Chris Duffett, Saltmine, Youth for Christ and the Heart of England Baptist Association
Baptists are to look again at the guidance they give to ministers on civil partnerships
Fiona Veitch Smith explains how her children's talk a couple of years ago is now in bookshops across the country
The fastest growing sector of the Christian community comprises those who are not part of a traditional congregation, writes Steve Aisthorpe - but the experiences of "churchless Christians" remain largely unknown
Baptist minister the Revd John Boyers reports from the Faith Rooms of the London 2012 Olympics Athletes' Village
Baptist minister the Revd John Boyers has continued his chaplaincy work into the Paralympic Games after serving during the Olympics. As these draw to a close he offers some reflections and prayer points
An interview with Terje Aadne, General Secretary of Baptist Union of Norway. By Chris Hall
Baptists have agreed to challenge the Government on its use of drones and have committed to encouraging churches to reflect biblically on the issue
This Mother's Day, child development charity Compassion is working with Baptist churches in some of the world's poorest regions to support single mums
In April, The Baptist Times booked a tall ship for five days - and invited 40 youngsters to sail it. It was the adventure of a lifetime, reports William Allchorn, a chaplain on the trip
A report from the recent Assembly of the Yorkshire Baptist Association, by Joolz Walker
Do Baptist churches need to worry about insurance for outside users?
Seun Kolade takes a look at the biblical story of Gideon, and how his example can inspire Christians today.
Family breakdown is on the rise, says a Christian mediator seeing an increased demand for his services
Reflections on the latest British Rom-Com with a twist...
Large numbers of children experience online bullying and worse. What can they - and their parents - do?
What can we learn about preaching through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology?
A group of Baptist ministers embark on a comedy course, and perform at the Liverpool Comedy Festival
My experiences of visiting and teaching at a training centre for pastors in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. By Neil Brighton
A BMS supported international school has been enabling mission in Albania for the last 20 years.
Twenty-five years ago a plane-load of cows flew to Uganda. A founding Send A Cow farmers looks back
By trained counsellor and Baptist minister Shaun Lambert to mark National Stress Awareness Day
Kevin Thomas of the Baptist Insurance Company turns his attention to the cold weather and church heating systems
After helping disadvantaged children in Lebanon, Mat and Suzanne Gregory of BMS are planning to serve in Albania
The chances are there is someone at your church struggling with infertility. By Steph Cottam
A report of Baptist Union Council: November 2013. Our priorities as a Union, the future of Assembly, the Baptist Streering Group and same-sex relationships are discussed
Holy oil and the Holy Spirit: the miracle of Chanukah is reflected in the miracle we receive through Jesus
Nelson's Column, the Houses of Parliament, railway builder extraordinaire - the life of a forgotten but influential Baptist
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