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Feature articles published in 2021

How do we integrate old and new into a better future? In this long read, Bruce Murray highlights some of the areas churches may wish to consider
Interview with Baptist pastor Ruth Rice, who has written a timely book on we we can model wellbeing in a period of growing mental health issues
A new series on what we can learn from 1 Peter, which is written to scattered, suffering communities. This first piece explores calling
The people Peter is writing to are under enormous pressure that boils over regularly into violence against them. Peter’s solution is not to muscle up physically, but develop a mind that copes with the present and hopes for the glory to come
A new document outlines the steps to accredited Baptist ministry - and highlights how the Spirit is increasingly calling different people to different types of ministry
Continuing his series on 1 Peter, Terry Young explores how the letter makes the connections between suffering and glory
Continuing his exploration of 1 Peter, Terry Young explains how Peter subverts traditional notions of strength
Andy Glover explains how the three-day online event came together
Exploring Peter's understanding of baptism. By Terry Young
Steve Tinning highlights our journey towards a call for nuclear disarmament
Carol Richardson reports on collecting 100 stories of Baptists involved in missional adventure
The latest in our series with Baptist Insurance highlights its home insurance cover
Social media has many benefits - but its downsides have become clearer too. Jonathan Skeet, a former social media addict, believes the church should be more vocal in expressing them
Christian theatre company LAMPS Collective has responded to the restrictions of the pandemic by creating a brand new Easter resource
Emma McPhail, assistant minister of Victoria Baptist Church in Eastbourne, recently appeared on ITV’s The Chase - and the response has been 'incredible'. She explains how
Andy Goodliff introduces his new book Renewing a Modern Denomination, which explores Baptist thinking at the end of the 20th century
A selection of resources to help Baptists reflect on and mark Racial Justice Sunday 2021
Bryn Frere-Smith explains his journey from bodyguard to protecting those who cannot afford to pay for it – and how the Blue Bear Coffee Company he founded is partnering with a growing number of churches concerned about human trafficking
A selection of resources to help us reflect during Lent
The latest in our series of articles from Baptist Insurance features health and safety advice in bad weather
Ahead of a new survey, Andrew Village and Leslie J. Francis of York St John University outline their findings from a survey conducted following the first lockdown
Church fires can frequently be attributed to faulty or ageing wiring so regular inspections are vital. There are a number of key factors to consider that will help to keep your church safe - this month's feature from Baptist Insurance
2020 was a year like no other - who could have imagined what it would hold as we went into the first lockdown in March 2020?
Those who are in most need are probably going to be the last to benefit from the unlocking - unless specific action is taken to prioritise them
Earlier this year we launched the first version of our new Baptist App, created by our website developers ChurchInsight
Worship is for God, and for God alone. It is a turning away from self and a gazing upon God in such a matter that adoration and praise, confession and penitence, dedication and commitment are our response
The latest in our series of Baptist Insurance articles sees a focus on baptismal pools
Examining prayer in light of Paul's instructions in his letter to Timothy
Interview with Baptist minister Richard Littledale, author of a new book for those who have been bereaved during the pandemic
Why we need to take seriously the charge of the Apostle Paul to Timothy: “Give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching”.
Northern Baptist College's vision of growing leaders for a changing church in a changing world has proved prophetic in a year of restrictions
Baptism remains a great opportunity to ‘nail our colours to the mast’ and in this way proclaim that Jesus is Lord – Lord not just of our lives or indeed of his church, but also Lord of the world
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
A list of maintenance tips from Baptist Insurance to help you avoid some insurance claims at your church
A letter from the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, by Bader Mansour
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
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
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
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
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
At its simplest pioneering is a combination of seeing and building, writes Jonny Baker. Here are three questions to get you started
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
The latest article from Baptist Insurance highlights the risk of an arson attack - and how to prevent it
How can we turn what we do into what lasts? The question haunts all history. By Terry Young
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
What would Jesus want done with what we have, and how can we channel the money in our hands that way?
Open Doors has been supporting persecuted Christians for more than 70 years, reports Megan Titley
Somehow we must recover our sense of hope and learn to take risks on endings better than beginnings
Baptist Insurance has produced some helpful tips and advice to make sure you and your church are prepared for stormy weather
When Baptist minister Simon Bartlett couldn't find a suitable online course exploring a Christian response to creation care, he created one himself - and it was so well received a new series of sessions begin in September. He explains more
In a world where the donation of cash in the moment becomes consigned to history, how do we maintain that giving moment that is both communal and intentional - and do we even need to? By David Lynch
By Dave Gregory and Trevor Beckett of the Baptist Union Environment Network (BUEN)
Mary Douglas introduces the Parenting for Faith Course with a teen focus
Autumn is upon us and with it comes the gradual onset of darker evenings. It is therefore the perfect time to review situations where people work alone to ensure adequate precautions are in place to protect them. The latest Baptist Insurance article
This weekend we will see the long awaited title Respect hit UK cinemas. The film tells the story of Aretha Franklin, played by the singer and actress Jennifer Hudson - and the main narrative it holds throughout is Aretha's faith
Ed Perry introduces RightNow Media, the world’s largest library of Bible study videos, and currently used by more than 21,000 churches worldwide
A healthy relationship with science is vital for the Church today in its mission of making disciples of Jesus, deepening faith, enriching worship, and enabling evangelism in a sceptical world
Open Doors is hosting its first ever youth online event where persecuted Christians from around the world will share their stories of faith
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