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Baptists have impacted their local communities in numerous ways during the pandemic. Here are the stories shared at the October 2021 meeting of Baptist Union Council
Dementia affects the brain and cognition, but it doesn’t touch the soul and the spirit of a person, and at Christmas time, especially, the Holy Spirit can be released through our worship and spiritual songs. By Louise Morse
An extract from The Family Business: A Parable About Stepping Into The Life You Were Made For, by Geoff Peters
Many victims / survivors of exploitation access services from churches, writes Dan Pratt, editor of a new book exploring faith responses to modern slavery
Kim Kardashian, selfies and the cult of physical perfection
Interview with writer and spiritual director Amy Boucher Pye on her new book, 7 Ways to Pray - Time-tested Practices for Encountering God
A reflection on the dangers of idealising physical perfection, by Mark Roques
Open Doors is hosting its first ever youth online event where persecuted Christians from around the world will share their stories of faith
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
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 testimony of answered prayer and the goodness of our God, by Vicki Miller, Scheme Manager at independent housing scheme Royd Court, West Yorkshire
Habits we latched onto over the last 18 months, which we should perhaps not let go. By Chris Goswami
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
Exacerbated by the instability of the pandemic, the currency of grievance has become a dominant force circulating in many churches, as well as wider society, suggests Shaun Lambert. How do we effect change?
A New Testament scholar and Baptist minister, Alastair was a lover of learning and always trying to educate others. His generosity, thoughtfulness, razor-sharp wit and brilliant mind will never be forgotten
Are you off to university this year? Maybe consider a different type of church, writes Michael Shaw
Mary Douglas introduces the Parenting for Faith Course with a teen focus
By Dave Gregory and Trevor Beckett of the Baptist Union Environment Network (BUEN)
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
Baptist minister and Spurgeon’s College tutor Jeannie Kendall introduces her new book Held in Your Bottle, which explores the value of tears in the Bible and in our lives today
Former Baptist Union President Stephen Gaukroger has created a course to equip the church as we emerge from lockdown. In this interview he shares advice for congregations asking “What next?”
Churches understandably place a high value on marriage - but what does that communicate to those who are single? Following the shootings in his city, this is a reflection by Michael Shaw, minister of Devonport Community Baptist Church, Plymouth
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
Baptist Insurance has produced some helpful tips and advice to make sure you and your church are prepared for stormy weather
Bob and and his wife Pam touched a great many lives through their work at Knaphill Baptist Church and in the community
Somehow we must recover our sense of hope and learn to take risks on endings better than beginnings
Open Doors has been supporting persecuted Christians for more than 70 years
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
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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