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As Baptists Together we'd love you to share what's on your mind and what you are hearing from God about topical issues in the news and other matters of general interest. Click here to send your letters to us.  Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

Also, please feel free to have your say on our stories and opinion pieces. Comments will be compiled below.

Follow the links below for our latest correspondence:
 
Alone223
May 
The silent epidemic of loneliness More ...
Communion223
April 
Maundy Thursday, a BMS missionary in China More ...
Mothersday223
March 
Navigating Mother's Day More ...
Mental health223
February 
Christians and the pursuit of perfection More ...
December 
Parable of touch wood and the Druids, Politics and the Way of Jesus More ...
November 
The Parable of Maradona More ...
October 2018
Walking with Samantha; the church stepping into the breach More ...
September 2018
Modern hymns; lessons from church growth; uniformed groups and social integration More ...
August 2018
Boris and the burka; joy in evangelism More ...
July 2018
Learning to like the Apostle Paul More ...
June 2018 
How to respond when someone uses offensive language? More ...
May 2018
More than a preacher - women in ministry More ...
April 2018 
Presidency, Martin Luther King, understanding the meaning of the cross More ...
March 2018
A manifesto to counter institutional sexism More ...
February 2018
Baptist pioneer Edith Gates, Billy Graham More ...
January 2018 
Opportunities for Christians; wellbeing cafes, multicultural preaching More ...
November 2017
Reformation, Inter Faith Week, would Jesus drive a diesel? More ...
October 2017
The Reformation and the Declaration of Principle More ...
September 2017
Diary of a Baptist minister, The Turning, sports chaplaincy, free discipleship videos More ...
August 2017
Migrancy in the UK, and more on evangelism and storytelling More ...
July 2017
Creative storytelling evangelism; Christians in the Middle East More ...
June 2017
Christians in schools, Tim Farron More ...
May 2017
Chaplains and Terry Waite More ...
April 2017
Small churches, our spiritual lives and boats, persecution More ...
March 2017
Smaller churches in partnership with larger ones, leaving out gruesome bits of the Old Testament More ...
February 2017
The confessing church, Baptists and leadership More ...
January 2017
Baptists and leadership More ...
November 2016
US election, same sex attraction, adoption More ...
October 2016
Aberfan, dementia, mental ill health More ...
September 2016
Location, location, location More ...
August 2016
Sewing in Calais, living with faith and doubt More ...
May 2016
More on human sexuality, Israel, and laughing More ...
April 2016
Human sexuality and identity, Baptist churches and bus stops, sowing seeds More ...
March 2016
Lots of tributes to Roger Hayden; lots of comments about Brexit More ...
February 2016
Gender balance, walking on Holy ground, investing in child refugees’ education More ...
January 2016
Sermons and suffragettes More ...
December 2015
Bombing Syria, another way of responding to Isis, Jesus as an asylum seeker and more More ...
November 2015
Help with youth needed in Stalybridge, in pursuit of happiness and more More ...
October 2015
More pigeons, bogus refugees More ...
September 2015
Refugees... (and fantastic Facebook signs) More ...
August 2015
Calais, Hammond's stigmatisation, Ashley Madison and reasons to go to church More ...
July 2015
More reaction to the beacons of prayer call, plus the Papal encyclical More ...
June  2015
Much reaction to Lynn Green's call to prayer, plus Fathers' Day, true worship and Leviticus, and mindfulness More ...
May 2015
A promise, migrants, Council and salaries/stipends More ...
April  2015
The absence of young people in our churches, when area's become used to living without a church, and gender balance More ...
March 2015
Home Mission, preaching, benefit sanctions - and blessings at Mount Carmel More ...
February 2015
Some thoughts on church numbers had many thinking. There was also correspondence on God's justice, Libby Lane and Paul Hills More ...
January 2015
Much on gender balance, plus letters to the Muslim and Jewish communities, thanks following a church closure, and unsung heroes of faith More ...
December 2014
More climate change, Paul and poverty, Northern Baptist College More ...
November 2014
Baptist Union Council, climate change More ...
October 2014
Social justice, First World War, Theresa May More ...
September 2014
The Scottish referendum, Viz-A-Viz closure, stopping gambling More ...
August 2014
The missing prayer, giving like children, No More Page 3 More ...
July 2014
Gaza, assisted dying, women bishops, gym and night club ministries More ...
June 2014
Bus evangelism, homeless spikes, interactive Bible stories More ...
May 2014
Where the sacred and scary meet, the Baptist Assembly More ...
April 2014
In defence of Rev - and reverse missionaries More ...
March 2014
Mothers' Day, withdrawing from church and rubbing out the battles More ...
February 2014
Lots of reaction to Ernie Whalley's blog about the church meeting, plus floods More ...
January 2014
Do we 'do' church - or 'be' church? Plus non-violent protest - what's happened to it? Redundancy, the Girls' Brigade and more More ...
Letters 2013
Letters 2013 More ...
Bapticostal Congregations:
Baptist identity in the 21st century More ...
Balanced worship?
“As worship leaders, how do you balance between allowing the spirit to lead, while maintaining a structure during a service?” More ...
Top tips on working together
How can we work better together? Five top tips for smaller churches, and five for larger churches More ...
Multicultural churches: A gospel imperative
Do we want to build multicultural churches because it is a politically correct thing to do? More ...
Branding, ambition and reality
What does it really mean to be Baptists Together? More ...
We need to talk... about hell
Responses to Anna Hancock's challenge More ...
General responses and feedback
A collection of feedback and responses More ...
Whatever happened to the children's talk?
A retired minister's observations on the children's talk, dress code, prayer and music More ...
Money - and how we use it
Why do we allow some of our least resourced churches to struggle in deprived areas, asked Michael Shaw? More ...
The Daily Mail and Following Jesus
Reaction to Andy Goodliff's piece about The Daily Mail. Should reading it be a church membership issue? More ...
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