Belonging, believing and behaving

Belonging, believing and behaving

Everyone wants the fruit of the kingdom of God. Any brief conversation with someone, anyone, not yet a follower of Jesus, around who they want to be will reveal elements of this reality. Sarah, desperate for love, but working with such an individualised definition and...
Will I be better next year?

Will I be better next year?

Do you plan to grow as a disciple of Jesus next year? I always take some time out, at the beginning of each year, to plan in what I sense need to be my priorities for the year ahead. If the time I need to do that wasn’t already in my diary it wouldn’t happen. The...
Hope 23-24

Hope 23-24

My conviction is Hope 23-24 presents every Baptist church with a tremendous opportunity. It’s a big vision – uniting as a church across denominations and organisations to offer the hope of Jesus again to our nation starting September 2023. It’s a real privilege to be...
Baptists are inherently Evangelical

Baptists are inherently Evangelical

Every Baptist Church, belonging to the Baptist Union, has at some stage of its development, freely chosen to opt into a mutual understanding of what it means to be churches in covenant together. That’s the history and background for the overwhelming majority of...
Too Lazy?

Too Lazy?

My hunch is nearly everyone you consider to be a part of your church wants to draw closer to God, wants to be purposeful in following Jesus, wants to live a fruitful life. The problem is that many of us are lazy and often just can’t be bothered. How do I know that?...