Resources for Evangelical Baptists
A collection of resources and articles to help us grow faithfully together.
Academic articles, papers and reflections exploring key areas of contemporary theology
Who we are, and why this site exists
We believe that in the days we are living in there is a need for a strong, evangelical witness. There are great challenges and opportunities, and facing those well is a vital task.
Where to start
We would recommend the book Marriage, Scripture and the Church: Theological Discernment on the Questions of Same-Sex. It is a comprehensive treatment of the debate around same-sex marriage and shows careful listening to a wide range of arguments covering all sides of the debate. You can read a full review here.
At a recent meeting of Baptists, I found myself in conversation about the issue of same-sex relationships. A friend made the case that since God had made each of us, he must have made us to desire in the way that we do. If someone is sexually attracted to people of the same sex, then… Read…
When evangelicals state that they reject homosexual practice and the possibility of same-sex marriage, they are often accused of judging others and told that this is not a Christian attitude. Didn’t Jesus himself tell us not to judge? We are pointed to his words ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged’ in Matthew… Read…
Some of you reading may already be bristling at the title. We do not live in a society or culture in which submission is an acceptable term. Rather we prefer: independence, self-care, individuality, surety and standing strong. It is not an idea that was either familiar or acceptable to me either. When I first became… Read…
The fact that I did not grow up in England means that I miss bits of cultural background information that natives receive with their mother’s milk. Examples of such gaps in my knowledge are Shakespeare and Doctor Who. Another example is the phrase in the title of this article. Over time I did pick up… Read…
Evangelicals are those who are primarily defined by their association with the ‘Good News’ (Eu-angellion). The New Testament announcement of Good News can find scriptural precedent in, for instance, the words of Isaiah 52:7f where the message is essentially coupled to the act of proclamation. The image is that of an eagerly anticipated messenger running… Read…