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Resources for Evangelical Baptists

A collection of resources and articles to help us grow faithfully together.


Calls to lift our eyes, our hearts and our games as Christians in the UK today

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Academic articles, papers and reflections exploring key areas of contemporary theology

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Resources examining and explaining key issues for Evangelical Baptists today

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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.

  • A Ministry of Word?

    In my PhD thesis, An exploration of classical and emergent theologies of ordained / accredited Baptist ministry amongst Baptist ministers within the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) (Garland, 2022), I resolved to identify some key theological ideas surrounding the nature of ordained / accredited ministry in the BUGB and explore the relative importance of… Read…

  • How to read the Bible well. Seven guidelines

    Summary This article contains seven guidelines that will help us read the Bible well.  We need to pay attention to the context, to God’s ongoing revelation, and to the genre of the text.  We don’t expect to find new revelations and only take literally what is meant literally.  We realise that narrators hardly comment on… Read…

  • Book Review of To Inclusion and Beyond:

    Evangelical and Affirming LGBTQ+ relationships and equal marriage by Danny Brierley I was glad to engage with this book which comes out at a time when in Baptist history the question of same-sex marriage is front and centre. It promised to be rooted in Scripture and show an inclusive meta-narrative. I hoped for well-argued affirmative… Read…

  • Human Desire and the Will of God

    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…

  • Judging and Judgment

    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…

  • A Transformation into Genuine Submission

    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…