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Resources for Evangelical Baptists

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

Encourage

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

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Explore

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

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Equip

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.

  • We Are Responsible Persons

    Part 7 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman In the preceding part I wrote that conflicts churches are not so much accidents that can be prevented with good will, love and tact, as part of the structure of salvation history. God realises his… Read…

  • The Role of Conflict in the Salvation History of the Old Testament

    Part 6 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman In the preceding parts we dwelt at length on conflicts in church history. Someone will say, ‘But that is church history, which is full of apostasy and conflict!’ However, we will not get rid of… Read…

  • The Baptist Movement is also Rooted in Conflict

    Part 5 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman International Baptists The first Baptist congregations appeared in the early 17th century. They arose out of a conflict in the bosom of the English reformation of the church. For many English, the reformation in their… Read…

  • The Conflict Between Rome and the Reformation

    Part 4 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman We turn our attention to intra-ecclesiastical conflicts, first of all to that between Catholicism and Protestantism. Protestantism: born of conflict There is no Protestant religious community that was not born out of conflict. That sounds… Read…

  • The Conflict Between Israel and the Church

    Part 3 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman Sometimes you have to go through a conflict with each other in order to move forward. From the history of the Christian Church I would like to present evidence for this statement. If we take… Read…

  • Denial of Conflict

    Part 2 of 7 from ‘A Short Theology of Conflict’ by Olof H. de Vries and translated by Pieter Lalleman A traditional Roman Catholic priest celebrates mass. Dressed in a priestly robe, he solemnly pronounces Latin formulas and performs ancient ritual acts with ceremonial gestures. In this celebration what no eye can see becomes reality:… Read…