In this article I will consider the principle of integrity in ministry and why adhering to that integrity strictly prohibits persons participating in same sex relationships from holding the office of ordained/accredited ministry within our Baptists Together network of churches. … Read More »Ministerial Integrity
A couple of weeks ago I commented on a thread on Facebook touching on the proposed changes in the Baptist Union’s Ministerial Recognition Rules (“MRR”). I was commenting from the perspective of someone who opposes the change. After the discussion… Read More »7 Reasons to Oppose the Change in MRR
The Issue The Baptist Union has circulated a survey about sexuality: The specific issue under discussion is as follows: Our current Ministerial Recognition Rules for Accredited Ministers are clear that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is deemed gross… Read More »Homosexuality and Christian Ministers
‘What’s the point, they’ll do what they want anyway’ ‘Our church cannot see why we are even in the Baptist Union’ ‘There is a general drift towards liberalism’. These represent the three most common comments I have received over the… Read More »Why should I engage with the BU consultation?
The Declaration of Principle and the Baptist Way of Being Church The Declaration of Principle (DoP) is the basis of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BU). It is in large part a description of aspects of the Baptist understanding… Read More »Baptist Ecclesiology and the National Accreditation of Ministers