and reflection on their significance for renewal in contemporary Baptist experience. Whilst the renewal of the Particular Baptists was indeed the ‘result of a complex matrix of factors’, this essay attempts to identify some of the more significant influences on… Read More »An Examination of renewal in Particular Baptist life during the period 1760-1815:
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
The Wider Picture Today. Testing Times The article from the ESV Study Bible was written before the UK introduced Same-Sex marriage. It has proved to be prophetic. Christian Adoption agencies who refuse homosexual adoption have been closed down, and the… Read More »Christian Ministers: The Call to Faithfulness
‘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
and a Note on its Implications for those called to Accredited Ministry with Baptists Together While it is true that the Bible contains references to many different forms of marriage, the New Testament advocates only one. In particular, when he… Read More »Towards a Biblical Theology of Marriage: