Columns on Baptist Life

Baptists Around the World Avoid Cultural Groupthink | Sam Chaise, Baptist World Alliance
Baptists Around the World Avoid Cultural Groupthink
By: Sam Chaise
The Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering is a place where Baptist leaders can gather to avoid cultural groupthink and come to a deeper and richer understanding of their faith. Read More ...
Sam Chaise

Human Trafficking: European Baptists' Anti-Trafficking Network | Marion Carson, Human Trafficking, European Baptist Federation
Human Trafficking: European Baptists' Anti-Trafficking Network
By: Marion Carson
For nearly a decade, the European Baptist Federation has worked to thwart modern-day slavery through its anti-trafficking network. While the work is overwhelming, God continues to be at work. Read More ...
Marion Carson

Monastic Living, Even Briefly, Can Be Truly Enriching | Neville Callam, Baptist World Alliance, Spirituality, Monestaries
Monastic Living, Even Briefly, Can Be Truly Enriching
By: Neville Callam
Most of us keep quite busy in our fast-paced society. However, if you have the opportunity to experience the life of diverse monastic communities, you will find it a profoundly enriching experience. Read More ...
Neville Callam

Hugh Stowell Brown: Gospel Preacher, Friend of the Poor | Wayne Clarke, Hugh Stowell Brown
Hugh Stowell Brown: Gospel Preacher, Friend of the Poor
By: Wayne Clarke
Hugh Stowell Brown, a Baptist minister in the United Kingdom in the mid- to late 1800s, led the cause of gospel preaching and Christian social action from his Liverpool church. Read More ...
Wayne Clarke

For One Young Mom, Human Trafficking is All Too Real | Marion Carson, Human Trafficking, European Baptist Federation
For One Young Mom, Human Trafficking is All Too Real
By: Marion Carson
Human trafficking is a faraway problem for most of us. But for young women like Lydia in Moldova, it's all too real. The HIV-positive mom worries who will care for her daughter when she's gone. Read More ...
Marion Carson

Despite Naysayers, Women Served in Ministry for Centuries | Joe LaGuardia, Pentecost, Baptists, Women in Ministry
Despite Naysayers, Women Served in Ministry for Centuries
By: Joe LaGuardia
Even though some haven't welcomed women in ministry in recent years, women have been included in leadership in Baptist life since the 1600s. And they'll continue to bless the church for years to come. Read More ...
Joe LaGuardia

An Open Door, A Place of Welcome and Hope | Bob Newell, PORTA, Openness
An Open Door, A Place of Welcome and Hope
By: Bob Newell
For seven years, a painting of an open door at PORTA—the Albania House in Athens has been a symbol of welcome motivated by Jesus' love. Now a closed but unlatched door is replacing it. Read More ...
Bob Newell

John Wilson: A Pastor Connected to His Community | Israel Olofinjana, John Wilson, Woolwich Tabernacle
John Wilson: A Pastor Connected to His Community
By: Israel Olofinjana
Serving more than 60 years as pastor of one church, John Wilson was one of 19th-century England's most significant church and public leaders; he was engaged and connected with his community. Read More ...
Israel Olofinjana

William Tolbert Jr.'s Triple Legacy to Liberia | Richard Wilson, Liberia, Baptist World Alliance, Leadership, Baptists
William Tolbert Jr.'s Triple Legacy to Liberia
By: Richard Wilson
William Tolbert Jr., leader of Liberia and former Baptist World Alliance president, was assassinated in 1980, but his legacy lives on through the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary's lecture series. Read More ...
Richard Wilson

Jamaican, British Baptists Celebrate 200-Year Association | Paul Hobson, Baptist Union of Great Britain, Jamaica Baptist Union, BMS World Mission, Missions, George Liele, Sam Sharpe
Jamaican, British Baptists Celebrate 200-Year Association
By: Paul Hobson
The Jamaican Baptist Association, Baptist Union of Great Britain and BMS World Mission are celebrating their 200-year association with a series of events in both countries. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Baptist Educator Urges Churches to Transform Society | Brian Kaylor, Evangelism, Jerry Cain
Baptist Educator Urges Churches to Transform Society
By: Brian Kaylor
Churches must view their calling as more than evangelism. They need to play a prophetic role in challenging political and economic injustices, said Jerry Cain, Judson University's retired president. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor