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Denton Lotz

Every day is sweeter than the day before is how Denton Lotz reflects on the twilight of his 27-year career as a leader of the Baptist World Alliance. In an interview with, Lotz spoke with clarity and candor about his service with and love for global Baptists. Asked to pick his best day, the […] Read More

A man who traces his ancestry to the slave trade in Ghana will be elected this week in that West African nation as the general secretary of the largest umbrella organization for worldwide Baptists with some 110 million members in 130 nations. Neville Callam will become the first non-white leader in the history of the […] Read More

1. Unity–Many Baptist conventions worldwide are experiencing disharmony, because of conflict over Christian doctrine and ethics, or over differing views on types of worship or the charismatic movement. It is for that reason that we must continually re-examine our life and thought in the light of biblical faith. We need to continually stress a Christian […] Read More

Far as the Curse is Found

The Christmas story is one of hope and joy. This is a necessary word for men and women of all cultures and languages to hear, particularly this year. What a tragic year. It began with thousands being killed by the horrific tsunami. Then the death toll for Iraqis and American soldiers increased dramatically and the […] Read More

Southern Baptist Convention leaders accuse the Baptist World Alliance of being anti-American because of views of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, BWA General Secretary Denton Lotz charged in a letter to members of the BWA general council, committees and commissions members dated Monday. In a lengthy letter countering what he called “misunderstanding,” “generalization” and […] Read More

The head of the Baptist World Alliance says last week’s vote urging Southern Baptists to cut ties with the BWA was based on misrepresentation of the global Baptist fellowship. “We are saddened because the statements made in the recommendations presented to the Executive Committee are so contrary to who we are,” BWA General Secretary <?xml:namespace […] Read More

BWA Human Rights Sunday

Many years ago the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Freedom and Justice proposed that Baptists celebrate the second Sunday in Advent as Human Rights Sunday. It is proper that during the Christmas season we pray for our brothers and sisters all over the world who are denied human rights and especially those who suffer from […] Read More