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Centrist Baptists have felt abandoned by both fundamentalists and liberals. However, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a diverse community seeking to do missions and ministry in new and exciting ways, and there’s room for all. […] Read More

When fundamentalism and evangelism intersect, their purpose and calling are to convert every person they meet to their right beliefs, which can play out in dangerous ways. […] Read More

How might we share our faith with Muslims in an ethical way? Consider these five thoughts; one or more of them might start or further a conversation to help you do just that. […] Read More

When sharing your faith with Muslims, taking the position of ‘loving Muslims’ while ‘hating Islam’ is not a healthy starting point. So where do you begin? […] Read More

Facebook leads the way among social media outlets when it comes to evangelism on digital platforms, the Barna Group says. Almost nine out of 10 who witness online do so through personal posts. […] Read More

An important fishing lesson that I’ve learned the hard way can help local churches assess their ministry and its impact. I enjoy fishing, especially when I’m in a boat and can work the shore under the overhanging trees and shrubs. You can maneuver your boat to a place where the fish are biting and begin […] Read More

The number of U.S. Christians who feel they have a personal responsibility to share their faith has declined over the past 25 years, according to a Barna Group report published on May 15. Those who affirm the statement, “every Christian has a responsibility to share their faith,” has declined 25 points, moving from 89 percent […] Read More

One of the privileges of ministry in the part of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, where I live is the opportunity to lead a multicultural church. Most of the Afro-Caribbean families who worship with us are first-generation immigrants, members of the original “Windrush Generation.” When I visit their homes, I am invariably struck by the […] Read More

Steve Holmes, in his 2012 book “Baptist Theology,” notes that ours is a model of church where “God deals directly with each particular human being.” “Believer’s baptism is an expression of this intensely individualist strain within Baptist theology: the faith of the church or the family is of no moment in the story of a […] Read More

Among the many delights brought to us by the internet is its capacity to enhance our memories of the past, to sharpen the detail of the reminiscences we might have of prior events. I took the same sort of trip down memory lane recently when I watched some clips of another musical event from the […] Read More