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  • ​Spiritually Awakened: My First Alliance of Baptists Gathering by Carol Majors

    This was my first time attending an Alliance Gathering. I went with curiosity, and more than a little layperson-shyness. I was drawn there by the location (my hometown of Atlanta), and the guests who would be preaching the three services: Paco Rodes, Rusud More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness: The God Who Riots, by Jeff Hood

    Jesus couldn't get the horrific images of police brutality out of his mind. Walking downtown, Jesus was tired of seeing people assaulted and killed. When officers started to show up in riot gear More Info

  • ​#AOBGathering: My Kind of People, by Keith A. Menhinick

    I was 10 minutes through the door, and Ken Meyers cussed in excitement to see me, Paula Dempsey guided me by the elbow to introduce me to the group, and Jason Smith handed me a glass of wine. These are my people! I thought. More Info

  • The Best Baptist Meetings, by Brett Younger

    At the worst Baptist meetings, ministers ask, “How big is your church?” At a lot of Baptist meetings, the primary question is “Aren’t you glad you’re not at that other Baptist meeting?” At the best Baptist meetings, the central questions are “How is God at More Info

  • Reflections on the 2015 Alliance Gathering by a Wayward Charter Member, by Tom Halbrooks

    As my son and I were packing up my books in my office at Southeastern Seminary for my move to the new Baptist Seminary in Richmond, he paused for a moment and looked out the window toward the little town of Wake Forest where he had grown up. He said quietl More Info

  • Voices: A Wrinkle in Time, by Kristin Adkins Whitesides

    My 7-year-old son received Madeleine L’Engle’s book A Wrinkle in Time in his Easter basket this year. We spent the next few weeks reading it together at bedtime. It is a strange little book—part science fiction, part family novel, part social commentary. A More Info