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  • 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

  • Eastertide- Reflecting on the Alliance of Baptists by Eileen Campbell-Reed

    The Alliance of Baptists met in mid April in Atlanta, Georgia. We were hosted kindly by the good folks of Northside Drive Baptist Church. Here are some reflections on my time at the annual gathering of the Alliance. More Info

  • Annual Gathering 2015: Alliance Traditions, by Relma Hargus

    The Alliance hotel in Atlanta 2015 apparently received the memo established when the search committee to select a leader for our group of Baptists met decades ago: Thou shalt have a fire drill. Since we are definitely not the fire-and-brimstone kind of Ba More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness by Jeff Hood

    You see them lurking in the hallways of church after church. In the same tired old faded colors, it is hard to miss the blond hair, blue eyes and white skin. I have even seen them in hospitals. Growing up, I was terrified of one representation that stared More Info