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Lessons learned bring 'remarkable change'

Posted on Oct 23, 2018

I remember elementary recess. Tag was an all-time favorite game...Although recess usually ended too soon, we nevertheless experienced re-energization.

Thirty years later I have learned a valuable lesson from this game: labor, whether in adulthood careers or childhood schoolwork, requires recess moments. God understands this as well, hence, the Sabbath. As a kid gym and recess were my times to “cut loose” and enjoy myself. As an adult, Sunday worship is such a moment. 

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It's time to preach!

Posted on Oct 08, 2018

There is a profound risk in being who God has created us to be. There is a risk of faith. There is risk of trust. There are challenges that crop up in every area of our lives when we say yes to showing the world the full magnitude of who we are --beautifully unique beings created to do amazing things on this earth. 

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Tribute to David W. Adkins

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

David will be “missed by many who knew him as pastor, colleague, friend and beloved family,” offers Joann Adkins Davis of her brother, David W. Adkins, who died Friday, Sept. 14 in Winchester, Va. of a rare neurological disease, multiple systems atrophy.

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Woodside Church gets a new home

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner, has a new home. 

Barely five months since leaving its mid-century building in the College Cultural Neighborhood, and nearly 150 years after building its first permanent home two blocks away at West First Avenue and Lyon Street, Woodside leaders announce the church's return to Carriage Town and a new era of life for the congregation. 

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Fall Programming

Posted on Sep 14, 2018

Whether your congregation has a full slate lined up, or you are preparing to open your whole children’s department in a single classroom, fall programming is a vestige of 20th-century American Christianity—and I’m not just talking about the bright colored construction paper stapled to a bulletin board.

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Tribute to Virginia G. Neely

Posted on Sep 14, 2018

Welcoming and ushering in the “new” in Baptist life is a centerpiece of the legacy of Virginia Neely, who died August 30, 2018 at the age of 90. For 52 years Virginia served alongside her husband, Alliance founder Alan Neely, teaching, writing, editing and collaborating in a ministry that has brought lasting renewal not only to Baptists, but also to the larger church.

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Light that helps illuminate the paths

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Sisters and brothers of the Alliance of Baptists, we live in a time of injustice and great uncertainty here in Brazil. It is a difficult and complex time, and we can only discern the best paths to follow with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Brazilian church is going through a period of great change. We perceive a numerical growth of neo-Pentecostal denominations that make use of the devices of the “Theology of Prosperity.” 

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God's Spirit of Reformation is infectious

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

I caught something during my recent trip overseas. My traveling companions and I were all exposed, and doctors are powerless against our infections. Since our return home, our families, friends and churches are also in danger. Our travel guides knew about the risks but failed to warn us. Now, because of their careless negligence, we are forever burdened with the consequences.

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Be strong advocates for voting rights

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

The Alliance of Baptists has adopted many statements over the years that reflect its commitment to living out its covenant and mission statement. In our statements we lift our voices to address important issues before our national community -- issues like gun violence, climate change, just and comprehensive immigration reform, mass incarceration, adequate funding for schools, access to health care, economic justice, a living wage and many more. 

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Remembering Millard Eiland

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

by Paula Clayton Dempsey 

Among the good that Millard Eiland did while on his passage through this world was his role in visioning and enabling the work and ministry of the Alliance of Baptists. With gratitude for his life, his courage, his vulnerability, the Alliance mourns the death of Millard, and we share our sorrow with Millard's partner/spouse, David Taylor; his daughters and his faith family at Alliance congregational partner Covenant Church in Houston, Texas.

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