Reflections

When I’m embarrassed to be a Baptist

Most of the time I’m glad to be a Baptist. Not only do I believe our way of baptism – and more importantly who is baptised, namely those who’ve made a personal decision of faith – is Biblical, I also appreciate our variety of worship, not bound to a formal liturgy; our way of running the church, so that each believer who is committed to a local church can take part in listening to what God is saying about our…

Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

By Dorothy Field For some time, I have felt saddened and challenged by the omission of the Lord’s Prayer in some schools and also in some churches. The Lord’s Prayer (the prayer Christ gave his followers when they asked him how they should pray) was the focus for one of Radio 4 daily services in August. I thought its meaning was unpacked in a helpful way for anyone not used to knowing its relevance for Christians today. Listeners were reminded…

Black Lives Matter – A Personal Reflection

Over the past few weeks, I have heard a lot about this movement, and I, like I think many others, initially responded with the same reaction I’ve heard from others: surely ALL lives matter? But since then I’ve read up and educated myself a bit, and I’d like to share what I have learned. The BLM movement is not saying that only black lives matter, they never once said that that I can find a record of. They are just…