Baptism, conscience and sin

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The other day I wrote about how I approach the question of people who have been baptised in a paedobaptist context and whether or not a baptistic church should treat that as valid when welcoming someone into membership. The article was part of a series on baptism but it was responding to something Steve Kneale… Continue reading Baptism, conscience and sin

Baptism, paedo-baptism and the conscience clause

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I’ve been writing a few blog posts about baptism and paedobaptism over the past few days and of course, this brings us to the question about what to do when there’s disagreement within a church on Baptism. My friend Stephen Kneale is very clear in his mind on this. He writes about it here. Steve’s… Continue reading Baptism, paedo-baptism and the conscience clause

Why are people attending church less frequently?

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One of the trends that quite a few people have noticed in recent years has been the change in definition of what it means to attend church regularly. To those of us in church leadership, who have been Christians for some time, regular attendance tends to mean “at least once a week.” However, the reality… Continue reading Why are people attending church less frequently?

Is “open or closed communion?” the right question?

One of the graces in COVID is that it has pushed us hard to think about some key aspects of church life such as “What really is gathered worship?” and “What are the priority ministries of a church in the week?” There has also been quite a bit of discussion about when, how and why… Continue reading Is “open or closed communion?” the right question?