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Here you will find a selection of essays, thoughts, ramblings and musings on various things theological, Baptist and left-wing. But maybe not in the order. 

August 7, 2015

It may come as a shock to some, but we don't choose where we are born. We have absolutely no control over who our parents are, what language we are taught to speak, what culture we are brought up in or the colour of our skin. As a Christian, it is a firm conviction of...

July 23, 2015

Can missional communities be Baptist or are they by very nautre extra-denominational?

Church decline in the UK has been a common pattern across nearly all denominations and churches over the last 20-50 years. Average weekly attendance at the Church of England was 1,091,...

July 22, 2015

Communion, or the Eucharist, has always been an essential and pivotal part of Christian Worship. It was Christ himself who instituted it at the Last Supper and it has been something to bind Christian communities together since the death of Christ. Chadwick in his book...

June 10, 2015

Lord Faulkner of Thoroton is a Labour life peer in the UK’s House of Lords.[1] In June 2014 Lord Faulkner set before the House of Lords his ‘Assisted Dying Bill’. This bill follows many similar Bills tabled before both Houses of the UK Parliament, most notably Lord J...

May 10, 2015

A key concept in Baptist understandings of church and mission is that Baptists want to claim their authority from the New Testament and early church not from an understanding of apostolic succession.

Baptists as a group in England emerged in Spitalfields, London in 1612...

May 1, 2015


Pacifism, by which I mean the complete rejection of involvement in warfare, was a predominant view on war and violence in the early Christian church. Many of the early church fathers held a pacifist view; with many of them arguing the Christ himself was a pacifist...

July 2, 2014

Amos of Tekoa, sometimes referred to as ‘The Prophet of Justice’[1], was a shepherd in a small town in Judah, with a mighty message from God for Israel and some would suggest for today.


In this essay I am going to look at the historical context in which Amos is speakin...

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