July 26, 2017

Church Architecture, Cuban Pastors, & More

The July 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features several pieces on church architecture, a topic often requsted. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: My editorial, Becoming Independent Baptists , on churches not engaging with denominational missions.  An articl…
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July 14, 2017

BWA Bangkok Photos

I created several albums of photos from my trip to the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are the albums, organized by day and with a note about key items in each: Days 1 & 2 : Mostly travel to Bangkok Day 3 : Start of B…
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July 10, 2017

Global Baptists Promote Religious Liberty Concerns

One theme that emerged during the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance was religious freedom. My second report for EthicsDaily.com highlights this as seen in resolutions passed, the election of a new general secretary, and breakout and worship sessi…
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July 9, 2017

Small Stream of Mae La Camp

Thursday at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in Bangkok, Thailand, brought one of the most powerful worship services I've experienced. Ethnic Karen people who fled decades ago from neighboring Myanmar and still live in refugee camps in T…
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July 8, 2017

New BWA General Secretary

A key decision for the 2017 annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance was to elect a new general secretary (essentially the executive director or CEO). Neville Callam announced last November he would retire at the end of 2017 after more than a decade in …
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July 7, 2017

Thai Baptist Video Interview

During my time in Bangkok, Thailand, for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance , I met several Thai Baptist leaders. Three of them even greeted us by singing the Thai National Anthem (in photo below): Pratep Dee, general secretary of the Thailand …
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July 6, 2017

Global Baptists Gather in Thailand for BWA Gathering

About 300 Baptists from nearly 50 nations traveled to Bangkok, Thailand for the 2017 annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance . This event is one of my favorite times of the year and I'm excited to again report on it for Word&Way , Churchnet , and …
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