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Vol 1 No. 10 Resources

We want to talk this week about resources for personal, congregational and spiritual foundation. When it comes to resources it is probably best to refer to Charles Dickens’s comment in A Tale of Two Cities; “It was the best of times and it was the worst of time.” It is the best of times because […]

Vol 1 No. 9 Hurricane Katrina

This week’s letter is in three parts but despite that will be briefer than some of my earlier notes. I want to begin by commenting briefly on Hurricane Katrina. Then I want us to reflect on some items for prayer and finally turn to the personal choices that we all need to look at as […]

Vol 1 No. 8 Kenya Part 2

We left off last week sharing about all the things I had come to learn from our Kenyan partner churches.  You may recall that the main parts of that learning experience were their unity in Christ expressed in worship, care for one another and their care for the community at large.  I was also very […]

Vol 1 No. 7 Kenya

If you have been following these letters this summer, you will know that I have been traveling in Britain and have been in search of various resources for the Baptist Union and attended the Baptist World Alliance in Birmingham. On August 1 my wife Kerry and I flew to Kenya to prepare for teaching at […]

Vol 1 No. 6 BWA Meeting

As you may know from a previous letter, I found myself in Birmingham, England in late July, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Baptist World Alliance.  This association of Baptists from around the world began in Exeter Hall in London in 1905. The two hour opening celebration had such incredible variety that […]

Vol 1 No. 5 UK Resources

We will pick up with the Baptist World Alliance meetings next week. I want to comment briefly about the opportunities I’ve had to observe some resources for ministry in Great Britain as I spent some time before the Baptist World Alliance Centenary Conference. I intentionally set out to visit some churches that might model for […]

Vol 1 No. 4 Year of BWA

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Baptist World Alliance which first met in the Exeter Hall in London in 1905.  That long ago event represented about 7 million Baptists worldwide coming from a little over 2 dozen countries.  Now the Baptist World Alliance is representative of 211 denominations in 200 countries which include […]

Vol 1 No. 3 David Prital

Dear Friends, As we begin a new stage of God’s journey and plans for us in the Baptist Union I would like to tell you about someone who changed my life earlier this year. Some of you have heard about him in my talk to the Banff Assembly in April but a refresher won’t hurt. […]

Vol 1 No. 2 BWA

Dear Friends, This last week (July 14th) saw the Personal Committee Chair of the board, Marshall Miner, undergo successful heart surgery in Calgary. Marshall and his wife, Judi, are members of First Baptist Cranbrook and are heading home this week for Marshall to continue his recovery. Please pray for them. There are several of our […]

Vol 1 No. 1 Greetings

Greetings in Christ, Our Baptist Union family of churches is so diverse and spread over such a vast 
landscape that it is wonderful that we have a unity in Christ. It is this same Christ that the 
apostle Paul draws near to in Romans 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor […]