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Middle East

Yesterday we heard the news that Parliament is being recalled on Friday to debate the involvement of our armed forces in carrying out air strikes on Islamic State (Isil) in Iraq. In reflecting on this news, I need to say clearly that I am speaking from a personal point of view, and not representing  the considered view of the London Baptist Association. My view is that I have very deep misgivings about this ...

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Prayer for Scottish Referendum

"We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God." (Romans 8: 26-27) I am greatly comforted and strengthened by these words as there are many times when I truly don't know what to pray.  ...

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What motivates you to do what you do?

I mean what really motivates you? I am challenging you to think beyond the convenient, acceptable, nice, spiritual, superficial, warm and fuzzy answers that every good Christian - especially Christian leader - should give to a question like this and answer from your conscience. In all likelihood your answer will probably depend on circumstances. ...

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Thoughts from my retreat

I trust that those of you who have been on holiday have had a good break and have returned refreshed. For those who have not been away, I hope that August has not been too busy.   I had the privilege of attending a guided retreat at the Northumbria Communities’ Nether Springs near Alnmouth. I was there from Monday to Thursday. There was no internet access or 3G connection and I was content to follow th ...

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About London Baptist Association

The London Baptist Association is an association of nearly 300 member churches across greater London. The aim of the Association is summed up in our strap-line: Making disciples, sharing the good news of Jesus For more information about the Association or the wider Baptist family click on 'About us' at the top of the page. The LBA Team The LBA team of Regional Ministers together with the LBA's Olympic & ...

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