April Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Easter Morning Remix by Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister Upon reflection of Lectionary Texts: Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 They went there, expecting to see their Lord, right there where they left him but He was not…there…in the tomb…he had gone out for there were things that still needed to be done disciples […]

March Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Growing Roots     by Carolyn Dugan, Associate Regional Minister – Camping Seed catalogs are being sent out for the spring. If spring isn’t for several weeks yet, why do we need to pick out seeds and start planning now? Plants are started indoors on wintery days in hopes that when the flowers or vegetables are transplanted […]

Valentine’s Day

  I have a confession: deep down, I’m a romantic. Whether from nature or nurture, genetic predisposition or environmental factors, I have always been a romantic, longing for (some notion of) love. And, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed to acknowledge that fact. But it is indeed true. And I’m embarrassed primarily because of the many […]

February Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Packing up the “Christ-mas” decorations    Reflections by Delight Antos, ABC/WI Board President Is it easier to remember Christ as Christmas decorations come out? When we look at the nativity displays in our homes, our church front lawns, or the Christmas cards with the scenes of the season printed on them, does it help us to […]

BELIEVE

As the father of 2 daughters, ages 3 and 6, I had the good fortune this Christmas season to watch several Christmas movies. Most Christmas movies targeted at that young audience somehow, in some way contemplate the question of “belief” in Santa Claus, whether it is The Polar Express, Miracle on 34th St., or even […]

January Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Rooted in and for Collaboration.            Marie Onwubuariri, REM Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the […]

December Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

A Scripture Text for 2017 Thanksgiving and the Beginning of Advent 2018 (Advent 1B, Revised Common Lectionary)  “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every […]

November Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Reflections from the 2017 Annual Gathering   Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister There was something surfacing from deep down, perhaps from the roots As if we brought into this shared space all that had been weighing us down things that have stirred our soul, kept us up at night, fueled our fear to speak—even if […]

New Baptist Covenant…A.R.T.

In September 2017, I had the humbling privilege to participate in my first New Baptist Covenant Summit and to preach at the Tuesday morning worship gathering (9/19). “The New Baptist Covenant creates vibrant, inclusive Baptist communities, building bridges in places previously marked by division. We are called by God to champion the weak and oppressed, […]