“Baptist 101” was created to help clarify and reinforce what it means today to be Baptist, not just doctrinally, but also in cooperative missions endeavors and practical church matters. We hope it will help Illinois Baptists become more articulate proponents of Baptist, evangelical, Christian faith.
Read the entire text of the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message
Of course the autonomous nature of Baptist churches and people makes it impossible, even undesirable, to try and paint everyone with the same broad stroke. Baptists are a diverse group! But while we are not uniform, we are strangely, almost miraculously, unified. Our best understanding of the Bible has led us to stand, with humility and respect for others, on core Baptist beliefs and practices. If we believe these are important enough to protect and preserve for our children and grandchildren, then we must continue to understand them and articulate them for others. Across the centuries, now, and into the future, Baptist faith matters.
B101 is a special series of articles from the Illinois Baptist newspaper. The first volume was printed in the March 3, 2014 issue and will continue every three weeks for 17 more issues.
Read the most recent issue of B101 in the Illinois Baptist online
Read archived issues of B101 in the Illinois Baptist online archives