Thursday, September 13, 2007

Scottish Baptists

I was in college the other day reading about church history and picked up a book on Scottish Baptist church history. What interests me is the diversity of the Baptist church, for we do seem to be more diverse than most faith groups.

We do quite well here in Dingwall with currently just one Baptist church where I often attend, but looking at comparable size towns in the American bible belt I found it fascinating...here is the list for one town.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH

HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH

KOREAN BAPTIST CHURCH

KOREAN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

Interesting to see two Korean churches, but thats not my point.

The point is this: Is the diversity of faith communities in small towns a good thing, or does it hinder the purpose of the church?

2 comments:

dinsy said...

Suppose the First Baptist Church grows too big and needs to found another "branch" - would it be the Second First Baptist Church or the First Second Baptist Church?

Dave Lynch said...

Sounds like a Monty Python Holy Grail African Swallow type question!!!

 

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