Can history be entertaining and actually fun to read? Readers of Down By the Riverside respond with an overwhelming "yes." This study guide will enable individuals and small group participants to build on the book's content as they reflect on such questions as "What does it mean to be Baptist?" and "How does my Baptist orientation influence my perspective on other beliefs?"
Those who use this resource in association with the book will not only get an overview of Baptist history, but they will come to a renewed appreciation for uniquely Baptist principles and perspectives. People will have the opportunity to explore and discuss both the positive contributions and the potential liabilities of a Baptist perspective on Christian faith.
A third-generation Baptist minister, Everett C. Goodwin is pastor of Scarsdale Community Church in Scarsdale, New York, and former chaplain at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. The author of The New Hiscox Guide for Baptist Churches and Baptists in the Balance, Goodwin has pastored congregations in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Washington D.C., where he was senior minister of the historic First Baptist Church.
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