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I’m troubled: A personal reflection from a CBF leader on Charleston tragedy
Racial Reconciliation

I’m troubled: A personal reflection from a CBF leader on Charleston tragedy

By Ronald Fairley I’m African-American, I have sons and I attend a black church. The likelihood of attending the funeral of my sons or being killed myself has just increased. It seems the Christian ministry of reconciliation has failed in its transformative purpose of reconciling us to God then reconciling us to each other. We … Continue reading

CBF encourages churches to participate in July 5 ‘Freedom from Racism Sunday’
General CBF

CBF encourages churches to participate in July 5 ‘Freedom from Racism Sunday’

In the wake of the tragic events in Charleston, S.C., the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, in partnership with the New Baptist Covenant, National African American Clergy Network and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, encourages CBF congregations to participate in Freedom from Racism Sunday on July 5, when many houses of worship across the nation will use … Continue reading

Everything I Know About the Church and the Way of Jesus I learned from Watching ‘The Exorcist’
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Everything I Know About the Church and the Way of Jesus I learned from Watching ‘The Exorcist’

By Linley McCord When people think of the 1973 blockbuster, “The Exorcist,” they don’t often associate it with the Gospel. However, Bert Montgomery, pastor of University Baptist Church in Starkville, Miss., finds worship in what has been called America’s scariest movie of all time. “It’s easy to think about a little girl with a spinning … Continue reading