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Preserving Christian history and heritage
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Preserving Christian history and heritage

By Jeremy Shannon In February of 2014, thousands of people grieved as they learned about the unexpected passing of Dr. Jack “Doc” Birdwhistell. Having served Georgetown College’s campus in several capacities including campus minister and Professor of Religion, Doc spent over 30 years investing in the lives of his students. I, along with what seems … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists in Kentucky champion cap on payday loan interest rates
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Cooperative Baptists in Kentucky champion cap on payday loan interest rates

Stephen Reeves, CBF’s associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy, spoke in favor of payday loan reform at a press conference today (Feb. 24) at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Reeves’ remarks came as part of a two-day conference, Feb. 23-24, on the payday loan debt trap sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship in … Continue reading

ChurchWorks 2015 – Taking a theological turn in ministry
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ChurchWorks 2015 – Taking a theological turn in ministry

By Carrie McGuffin The annual ChurchWorks conference is meeting this week at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., hosting Christian educators from throughout CBF. This week, the group is participating in fellowship, worship, conversation and exploration of the topic “Theology Matters,” both thinking about matters of theology and why theology matters within congregational ministry. With … Continue reading

Forming Together: Tennessee partner expands reach of CBF through HIV/AIDS ministry
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Forming Together: Tennessee partner expands reach of CBF through HIV/AIDS ministry

By Emily Holladay More than 50,000 people receive a positive HIV diagnosis each year in the United States. This rise has been particularly painful in the “Bible Belt” region, where HIV is now considered a “Southern Epidemic.” Due to the stigma of HIV and AIDS in many Christian communities, the same resources are not always … Continue reading