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Such a Time as This
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Such a Time as This

By John Mark Boes In recent weeks, we have seen devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky, another mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX (not to mention mass shootings elsewhere), continued war in Ukraine and across the globe, the ever-increasing scourge of hunger, and migrants continue to arrive at our southern border. In the … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life, Continued: Rosalie’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life, Continued: Rosalie’s Story

By Chris Hughes For Rosalie, the journey from the Congo to Fort Worth, Texas, has been filled with many obstacles and setbacks. But God’s providence and the faithful presence of supportive people along the way has made all the difference. “God has sent so many people in my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love,” … Continue reading

Carrie Harris begins new role as Director of Fellowship Experiences
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Carrie Harris begins new role as Director of Fellowship Experiences

August 1, 2022 By CBF Communications A longtime staff member who has served the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for nearly eight years has been named CBF’s new Director of Fellowship Experiences. Carrie Harris, who previously has served in CBF Identity roles focused on marketing and communications, begins work this month to coordinate all CBF experiences, including … Continue reading

Amid Fallout, Presence Persists: Chaouki and Maha Boulos Minister in Lebanon
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Amid Fallout, Presence Persists: Chaouki and Maha Boulos Minister in Lebanon

By Grayson Hester As the crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate headlines and millions of refugees travel across Europe, American readers would be forgiven for forgetting the other ongoing crises we face. There’s the pandemic, of course. And, when we have the wherewithal, we can consider the climate crisis, existential in its escalation. But what … Continue reading

“Have you Eaten?”: Reflections on the “Bread for the World” Advocacy Summit
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“Have you Eaten?”: Reflections on the “Bread for the World” Advocacy Summit

By David Deulofeu-Antunez When we think of poverty and hunger, what images come to mind? For many years, this question evoked images of absolute poverty and starvation. It reminded me of images of global south countries, like Haïti after the 2010 earthquake, or of my own native Cuba during the period especial, a euphemism the … Continue reading

The pros and cons of hiring a member of the congregation for your church staff
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The pros and cons of hiring a member of the congregation for your church staff

By Rev. Laura Stephens-Reed Many pastors are taught in seminary that a church should never hire one of its members to serve on staff, for reasons explained below. That said, ministers might enter a new-to-them context where a member is already in the role of Administrative Assistant or Director of Christian Education. And there might … Continue reading