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How to Catch a Predator: How CBF Advocates to End High-interest Loans
advocacy / Featured

How to Catch a Predator: How CBF Advocates to End High-interest Loans

By Jennifer Colosimo It’s not the most commonly known advocacy issue that people are talking about. In fact, you might not even know what payday loans are. But the scary truth is that many average, middle class Americans are just one big financial emergency away from knowing all too well what many already do—that predatory … Continue reading

Touching Miami with Love Stays in Touch and Increases the Love
COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Feature / Field Personnel

Touching Miami with Love Stays in Touch and Increases the Love

By Grayson Hester  In a time of racial injustice brought to light and a global pandemic, the world arguably has never needed love more. The light cast by international anti-racism protests shines so brightly that it can often be hard to see the COVID-19 pandemic that still persists—and, in some places, is gaining speed. But … Continue reading

Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay
advocacy / Podcast

Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay

By Andy Hale Do you remember that incredible scene from 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” in which the Joker and Batman sit down from a rather heated conversation? For three minutes and twenty-four seconds, these paragon of opposing virtues sit across the table at an impasse. Batman used his fists and guile, while Joker wielded his … Continue reading

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Feature

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders

By Liz Andrasi Deere John Ray Roberts, CPT, USAR is the Coordinator for Leadership Assessment at The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. On staff at The Citadel, his alma mater, Roberts engages Cadets in service learning and reflection. He invites them to explore different points of view on campus, in the surrounding community … Continue reading

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Newsroom

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm

By Marv Knox A perfect storm of calamity—the immigration crisis, COVID-19 and a hurricane—has buffeted Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry in Matamoros, Mexico. The needs are dire; the response is sacrificial. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported feeding projects on the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, as well as in the sprawling … Continue reading

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations
bold faith / COVID-19 / Feature

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations

  Ben Brown  Most graduations in the spring of 2020 were altered or adjusted for safety due to COVID-19. For the graduates of Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, this year’s graduation was one to remember. Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis serves an at-risk population and is on a campus that lacks adequate … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading