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“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”
CBF Field Personnel / Literacy

“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”

By Angel Pittman Inquisitive, curious, creative, a leader. These words hint at a talented and bright student. When we hear these words, we might envision images of students that include high academic achievement and a successful future. Active, messy, argumentative, bossy. These words might suggest a student with behavior issues. Our minds envision a student … Continue reading

A Global Day of Giving Back
General CBF

A Global Day of Giving Back

There’s #BlackFriday #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday…and then there’s #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving!  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people around the world come together to celebrate and support meaningful causes. This year, our goal was to raise $10,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday to participate … Continue reading

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia

By Michelle Norman Often, we hear stories of the impact missions make around the world. They are important stories of God’s work.  But often, we fail to mention the impact that missions have on the missioner. Occasionally, we hear stories of transformation for a participant of a short-term team, but the transformation occurs for long-term … Continue reading

Christ the Good Shepherd and Graciously Welcoming the Wolf
Leadership Scholars

Christ the Good Shepherd and Graciously Welcoming the Wolf

By Luke Perrin Chapter 10 of John’s gospel makes me remember Dr. Klein, who was my eleventh grade AP English teacher. I can still see her handwriting all over my carefully crafted compositions—red ink everywhere as she constantly reminded me not to end my sentences with prepositions, and admonished me for mixing my metaphors. Clearly … Continue reading

Following the Star Advent devotion will begin November 28th
Advent / Resources

Following the Star Advent devotion will begin November 28th

Following the Star, the devotional series for Advent and Christmas, returns to d365.org, beginning on November 28th. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. This year’s writers are Paris Ball, Dave McNeely, Jon Brown, Holle Tubbs, Ellen Di Giosia, and Molly Logan. Devotions are accompanied by arrangements from musicians including … Continue reading

Over the mountains and across the world
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Missions

Over the mountains and across the world

By Grayson Hester CBF field personnel need not travel around the world to feel a world away. Scarlette Jasper, commissioned by CBF in 2014, serves as a rural poverty advocate for the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative in south-central/southeastern Kentucky and portions of East Tennessee. She’s been there for 35 years, so she knows … Continue reading

Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy
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Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy

They call it “The Great Resignation.” People are leaving their jobs, changing careers, and reprioritizing their lives. But why?  For some, especially women, the pandemic circumstances have forced them out of the workplace and into the role of primary caregiver for children or aging parents, or both. In a business world already not set up … Continue reading

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Missions

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community

By Matt Norman Part of my mission work with CBF in Europe includes the great privilege of partnering with European Baptists via the International Baptist Theological Study (IBTS) Centre in Amsterdam.  This past year, I have been working with a small team to develop the initial courses and structure of the Learning Network which seeks … Continue reading