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Advent Resources — Meditations and ideas for families, small groups and students
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Advent Resources — Meditations and ideas for families, small groups and students

Advent is a season of hopeful expectation. A time when the church holds her breath in anticipation of Emmanuel — God with us. May these resources for any age help you prepare the way until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you. By Joshua Speight Ideas for families and teachers of … Continue reading

Confessions of a Prideful, Prejudiced Egoist or How I Found My Way Home
Illuminations

Confessions of a Prideful, Prejudiced Egoist or How I Found My Way Home

Editor’s Note: This is the eleventh installment of a new series called “Illuminations,” which aims to highlight stories of cooperation, unity and diversity from across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Illuminations is a communications initiative of the Illumination Project, a project of discernment and accompaniment involving CBF congregational leaders to illuminate the qualities that have built unity in … Continue reading

United in Diversity: Our Baptist Witness Past and Present
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United in Diversity: Our Baptist Witness Past and Present

Our faith’s beginnings appeared far from promising.
As religious immigrants in the New World of the 17th century, we were despised and hated by many. We denounced theocratic “Bible commonwealths” established upon and mandating Old Testament law. For this we were perceived as dangerous. We cited Jesus as Lord in opposing Old Testament law and religious creeds. For this we were dismissed as heretics. Continue reading

Seminarians Learn from Sunday Schoolers
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Seminarians Learn from Sunday Schoolers

By Steve Olshewsky               Class discussions with Wade Rowatt can read like a page from the Talmud, such as when the rabbis were asked: “which is more important, study or practice?”  Rabbi Akiba ben Joseph answered: “study is more important because study leads to practice.” Wade answered a class question about who should be responsible for … Continue reading