General CBF

On Being Less Anxious

The following column was first shared with CBF Chaplains/Pastoral Counselors in their monthly newletter… In every piece of “systems” literature, the counselor/leader/minister/chaplain is encouraged to be the “non-anxious” presence. I’ve never been able to become totally non-anxious. There always seems to something lurking around the corner, another shoe that is about to drop, or the … Continue reading

General CBF

From Talk to Action

The following thoughts are posted from Terry Hamrick, coordinator for Visioning in the Missional Congregations initiative area. The missional conversation has been going on intensely for fifteen years at CBF. We have been challenged and cajoled to embrace what’s next. We, like all institutions, have discovered that such transition is much easier to talk about … Continue reading

General CBF

Reflections for a Powerful Weekend!

I’m still processing the Baptist Conference on Sexuality and Covenant (BCSC). For many, this will go down in CBF history as one of the top spiritual/religious experiences ever offered. Over the two and half days, there were 7 Plenary speakers, covenant groups that met several times for conversation and sharing following the presentations, silence following each plenary for silent … Continue reading