I believe Jesus descended to the dead, and on the third day rose again.
devotional / Leadership Scholars / Prayers

I believe Jesus descended to the dead, and on the third day rose again.

by Kendall Ellis This semester I had the joy of guiding my staff through a weekly devotional inspired by the Apostles’ Creed. Though Baptists have historically been a non-creedal people, my staff was an ecumenical group of believers, and we found a renewed hope in God as we studied the creed and scriptures together. Below … Continue reading

Defining Health after a Global Pandemic
COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars

Defining Health after a Global Pandemic

by Christopher West In the world of Covid-19, health has become a major topic of discussion and debate within our congregations. It seems that everywhere one goes today, people are discussing public health, health insurance reform, epidemiology, public policy in wake of the coronavirus, and the diminishing health of the American public. The thing missing … Continue reading

What a year it has been!
COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / theological education / women in ministry / young Baptists

What a year it has been!

By Maggie Parker I remember sitting in the admissions room at Agnes Scott College as I prepared to celebrate my graduation with a senior reception, not knowing that the graduation I was longing for would never come. I remember everyone being together and so proud of each other as we all looked forward to the … Continue reading

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / Field Personnel / General CBF / Literacy / Missions

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?

By Angel Pittman It’s a commonly asked question; but, for me, it’s not the right question. As an educational advocate, I don’t simply attend children’s IEP meetings with their parents. I work with parents in the weeks and months leading up to an IEP meeting. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document and … Continue reading

How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / refugees

How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away

“God had sent us to the wrong pharmacy; but it actually turned out to be the right pharmacy. We accidentally had sent a young man to a place that had a leftover vaccination that was going to be thrown out.

The pharmacist was thrilled that we called; the young Karen man was thrilled to get the vaccination; and we were amazed at how God used a misunderstanding to keep an unused vaccination from being thrown away, giving an unexpected, much-needed vaccination to a Karen refugee.” Continue reading