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Endorsement Process a Holy Task

Each time I read these biographies I am struck by the vulnerability of the sharings about the journey that each candidate has been making. It is amazing sometimes to read of tragedy and a blessing to see how God has moved in mighty ways to accomplish healing. All in all, I realize that it is a holy task to be invited to share in these candidates lives.

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CBF Endorsed Shunned at General Assembly

Like many of you, I was blessed to be a part of the General Assembly in Memphis last week.  I love to attend the General Assemblies whenever I can.  I see old friends, make new friends, and experience what Church really can be like.  (Unfortunately making my return to my own upper-class, white, male-dominated church always difficult.)  This … Continue reading

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Prayer Calendars

…the work of Pastoral Care that Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors do is particularly isolating and lonely. One way to assist those in these types of ministry is to remember them in prayer. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship publishes a calendar of all Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors endorsed by them. Continue reading

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Chaplaincy & Pastoral Counseling: An Introduction

About 10 years ago, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship began endorsing Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors.  This year, the number of endorsed professional Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors topped 600.  Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling are specialized ministries in which specially trained men and women offer the love and care of God to those in hospitals, prisons, corporations, the military, … Continue reading