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
Podcast

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

Turf-war refugees: Cartel violence in southwestern Mexico propels migrants to U.S. border
Feature / Fellowship Southwest / General CBF

Turf-war refugees: Cartel violence in southwestern Mexico propels migrants to U.S. border

By Elket Rodríguez All along the U.S.-Mexico border, the pastors who comprise Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry are facing a nuanced and complicated migratory flow. The number of Mexicans fleeing violence has skyrocketed, due to an ongoing cartel turf war in the southwestern states of Michoacán, Veracruz, Guerrero and Chiapas.  The increase in Mexicans fleeing … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa

By Ben Brown Every Christian is called by God to service and mission. Some hear a calling to vocational ministry. And still others hear a calling to vocational ministry in a culture that is not their own.  Karen is called in that final way. “My whole life, I’ve always been going toward people that are … Continue reading

5 Women Who Teach Us What It Means to Be Baptist
Leadership Scholars / women in ministry / young Baptists

5 Women Who Teach Us What It Means to Be Baptist

By JJ Dickinson This semester for the midterm in my Baptist class, I wrote a children’s book about important women of the Baptist faith. Some of them, like Anne Hutchinson and Beth Moore, I knew a lot about. Others, like Martha Stearns Marshall, I had never heard of before. Each woman played an important role … Continue reading