May They Be One
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May They Be One

Editor’s Note: This is the fourteenth 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 CBF, … Continue reading

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

Belonging in the world of both/and
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Belonging in the world of both/and

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth 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

CBF Fellows: Flourishing in Ministry
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CBF Fellows: Flourishing in Ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth 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