CBF leaders join chorus of voices against  ‘outrageous,’ ‘heinous’ border policy 
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CBF leaders join chorus of voices against  ‘outrageous,’ ‘heinous’ border policy 

June 18, 2018 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Continuing advocacy for immigrants and refugees informed by our Global Missions work in the context of global migration, today the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship spoke with deep convictions on the unjust separation of children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and the misappropriation of the Gospel to support it. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended … Continue reading

Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service
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Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service

June 15, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — “I don’t pretend that living into this oneness instead of sameness is easy business,” said Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, during the June 15 worship service at the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “There’s all kinds of unanswered questions—I … Continue reading

Pam Durso honored with Leadership Alumni Award at Dallas Assembly
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Pam Durso honored with Leadership Alumni Award at Dallas Assembly

June 15, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DALLAS—A leading Baptist advocate for women in ministry, Rev. Dr. Pam Durso, was honored Friday evening during the 2018 CBF General Assembly with the Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler Leadership Alumni Award, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the immensely popular This is What A Preacher Looks Like t-shirt. Durso serves as … Continue reading

Dollar encourages cooperation, challenges Assembly to be local church, global church
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Dollar encourages cooperation, challenges Assembly to be local church, global church

June 15, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver  DALLAS — “By grace I am a Christian—a follower of Jesus. By heritage I am Baptist. By choice I am Cooperative Baptist,” said Gary Dollar, incoming CBF Moderator for 2018-19, as he shared his dreams for the Fellowship during the June 15 morning session of the CBF … Continue reading

Seek transformation in local church and global church, speakers encourage Cooperative Baptists at Dallas Assembly
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Seek transformation in local church and global church, speakers encourage Cooperative Baptists at Dallas Assembly

June 14, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver DALLAS — “The western church has been losing muscle every year,” Wade Bibb, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tenn., told Cooperative Baptists on the second night of the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. Bibb’s message came during the June 14 worship … Continue reading

Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly
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Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly

June 14, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — #MeToo, #ChurchToo and clergy sexual abuse and misconduct were the focus CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter’s report during the Thursday morning business session of the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “Look around. This is not an isolated incident,” said Paynter, as nearly half of attendees stood in … Continue reading

Women must be able to ‘fulfill their God-given callings,’ London tells General Assembly
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Women must be able to ‘fulfill their God-given callings,’ London tells General Assembly

June 13, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — “Women need to be able to fulfill their God-given callings and serve in every capacity of ministry,” said Rev. Jewel London, campus minister and pastoral assistant for The Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas. London’s message came during the opening night of the 2018 … Continue reading