Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead
Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead

By Paul Baxley In a single day, we saw the death of two giants. Today, all of us who follow Jesus should offer prayers of gratitude for the Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis and their extraordinary lives of faith. We should certainly surround their families in prayer and rejoice in the promise of … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

El Equipo de Descubrimiento publica hallazgos sobre los dones prevalentes y las necesidades más urgentes
Espanol / Paul Baxley / Toward Bold Faithfulness

El Equipo de Descubrimiento publica hallazgos sobre los dones prevalentes y las necesidades más urgentes

1 de junio de 2020 Por Paul Baxley Hoy nuestro Equipo de Descubrimiento ha publicado los resultados de la fase de Descubrimiento de “Hacia Una Fidelidad Audaz”. Ya puedes leer el informe que revela los dones más poderosos dados a nuestras congregaciones y a nuestro Compañerismo, junto con las necesidades más urgentes que enfrentamos en … Continue reading

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost
Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost

By Paul Baxley  The second chapter of Acts makes clear that from our very first day, the Church of Jesus Christ included people “from every nation under heaven.” By the powerful gifting of the Holy Spirit, the first disciples were able to preach the Gospel in ways understandable to people who came from many cultures … Continue reading

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos
Espanol / Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos

Por Paul Baxley  El segundo capítulo de Hechos deja en claro que desde nuestro primer día, la Iglesia de Jesucristo incluyó a personas “de todas las naciones bajo el cielo“. Mediante el poderoso don del Espíritu Santo, los primeros discípulos pudieron predicar el Evangelio de manera comprensible para las personas que vinieron de muchas culturas … Continue reading

Reopening? The Church was never closed
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

Reopening? The Church was never closed

By Paul Baxley Recently, several governors in the southeastern United States announced plans to “reopen” their states for business. There has been vigorous debate about whether or not these decisions to reopen conform to the standards announced earlier by the Centers for Disease Control and the federal government. These announcements have been decried as reckless … Continue reading

Passport makes our Fellowship stronger, younger, more vibrant
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

Passport makes our Fellowship stronger, younger, more vibrant

By Paul Baxley Twenty years have passed since I welcomed David Burroughs to Wingate University and invited him to consider hosting Passport Youth Camp on our campus. As Campus Minister, I showed him the space we could offer Passport, made some commitments about how we would host, answered questions about mission opportunities in the area … Continue reading