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

World Communion Sunday: A Prayer for Our World 2021
Prayers / Resources

World Communion Sunday: A Prayer for Our World 2021

Over the past few weeks, members of the Duke Divinity School community (and friends— featuring Taisha Seabolt of CBF Global Missions) gathered to offer prayers for world communion Sunday. Members of the community that are featured represent geographies, ethnicities, and nationalities from across the world. Please join them, and us, in prayer this world communion … Continue reading

Kevin Cosby, Getting to the Promised Land
General CBF / Podcast / Resources

Kevin Cosby, Getting to the Promised Land

Do you remember that scene from The Princess Bride, in which Inigo Montoya questions Vizzini’s continued use of the word “inconceivable”? It simply cannot be the case that Vizzini continually finds himself in inconceivable situations. Therefore, Inigo states, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”  When … Continue reading

How to Have an Enemy: A Conversation with Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler
Featured / Resources

How to Have an Enemy: A Conversation with Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler

By Chris West  I recently had the chance to sit down (virtually) with Melissa Florer-Bixler to discuss her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger & The Work of Peace.  Florer-Bixler is the pastor of a Mennonite congregation in Raleigh, NC, that is actively involved in social justice work and advocacy for marginalized … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
COVID-19 / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

The Fear Factor

By Sarah Hemberger Let’s talk about what scares you. I don’t mean the kind of scared you get when watching those horror movies this time of year or the sudden jolt you feel when someone jumps out and surprises you. No. I’m talking about fear—that deep emotion you cannot avoid, yet struggle to find the … Continue reading

A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / General CBF / offering for global missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Resources

A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call

By Anna Anderson When we are asked to submit prayer requests for the monthly Prayer Associates guide that goes out to a large segment of the CBF churches, individuals and other supporters, we never really know who reads these requests or where they end up going.   Last fall, in our work with the benevolence ministry … Continue reading

Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill, Healing Our Broken Humanity
Podcast / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Resources / theological education

Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill, Healing Our Broken Humanity

As a child, I feverishly read comic books. The Amazing Spider-man, X-Men, Batman, Green Arrow, and Daredevil were among my favorites. Of course, like every comic book nerd, I secretly wanted to be bit by a radioactive spider, have my skeleton replaced with adamantium, or have a tragic backstory that propelled me in fighting injustice. … Continue reading

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic
children's ministry / COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Featured / General CBF / Pastoral Care / peer learning groups / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic

By Caleb Mynatt When the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown, it was an unprecedented and often chaotic transition for churches to make. And while figuring out the logistics of virtual business meetings and livestreaming worship services certainly wasn’t easy, there is one group of church leaders that perhaps had the toughest transition of … Continue reading