The Fear Factor
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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
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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
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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
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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

Journey to the Cross, Lenten season devotions will begin February 17 on d365
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Journey to the Cross, Lenten season devotions will begin February 17 on d365

Journey to the Cross, the devotional series for Lent, returns to d365.org, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. This year’s themes and writers are as follows: Preparing for the JourneyAngela Grover – Director of Christian Education at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Boerne, … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Update: December
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CBF Advocacy Update: December

This update comes from the Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. Immigration DREAM Act The DACA program is set to expire on March 5, six months after it was rescinded. Advocates from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship have been part of a much larger community of businesses, law enforcement, faith leaders, educational institutions and legislators … Continue reading

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CBF Field Personnel and Partners Address Human Trafficking

While visiting with some young friends from Iran, I mentioned the American custom of recognizing mother’s on a particular day in May. The young woman told me that though the government in Iran sets a day to recognize mothers according to the Islamic calendar, she prefers to celebrate on March 8th, International Women’s Day. I … Continue reading