The Making of Biblical Womanhood, Featuring Beth Allison Barr and Meredith Stone
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The Making of Biblical Womanhood, Featuring Beth Allison Barr and Meredith Stone

I can just close my eyes and remember church business meetings of my childhood, in which the idea of women becoming deacons was shot down as some angry middle-aged man, who clearly had control issues, reading passages from the writings of the Apostle Paul on why women should remain silent, not teach, and certainly submit … Continue reading

Following the Star Advent devotion will begin November 28th
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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
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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
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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
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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