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Being Bored
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Being Bored

By Ruth Perkins Lee Our youngest was recovering from being sick and had been staring at Netflix for way too many hours. When I shut it down, she wanted to know what to do. “Not my problem,” I replied. Our children don’t tell me they’re bored; otherwise, they’re instructed to get out the Clorox wipes … Continue reading

Just One Little Kiss: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse
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Just One Little Kiss: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse

To draw attention to the ever-present and devastating reality of clergy sexual abuse and to provide resources for churches, lay members, and ministers, the Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force formed jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will sponsor an ongoing blog series featuring informational articles, helpful sermons, and relevant materials. … Continue reading

Knowing the Signs, Joining the Conversation: CBF field personnel combat modern slavery alongside organizations in Texas
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Knowing the Signs, Joining the Conversation: CBF field personnel combat modern slavery alongside organizations in Texas

By Ashleigh Bugg Human trafficking manifested in the forms of labor and  sex slavery, is an ongoing challenge faced by Cooperative Baptists around the world. “Do we want a society where exploitation is the norm?” asked Tommi Lee Grover, a partner to CBF field personnel working on anti-human trafficking initiatives in Texas and founder of the … Continue reading

Partisan Politics Have No Place In Our Pulpits
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Partisan Politics Have No Place In Our Pulpits

In a April 4 letter to congressional leaders spearheaded by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship joined a group of 99 religious and denominational organizations opposing “any effort to weaken or eliminate protections that prohibit 501(c)(3) organizations, including houses of worship, from endorsing or opposing political candidates.” CBF Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues
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CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues

May 1, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently welcomed the first group of grant recipients of the Ministerial Excellence Initiative, an effort designed to help pastoral and congregational leaders identify and respond to financial stressors causing anxiety. Grants were awarded for direct relief towards consumer debt, health insurance costs and … Continue reading