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“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance

By Paul Baxley  We are at the beginning of a most unusual Holy Week. Even in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, we Christians are called to remember the final hours of Jesus’ life, so that the Holy Spirit may bring those events powerfully into our present circumstances so that we can experience grace, … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Team urges government to protect immigrant community amid pandemic
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CBF Advocacy Action Team urges government to protect immigrant community amid pandemic

The CBF Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees is urging elected leaders to protect the health and safety of the vulnerable immigrant and refugee community and is calling on Cooperative Baptists and other Christians to advocate for specific policies to ensure their protection amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Continue reading

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Monday
bold faith / Holy Week / Paul Baxley

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Monday

“This day, you are with me in paradise” Jesus’ second words, spoken to a thief on another cross, are spoken across a terrible boundary of physical separation and social distance. Jesus and this thief cannot touch each other. We cannot even be certain that by position they can see each other. But the thief reaches … Continue reading

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Palm Sunday
bold faith / Holy Week / Paul Baxley

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Palm Sunday

“Father, forgive them; they know not what they do” Jesus’ first spoken words during the darkness of Good Friday are words of indescribable grace. He offers forgiveness to those who crucify him, affirming that they don’t really know what they are doing. These are also powerful words of grace for us to hear early in … Continue reading

General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley
COVID-19 / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley

A Statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley on the 2020 CBF General Assembly April 2, 2020 By Paul Baxley Today the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship approved my recommendation that this year’s General Assembly be transitioned from a traditional in-person gathering at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta to a virtual experience. These … Continue reading

BJC offers assessment of COVID-19 stimulus for churches, faith-based nonprofits
COVID-19 / Newsroom

BJC offers assessment of COVID-19 stimulus for churches, faith-based nonprofits

  April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON—While federal measures designed to provide COVID-19 relief for nonprofits—presumably including churches—may not violate the U.S. Constitution, they could be of concern to Baptists who value religious liberty and church-state separation, a leading constitutional attorney reported. “After the initial COVID-19 stimulus package was enacted March 4, two additional measures were passed … Continue reading

BJC ofrece una evaluación del estímulo COVID-19 para iglesias y organizaciones de fe sin fines de lucro
COVID-19 / Espanol

BJC ofrece una evaluación del estímulo COVID-19 para iglesias y organizaciones de fe sin fines de lucro

1 de Abril, 2020 WASHINGTON: Aunque las medidas federales diseñadas para proporcionar apoyo en el COVID-19 para organizaciones sin fines de lucro, presumiblemente incluyendo iglesias, pueden no violar la Constitución de los Estados Unidos sí podrían ser motivo de preocupación para los bautistas que valoran la libertad religiosa y la separación entre la iglesia y … Continue reading