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Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay
advocacy / Podcast

Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay

By Andy Hale Do you remember that incredible scene from 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” in which the Joker and Batman sit down from a rather heated conversation? For three minutes and twenty-four seconds, these paragon of opposing virtues sit across the table at an impasse. Batman used his fists and guile, while Joker wielded his … Continue reading

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Feature

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders

By Liz Andrasi Deere John Ray Roberts, CPT, USAR is the Coordinator for Leadership Assessment at The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. On staff at The Citadel, his alma mater, Roberts engages Cadets in service learning and reflection. He invites them to explore different points of view on campus, in the surrounding community … Continue reading

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Newsroom

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm

By Marv Knox A perfect storm of calamity—the immigration crisis, COVID-19 and a hurricane—has buffeted Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry in Matamoros, Mexico. The needs are dire; the response is sacrificial. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported feeding projects on the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, as well as in the sprawling … Continue reading

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations
bold faith / COVID-19 / Feature

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations

  Ben Brown  Most graduations in the spring of 2020 were altered or adjusted for safety due to COVID-19. For the graduates of Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, this year’s graduation was one to remember. Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis serves an at-risk population and is on a campus that lacks adequate … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks
Disaster Response / Feature / General CBF

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks

By Jennifer Colosimo Just over a year ago, First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga.,  took members on a mission trip to the Florida panhandle to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. The devastation was immense, and people were left without homes, food, water or much hope. For FBC Dalton, witnessing that immense tragedy … Continue reading

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley

By Elket Rodríguez Hurricane Hanna left a trail of devastation as it tore through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley near the Gulf of Mexico July 25. Hanna dumped more than 15 inches of rain on the region, severely flooding rural areas and colonias. Hanna’s impetuous winds also wreaked havoc, overturning trailer homes and ripping roofs off … Continue reading