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Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder
General CBF / Podcast

Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder

The world is becoming more pluralistic, and the freedom of religion for all is becoming a realistic practice within our communities. At the same time, the American religious landscape is seeing a zealous resurgence of Christian Nationalism. For many, the threat of religious intolerance increases. As we become more entrenched in our worldviews, we close … 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

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions / women in ministry

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Disaster Response / General CBF

CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Below is an update from CBF Disaster Response Director Daynette Snead on the Fellowship’s relief efforts following Hurricane Ida. CBF Partners: Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana Coast packing 150 mph winds and leaving behind flooded neighborhoods and uprooting the lives of many. Right now, local emergency agencies are accessing damages and engaging in search … Continue reading

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education

By Jennifer Colosimo Angel Pittman’s passion has always been steeped in education. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before joining CBF as field personnel to lead out-of-school programming at Touching Miami with Love (TML). Now 25 years into her career, she has discovered a new way to live out her calling. As … Continue reading

General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’
2021 General Assembly / Newsroom

General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’

August 27, 2021By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — “Lean into the holy invitation of renewal” was the encouraging word of Rev. Emily Hull McGee to attendees gathered virtually for the concluding worship and commissioning service of the 2021 CBF General Assembly.  Hull McGee, who serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church … Continue reading

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary
2021 General Assembly / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / La Familia / Newsroom / racial justice / Together for Hope

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary

August 27, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Do not lose heart.” Citing the Apostle Paul, CBF Executive Coordinator delivered this message to attendees during the Friday morning plenary session of the 2021 General Assembly as he focused his remarks on the challenges of the past 18 months. In his Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

In bilingual sermon at CBF General Assembly, Martino and Vargas issue challenge to rebuild the table, make bold dreams a reality
2021 General Assembly / Newsroom

In bilingual sermon at CBF General Assembly, Martino and Vargas issue challenge to rebuild the table, make bold dreams a reality

August 26, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “O, come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is our God. We are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.” CBF Executive Coordinator welcomed attendees to the virtual 2021 General … Continue reading