Reopening? The Church was never closed
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

Reopening? The Church was never closed

By Paul Baxley Recently, several governors in the southeastern United States announced plans to “reopen” their states for business. There has been vigorous debate about whether or not these decisions to reopen conform to the standards announced earlier by the Centers for Disease Control and the federal government. These announcements have been decried as reckless … Continue reading

General CBF

Baptist church includes dancing in worship on Easter Sunday

The following post comes from Jonathan Davis of Wildewood Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Houston’s Ad Deum Dance Company performed in Easter worship services, depicting Christ’s death, burial and resurrection through the art of dance Wildewood Baptist Church danced on Easter.  On Easter Sunday, the church celebrated through the arts and Ad Deum, one of … Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Austin congregation raises funds to build seven wells in Ethiopia

The following post comes from CBF partner church, First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. AUSTIN, TEXAS– This past Advent season, the congregation of First Baptist Church of Austin challenged themselves to “spend less, in order to give more.”  In the generous spirit of a community that serves in love and compassion, First Austin members participated … Continue reading

General CBF

Choosing to respond

This post comes from G. Reid Doster, LPC, LMFT. He serves as coordinator of CBF Louisiana, maintains a private practice in clinical pastoral counseling and serves as Coordinator of Behavioral Healthcare Services for EXCELth Primary Care Network, New Orleans.  Sometimes, a local Christian fellowship is the only place in town where people, no matter what … Continue reading

General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Missions

Interfaith Dialogue: God turns missteps into expressions of grace

Throughout the Christmas season, we helped organize and/or participated in various interfaith dialogue events. Some of them were between women’s groups as Christians and Muslims shared the story of Jesus’ birth.  In others panelists responded to specific questions regarding their faith. Read this Religious Freedom USA blog post regarding one of those events. Following is … Continue reading