By Luke Perrin This week, I’m picking up my preorder of the newest video game in the Lego Star Wars series. For the child who fell in love with movies when he first saw Attack of the Clones, who begged his parents to take him to the PG-13-rated Revenge of the Sith at age eight, … Continue reading
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A Trailblazing Ministry: Rev. Cheryl Adamson champions equity and combats injustices in Conway, S.C.
Tune in to CBF’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cbfinfo) on Tuesday, January 18, at 7pm Eastern as CBF’s Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with Rev. Adamson about her trailblazing work that has saved lives and transformed communities. By Chris Hughes For the Rev. Cheryl Adamson, living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ means embodying a ministry of presence, … Continue reading
By Hunter Greene 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is … Continue reading
Christ the Good Shepherd and Graciously Welcoming the Wolf
By Luke Perrin Chapter 10 of John’s gospel makes me remember Dr. Klein, who was my eleventh grade AP English teacher. I can still see her handwriting all over my carefully crafted compositions—red ink everywhere as she constantly reminded me not to end my sentences with prepositions, and admonished me for mixing my metaphors. Clearly … Continue reading
A Faceless God?
By Hunter Greene We can become only what we can imagine. I learned this lesson as a young kid when I realized why my parents wouldn’t let me watch R-rated movies. These movies were alarming to my parents as they offered a visual representation of the type of person I was not to be. Their … Continue reading
A Baptist Case for Clergywear
By Brittany Darst “How do you put this thing on?!” Deep in the church basement, I struggled with my alb. After a lifetime in Baptist churches, I had to wear my first-ever vestments for Thursday Vespers at Duke Chapel. With the gracious help of a Methodist friend, I finally figured out the drapes and snaps … Continue reading
How VeggieTales Still Forms Me
By Brittany Darst-Hermsen Edwards Halfway through the semester, halfway through graduate school, I sat idling in miles-long gridlock. I listlessly began to scroll through Spotify. Desperate, my bleary subconscious tossed me up a Hail Mary: a song I hadn’t heard in decades. I searched it with a chuckle and smirk. Before long, my traffic neighbors … Continue reading
Finding My Voice as a Preacher
By Miriam Cho I recently did a podcast episode with my friends at Duke Divinity School about preaching as Asian American and Latina women. In the episode, I reflected on my ongoing journey of finding my voice in preaching. Growing up, I had only seen men preach at church; it would have been scandalous to … Continue reading