It’s All In The Eyes: Rethinking our Affect in our Churches
Leadership Scholars

It’s All In The Eyes: Rethinking our Affect in our Churches

By Chris West Recently, the world’s most popular therapist, Brené Brown, interviewed Sarah Niles, who plays the sports therapist in the popular Apple TV show Ted Lasso. On her podcast, in true Brené Brown fashion, helped listeners better understand their own vulnerability and the connection they have to actors, especially those with talent. In discussing … Continue reading

“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”
CBF Field Personnel / Literacy

“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”

By Angel Pittman Inquisitive, curious, creative, a leader. These words hint at a talented and bright student. When we hear these words, we might envision images of students that include high academic achievement and a successful future. Active, messy, argumentative, bossy. These words might suggest a student with behavior issues. Our minds envision a student … Continue reading

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable
Featured / General CBF / immigration

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable

By Elket Rodríguez Rosalío Sosa sat ringside when boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield battled for the world heavyweight title in 1997. As millions watched the sluggers, Sosa waged his own fight, struggling with God’s call to ministry. Holyfield defeated Tyson, and Sosa surrendered to God, although he felt like the winner. Twenty-four years … Continue reading

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process

It was a simple request. Would Greg and Sue Smith be able to provide some school supplies for Carmen’s two children?  That was years ago. Through LUCHA Ministries, the Smiths were able to provide supplies that year and for many years following. Occasional food assistance was needed. The Smiths came alongside the family, helping them … Continue reading

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel
General CBF / Podcast

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel

In social circles, there are specific topics that many people try to avoid, such as politics and religion. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that people do not bring them up.   That list gets even more expansive in the church, certainly avoiding partisan topics, doubt, mental health, suicide, heresy, and those very unpleasant verses … 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

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / Field Personnel / General CBF / Literacy / Missions

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?

By Angel Pittman It’s a commonly asked question; but, for me, it’s not the right question. As an educational advocate, I don’t simply attend children’s IEP meetings with their parents. I work with parents in the weeks and months leading up to an IEP meeting. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document and … Continue reading