Spiritual Care Week 2021: To Sit with Someone
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: To Sit with Someone

By Layne Rogerson My final visit of the day was with a family who recently started hospice services.  At the conclusion of the visit the adult child walked me to the car and shared that several years ago she had attempted suicide when she was at a place in her life where she could see no hope. Now, she has confidence that with God she will always … Continue reading

I believe Jesus descended to the dead, and on the third day rose again.
devotional / Leadership Scholars / Prayers

I believe Jesus descended to the dead, and on the third day rose again.

by Kendall Ellis This semester I had the joy of guiding my staff through a weekly devotional inspired by the Apostles’ Creed. Though Baptists have historically been a non-creedal people, my staff was an ecumenical group of believers, and we found a renewed hope in God as we studied the creed and scriptures together. Below … Continue reading

Migration: A world of stories
immigration

Migration: A world of stories

By Rubén Ortiz Our eyes and ears never get a break. Continual sight and sound revolve around the border crisis. Headlines follow one another; news flashes and press conferences interrupt our daily lives. Expert opinions multiply, while solutions diminish. Politicians, logisticians, religious leaders and activists visit the Southern border. They all clamor to be correct … Continue reading

Faithful even in uncertainty
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Faithful even in uncertainty

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Annette Ellard, who serves primarily among the Karen population in Louisville, Ky., alongside her husband Steve Clark. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/clark. Because we are called upon to help in all sorts of situations and with all kinds of … Continue reading