The Light in the Darkness
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

The Light in the Darkness

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Steve Clark, who serves among Karen refugees … Continue reading

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading

Held together in community
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Held together in community

By Michelle Carroll Wednesday started strangely.  Before I even got to my church office, our Senior Pastor was calling to tell me that we’d just learned the Attorney General’s announcement of the Breonna Taylor investigation results had been moved from Louisville to the Kentucky Historical Society, which is about two blocks from the church.  “Oh, … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino
bold faith / COVID-19 / General CBF / women in ministry

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading

Sowing Seeds of Hope, Sowing Seeds of Home: Mission partnership in Marion, Ala., goes beyond building houses to creating home
Feature / Together for Hope

Sowing Seeds of Hope, Sowing Seeds of Home: Mission partnership in Marion, Ala., goes beyond building houses to creating home

By Ben Brown  There are many ways to find a house: hire a realtor, search online with Zillow or Trulia, or seek out open houses in your area. Finding a home, that’s something completely different. Students from Judson College in Marion, Ala., are serving with Sowing Seeds of Hope in partnership with Student.Go, the student missions … Continue reading

Drowning in an Ocean of Depression: A Conversation with Ryan Noel Fraser
Pastoral Care / Podcast

Drowning in an Ocean of Depression: A Conversation with Ryan Noel Fraser

By Andy Hale  Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. One in six Americans now takes an antidepressant medication. Nearly 40% of Americans reported in 2018 that they were more anxious than in the years past. Almost 18% of the American population has an anxiety disorder. Three out of four Americans … Continue reading