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

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