Spiritual Care Week 2021: Leaning on Active Listening
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: Leaning on Active Listening

By Chris Towles Out of the blue a young Muslim wanted to know if we could meet. I had been the faculty advisor for the Interfaith Council, an associate chaplain at Wake Forest University, and I had started working with Baptist students. I had worked with students of different faiths (or no faith) having deep conversations … Continue reading

Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder
General CBF / Podcast

Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder

The world is becoming more pluralistic, and the freedom of religion for all is becoming a realistic practice within our communities. At the same time, the American religious landscape is seeing a zealous resurgence of Christian Nationalism. For many, the threat of religious intolerance increases. As we become more entrenched in our worldviews, we close … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

Being Easter people in the interfaith environment

I sometimes preach a sermon entitled “The Four Little Candles.” The author of the original story is unknown. In it I tell the story of four little candles that were burning softly and quietly.  Listening closely you can hear them speak. The first little candle is peace. Lamenting that the world no longer wants to … Continue reading