Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1
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Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1

By Andy Hale The Exodus narrative is one of the most familiar passages in the Judeo-Christian text. We all know the story of Moses, Pharaoh, the Plagues, and the Red Sea (Yam Suph) crossing. As one delves deeper into the text, the early signs of ancient oppression rise to the surface as one encounters the … Continue reading

Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho
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Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho

  By Andy Hale When Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of God, he spoke of it in both present and future, both in terms of great distance and proximity. For many, the Kingdom of God comes down to talking about and fixating on Heaven. Oh, that sweet Beulah Land. In other words, the point and … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Grayson Hester
Assembly 2020 / COVID-19 / young Baptists

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Grayson Hester

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

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  
COVID-19 / Podcast

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  

By Andy Hale We have passed the two-month mark in the Coronavirus pandemic in America. In the United States alone, over 1.5 million have been infected with the virus, over 26 million people have lost their jobs, and nearly ninety-thousand people have died. Sickness, job loss, death, depression, a crisis of identity, and despair—the coming … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Sonya Heath
COVID-19 / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Sonya Heath

  By Andy Hale  Will American self-centric ideology only allow us to submit to a stay-at-home order for so long? NPR dropped a report that cell phone data usage shows that fewer people are following the social distancing guidelines. Of course, some states, like Georgia, have reopened in their personally designed phases. While some have lauded this … Continue reading

A Biblical View of Gender Ideology? A Conversation with Amanda W. Benckhuysen
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A Biblical View of Gender Ideology? A Conversation with Amanda W. Benckhuysen

By Andy Hale When it comes to economic, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and systematic privilege, life has been handed to me on a silver platter. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t faced difficult circumstances, hardship, disappointment, or rejection. However, I have been given more than my fair share of a leg up as a result of … Continue reading

Financial Crisis and Assistance for Churches During the COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 / Podcast

Financial Crisis and Assistance for Churches During the COVID-19 Crisis

  By Andy Hale Individuals and families across the world are continuing to adapt to this new normal. Adaptation has been more challenging for others who have faced job loss, medical crisis, or death as a result of the coronavirus. Local churches also find themselves in a precarious place. A lack of connectivity through weekly … Continue reading

Some People Are Just Worth Quoting More Often Than Others: A Conversation with Jeffrey Munroe About Fredrick Buechner
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Some People Are Just Worth Quoting More Often Than Others: A Conversation with Jeffrey Munroe About Fredrick Buechner

By Andy Hale Why is that some people are just a lot more quotable? King, Einstein, Angelou, Seuss, Franklin, Oprah, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Jesus of Nazareth are at the top of the most quoted persons in history. Who can forget Lincoln’s famous line, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture … Continue reading

When Theological and Political Convictions Lead to Espionage: A Conversation with Elisabeth Braw
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When Theological and Political Convictions Lead to Espionage: A Conversation with Elisabeth Braw

By Andy Hale  Certainly, the least severe results of the COVID-19 crisis is the rescheduled release of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film. We can wait another seven months of the conclusion of the greatest of all Bonds. And yes, Craig’s gritty and dark bond outpaces Roger Moore, David Niven, Timothy Dalton, and Connery. The only … Continue reading

The Continued Unbridled Turmoil of The Doctrine of Discovery: A Conversation with Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
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The Continued Unbridled Turmoil of The Doctrine of Discovery: A Conversation with Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah

By Andy Hale The Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard pnce wrote: It is really true what philosophy tells us, that life must be understood backwards. But with this, one forgets the second proposition, that it must be lived forwards. A proposition which, the more it is subjected to careful thought, the more it ends … Continue reading