Kutana Kenya
Leadership Scholars

Kutana Kenya

By Kamilah Jones There are many ancient stories and beautiful cultural perspectives on how Earth was created and our origins and development as human beings.  From a Christian perspective, it is generally accepted that God is the creator.  Christianity emphasizes the sacredness of creation and a harmonious connectedness between the Earth and human existence.  Genesis … Continue reading

What is of Most Value?
Leadership Scholars

What is of Most Value?

By Leigh Reynolds Gardner-Webb School of Divinity includes in its Master of Divinity curriculum a Theological Integration Capstone class for students who are nearing graduation. Incorporated in this class is the responsibility of leading one of the divinity school’s worship experiences.  During atime of worship, which I was privileged to help lead, we considered what … Continue reading

Divine Love
Leadership Scholars

Divine Love

Divine Love  By Kamilah A. Jones I do not believe in coincidences. As I move forward on my faith journey, this has become divinely clear because some things miraculously align and remarkably connect. Some things can’t be happenstance because of what I’ve personally witnessed being such a well-crafted, astute illustration that masterfully comes together that … Continue reading

SBNR: A Crisis or Spiritual Revolution?
General CBF / Leadership Scholars

SBNR: A Crisis or Spiritual Revolution?

By Leigh Reynolds  Recently, while preparing a research paper on the rise of those claiming the designation spiritual but not religious (SBNR) and its impact on the Christian church in North America, I discovered the work of Linda Mercadante. Mercadante, an ordained Minister, Professor of Historical Theology at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and leading … Continue reading

Trim Your Lamps
General CBF / Leadership Scholars

Trim Your Lamps

By Christie Thadikonda Jesus Christ is often referred to as ‘The Bridegroom’. This analogy can be understood clearly if one followed the ancient Jewish wedding cultural traditions. Marriage was an agreement between two families rather than between two individuals. The marriage consisted of two separate ceremonies a betrothal and a wedding, which were celebrated at … Continue reading