Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation / Robert Jones

Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy

With removal of Robert E. Lee statue, the Arthur Ashe Jr. memorial stands alone on Richmond’s Monument Avenue By Robert P. Jones The news broke this week that the Virginia Supreme Court has cleared the state to remove the last Confederate monument still standing on the city’s Monument Avenue, the massive tribute to General Robert E. Lee. … Continue reading

Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary
Newsroom / theological education / women in ministry

Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary

RICHMOND, VA – Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard (M.Div. / M.A.C.E. ’97) has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus. As director of the Baptist House of Studies (BHS) program, Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister, will help students navigate the institution and their ordination process.  “I have felt a strong … Continue reading

DACA and Frontline Workers
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / immigration

DACA and Frontline Workers

By Greg Smith From time to time since 2017, our immigration legal services program would get a call from a youth-age or young-adult immigrant asking, “Is it time yet? Can I apply for DACA?” Every time the question was asked, I would usually respond, “Have you ever had DACA?” and  if the answer was no, my response was … Continue reading

More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Field Personnel / Missions

More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs

This story was written by Jessica Hearne, CBF field personnel and a Grace and Main leader and founding member. You can support her work either by donating to Grace and Main or directly to her support fund. You might have already guessed it but managing the leadership team of Grace and Main’s Urban Farm has been … Continue reading

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / immigration

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Greg Smith, who serves in Fredericksburg, Va., with his wife, Sue. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/smith. For LUCHA Ministries Immigration Legal Services, the final week of September was full indeed.  Over a four-day period, I clocked 48 hours and, … Continue reading

Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological education
Newsroom / theological education

Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2020 Contacts:Corey D. B. Walker | Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation | cdbwalker@faithandjusticerva.com | 757-288-0758Jeff Huett | Cooperative Baptist Fellowship & CBF of Virginia | jhuett@cbf.net | 202-680-4127Mike Frontiero | Union Presbyterian Seminary | Mike.Frontiero@upsem.edu | 804-647-2715 Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological … Continue reading

How I Became A Spiritual Friend to a Persian Family
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

How I Became A Spiritual Friend to a Persian Family

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 a friend of CBF field personnel Pat, who serves among … Continue reading