Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Last year, Kent McKeever wore an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to empathize with former prisoners and others on the margins of society. This year, he's waging a campaign to convince employers to give ex-cons a fair shake in the hiring process.

Ink, watercolor and sketches help John Jay Alvaro preach every Sunday morning. It's a process that's also popular for devotionals and note-taking in church. 

The group of interfaith clergy from Richmond, Va., including First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jim Somerville, returned convinced peace among nations, religions and people is attainable.

Inviting young, developing ministers into the full ministry experience can invigorate congregations while providing the larger church with talented clergy capable of avoiding burnout. 

Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:24

At Convergence, being missional cuts two ways

And the arts are at the heart of this Christian community.

North Carolina minister Mike Queen’s passion for music becomes a spiritual catalyst for a group of men.

A Baylor study finds that college women who are sexual assault victims can find healing in religious groups where strong theological beliefs and social networking are encouraged. Baptist chaplains at Mars Hill Univeristy and the University of Virginia agree. 

Tina Bailey and her husband, Jonathan, coordinate art and community engagement in Indonesia. Tina’s work has taken her inside a prison in Bali where she has built relationships with some of the nine Australians convicted of attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country.

The Well at Springfield in Jacksonville, Fla., seeks ministry opportunities through partnerships that connect people and institutions that usually wouldn't meet. One ministry pays for loads of laundry at a local laundromat.

An all-female serving team spontaneously found a different way to serve communion at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, inspiring themselves and their pastor to explore new ways to empower women.

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