Corey Fields

Corey Fields

Corey Fields is associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. His doctoral work at Central Baptist Theological Seminary focused on developing a congregational vision for missional ministry. In the summer of 2014, he completed a Louisville Institute sponsored sabbatical study on Christian Community Development.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:05

Avoid thy neighbor?

Jesus said to love our neighbor. Maybe too few of us even know our neighbor.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:03

Stoking the flames of Advent

What do we do when we come face to face with the raw pain present in many lives?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 06:05

It’s not about the ‘thank you’

Gratitude boils down to our understanding of what we deserve.

We are afraid. We are very afraid. At least, that’s the case if you go by a lot of cultural cues.

The “self-made individual” is something of a virtue today, but the problem is that it’s a lie.

A plea for empathy — putting ourselves in another’s shoes — is so often what’s missing from conversations about immigration.

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 06:22

Home field advantage

Who in your congregation might feel more like the visiting team, and what can you do to change that?

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 06:05

A humble plea: Go easy on your pastor

There’s a lot on our cultural plate. Tensions are high. That makes it challenging to be a leader of any church.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:28

The role of a ‘declining’ church

When growth itself has become the mission, we’re not making disciples but seeking warm bodies.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:05

Beyond the thumbnail image

The greatest barrier to us in realizing the complexity of reality can be the image we’ve chosen to represent that reality.

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