A free Advent resource for congregations in this season of pandemic discernment is available thanks to a Lilly Endowment grant administered by Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Pinnacle Associates. “Preparing to Hear God’s Call” is a new downloadable Advent resource…
Sister leaders from Cuba and America: inhabiting the Body of Christ and the nation-state
Together we as Cuban and American Christians are part of the beloved community constructed by the Triune God who creates space for our disparate national identities. We share a commitment to live as Christians under the Lordship of Christ while navigating the demands of citizenship and religious liberty.
Marshall to retire from Central Seminary in 2020
“The paschal mystery is that through dying comes new life. Resurrection life always takes on new form, and Central knows that well.”
Revisiting ‘Battle for the Minds’ after nearly a quarter of a century
“Battle for the Minds” is not only a historical record of a tumultuous time at a leading Baptist seminary, but also serves as a cautionary tale about the ongoing misogyny within the Southern Baptist ecclesial tradition.
Baptists among Benedictines: spending the first week of the new year at the Abbey
The first week of a new year, a group of Baptist seminary students and I will join the Benedictines at the Abbey for worship, contemplation and learning from Benedictine spirituality.
Be Baptist, but build bridges with all God’s people – Christian or not
The days of viewing our faith as the remaking of the world into our image are long past, thanks be to God. Our call is to find ways to work for the common good with the values Jesus instituted in the inbreaking Reign of God.
Religion Notes: One Baptist group urges end to Holy Land violence while another talks sex
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TV news career prepared pastor for hectic ministry life
The directors of television newscasts lead intense, even frantic professional lives. They work long, caffeinated hours weaving together the up-to-the-minute contributions of producers, photographers and anchors into — they hope — coherent broadcasts. It’s much the same as shepherding a congregation, says Erica Van Brakle, a veteran of TV news production-turned-American Baptist pastor.
Can we talk about sexuality?
Can we talk about sexuality? Recently a pastor in Kansas has been challenging my school and me personally on our position concerning our faithfulness to Scripture concerning human sexuality. It reminds me of the sustained conversation in Southern Baptist life…