If it were anyone else but Joe Phelps, news of a retired Baptist preacher extolling the virtues of meditation as a means of social justice may sound like a sign of the End Times.
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CBF General Assembly: Worship, Learn, Grow
We live in an era of a Global Church where mission is from everywhere to everyone. You’ll celebrate God’s work through the Church, both around the world and down the street, at the 2018 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, June 11-15, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas.
Two LGBTQ-inclusive churches reevaluating relationship with CBF following adoption of new hiring policy
Pastors of at least two Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches say they are reconsidering affiliation with the 1,800-church network in light of a decision by CBF leaders to relax, but not totally lift, a ban on hiring LBGTQ people.
Celebration a key discipline like fasting and prayer, ministers say
Spiritual formation usually brings to mind practices like contemplative prayer and fasting, silence and meditation, walking the labyrinth and celebration. Wait, celebration?
Community, collaboration and cooperation
Charleston. Donald Trump. HB2. Target. Hillary Clinton. Brock Turner. NRA. ISIS. Orlando. Are you still reading? I wouldn’t blame you if you’re not. Every time I see one of these words pop up on my Facebook feed, one of two…
Enthusiastic about our Fellowship
On the night of June 28, I posted to Facebook this status update from my hotel room in Greensboro, North Carolina: From Wednesday’s pre-assembly Baptist Women in Ministry celebration to the closing General Assembly communion service tonight, I’ve never felt…
To discern God in the world
As social media exploded with the news of the SCOTUS’ decision, I wondered how this decision would impact the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference. Would the agenda change? Would speakers change their prepared manuscripts or would those conversations be saved for…
You can’t say that
It showed up on a Facebook post in response to my sermon: During the sermon, Don spoke for one of David’s brothers saying, “SHUT UP!” It was at this point that a squirmy four-year old looked up at me with…