Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: An alternative Christian model in a polarized era

David Gushee

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

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The rearview mirror

Bill Wilson

Only when past negative experiences fade in size can new life begin.

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New South demographics

John Chandler

It’s hard to share the gospel if you don’t know how to say “hola.”

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Life isn’t fair

Amy Butler

Life is most decidedly not fair. People gain success when they’re kind and good and loving. And people gain success when they live with blatant and sometimes even harmful disregard for others.

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Treasuring and transcending culture

Molly T. Marshall

The imbedded values of those whom Euro-Americans presumed to instruct may have more to teach us than we surmise.

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Vital Christianity: As I see it

David Gushee

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

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Flower fights

Bill Leonard

Some Baptists are employing floral-based acronyms to articulate different conversion processes.

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The new face of generosity

John Chandler

It’s not about meeting church budgets. It’s about transforming people spiritually.

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Learning how to eat the Lord’s Supper

Brett Younger

What could be more surprising than grace that pours itself out for us?

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Christians, war and neighbor love

David Gushee

Genocidal sectarian violence may be happening in Iraq. What does love of neighbor require of us?

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Beginning a journey

Amy Butler

This columnist, who was called as pastor of Riverside Church in New York City June 8, shared this letter with her new congregation the same day.

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Come, Holy Spirit

Molly T. Marshall

The Spirit is always transgressing the boundaries we impose to try to secure our sense of identity.

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Wedding words

David Gushee

On the responsibility, and opportunity, of officiating a wedding in post-Christian America. 

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The fire below

Bill Wilson

A blaze is smoldering beneath the platform of congregational life in the 21st century.

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Conflict as blessing

Bill Wilson

Don’t waste the opportunity to learn — and grow — through a crisis.

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