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NABF elects new leaders

The North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) is moving forward with new leadership following a meeting in Vancouver July 7. Elijah Brown was elected to succeed George Bullard as executive director of NABF, an organization of more than 30 Baptist organizations and...

Who owns the land?

Canadian Baptists hosted participants in the Baptist World Alliance‘s Annual Gathering on July 5. The evening was billed as a celebration with Canadian Baptists, and it was that. The evening was chilly, but we began with an outdoor picnic featuring...

Welcome to Vancouver

A scattering of global Baptists have gathered this week in Vancouver for the Baptist World Alliance’s Annual Gathering. From Europe and Africa they have come, from Asia and Australia, from South America, Latin America, North America, and Canada we have gathered...

A boat with room and love for all …

Meetings for state and regional groups associated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are a standard element of CBF’s Annual Gathering and for North Carolina CBFers, always a highlight. This year’s gathering attracted a standing room only crowd of 300...

BWIM releases “State of Women in Baptist Life”

Baptist Women in Ministry met for worship and released a new “State of Women in Baptist Life” update during activities at the First Baptist Church on Fifth in Winston-Salem June 22. Executive director Pam Durso previewed the report, the first since 2010. It included...

Beauty and the beast

Long drives are not necessarily conducive to a good vacation, unless the drive is the point, in which case it can be amazing. Susan and I set out last week to spend several days driving the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway from where it begins (or ends, at milepost...

Pride goeth before …

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall,” according to the familiar King James translation of Proverbs 16:18. I was reminded of that on a recent visit to the ancient Greek city of Delphi, home to the famous oracle. Most of the...

The last days …

All good things must come to an end, at least on this world, and study tours are no exception. Though travelers in Greece with Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences learned much and grew close during our time together, most were ready for...

The hills are alive …

There is music in Athens, but the hills are mainly alive with the echoes of history, and those echoes rang clear May 23 for folks traveling with Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences. From the Divani Hotel Acropolis, we had just a short...