November 26, 2018

Recently, a sitting United States Senator from Mississippi “joked” about being on the front row of a public hanging, and she talked about making voting more difficult for people at “those schools.” Unfortunately, many of us white folk refuse to acknowledge the racism inherent in her statements because we are still unwilling or unable to see the long, terrible history of violence against African Americans and its lasting effects in our social structures and institutions. Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord! Read more

November 14, 2018

The CBF Podcast Stage featured interviews with theologians, church historians, remarkable leaders, and practitioners. Presenting over fifteen guests, the Podcast Stage offered audiences a unique interactive experience with these remarkable leaders. Read more

November 6, 2018

America is changing. Depending on who you are and what change you do or do not want to see, the talk of change will either bring about great anxiety or excitement. The change we are seeing is the result of an exhaustion to the all too frequent mass shootings, sexual harassment, and systematic racism. Again, that statement alone will either bring a response of resentment or amen. Read more

October 24, 2018

For Maggie Kane, the executive director of A Place At the Table, hospitality is about tearing down walls. “Society is very separated. We tend to invest in people that are very much like ourselves.” Read more

October 23, 2018

The question remains for the rest of us who do we consider to be “other” and how can we share God’s everlasting love with them? Who is the Spirit sending you to in order to welcome them into God’s body? Read more

October 9, 2018

We sat down with the author of The Bible Tells Me So, The Evolution of Adam, and The Sin of Certainty, to discuss challenging and fulfilling journey of deconstructing our fixed image of God and how God works in the world. Read more

October 1, 2018

By Bert Montgomery  A woman stands alone in front of an intimidating group of men reeking of smugness. They possess complete power over her life…and, her death. Was the male sexual offender there among them? We don’t know. He was not to be held accountable. What we do know is that the panel of men gathered have no interest in hearing her side of the story. The “burden of proof” is not upon them to justify their treatment of, and… Read more

September 25, 2018

We sat down with the activist, speaker, pastor and author about his new book, as well as his work of racial righteousness and reconciliation for Love Mercy Do Justice. Read more

September 10, 2018

By Andy Hale Among white Americans a widely-shared sentiment is the notion that racism is part of our past. The election of the first African-American President of the United States is cited in support of this harmful claim that racism is a thing of the past. Yet, just a year since the violence in Charlottesville at the hands of white supremacists, the reality of persistent racism—individual and systemic—simply cannot be denied. “Many white people would rather do something to address… Read more

August 28, 2018

We sat down with Piatt to discuss his upcoming 2019 lectionary series, “Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2018,” and his tendency to use Nickleback song illustrations in his writing. Read more

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