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Birthing Theological Eyes

How can Fellowship Baptists encourage congregational contexts in which members practice theological reflection capable of examining embedded theology? “All Christians are theologians…It’s a simple fact of Christian life: their faith makes them theologians” (How to...

Forming Together

Forming Together By Terry Maples, CBF Virginia Field Coordinator If “forming together” is CBF’s Big Idea, how can congregations articulate how we seek to shape and form faith? As a long-time congregational educator, I love the “big idea” emerging from CBF’s branding...
Mission Madness Reflection: Houston Blake

Mission Madness Reflection: Houston Blake

Mission Madness Reflection by Houston Blake, Chester Baptist Church Youth Member   If you know me, then you know that Mission Madness has been a part of my life since I was thirteen. CBF Virginia has developed such a special place in my heart these past few years....

Cant We All Be Christians Here?

“Let us be one.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus prayed that those who follow him be one like God and Christ are one.  Yet we know that human nature eventually creeps into the equation and inherently flawed human beings, with incomplete views and understandings of God,...

Explosions of Fear or Love

Explosions of Fear or Love by Terry Maples, CBFVA Field Coordinator Rachel Platten was going through a tough time in her life when she penned the words to her big hit “Fight Song.” Apparently, this song was never intended to be heard by anyone else but the writer as a...