Each year I am reminder and encouraged by my time meeting at the Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering. It is always a nice and peaceful week to be among other Baptists who think and act as we do at Central. This year the theme was Embracing God’s Call to Justice and Love. And much of what we heard was in our grand tradition of provocation and dissent. In order to live out our calling to be love and work toward justice, it is imperative for us to understand our heritage as Baptists and our history of dissent.
You are invited during this season of Lent 2017 to reflect on and ponder anew the teachings of our Lord in the beginning of chapter 5 of the Gospel of Matthew. These celebrated sayings often beginning what the English words, “Blessed are…” might be the most famous of all of Jesus’ words. Yet, instead of inviting us into a deeper insight, their familiarity can actually lead us into a nearly neglectful form of inattention. We can be so certain we already “know them.”
As we look toward Sunday worship, read these words from those who attended passport camp this summer.
The hymn committee is asking for your help
Come and see the wonderful addition of a new nursery
An Art Installation From the Members of CBC
"...Eat your food with gladness, and drink wine with a joyful heart, for God has approved what you do."
For 2015 Kentucky Baptist Fellowship partnered with CBF's Together for Hope to offer Shoeboxes for Appalachia - gifts for children in need who live in the poorest counties of Eastern Kentucky.
In eighth grade a friend invited me over to his house so I could see this new thing he got called AOL. In that moment, my life was plugged in. Since then the internet and digital advancements are astounding. Years ago we used rotary phones, then touch tone, cordless, and now we live in a world that makes it possible to video chat with the other side of the world from the palm of our hands.