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  • Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry Partnerships: Part Three


    As we hear the stories from friends living abroad during our gathering April 17-19 in Atlanta, we will have an obligation to listen. Listening, however, is a skill that can be both difficult and dangerous. American actor, director, screenwriter, and author More Info

  • Like a Tree: A Sermon Delivered at FIBAC Annual Meeting


    Like a Tree A sermon delivered by Paula Clayton Dempsey and Jason Smith Then a shoot will sprout from the stump of Jesse; from Jesse’s roots, a branch will blossom: The Spirit of YHWH will rest on you — a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of More Info

  • Blessing through Partnership with Fraternity of Baptist Churches of Cuba


    Bendice lo que vamos a comer, Señor! This lively musical offering, punctuated with percussive taping on the table, became the refrain of — and the framework for — two weeks in Cuba visiting Iglesia Bautista “Clara Rodés,” seeking God’s blessing on the foo More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness: Giving Our Bodies to Kelly Gissendaner


    ​In February of 1997, Kelly Gissendaner orchestrated the brutal murder of her husband Doug in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Sentenced to die in 1998, Gissendaner's appeals process is about to run out. Barring a miracle, Gi More Info

  • Lenten Reflections by Ministry Partners: Lent 1 by Taryn Deaton


    My three-year-old niece refers to being naked as “being in the body” (as in, “Aunt Taryn, why is he (shirtless man) in the body?”). Everyone in our family thinks this is hilarious and no one knows where she learned it. Secretly, we all hope she never learn More Info

  • Voices: Bear One Another’s Burden by Leah Knox


    I confess that, in my line of work as a chaplain, I’ve been pretty good at one of these scriptural commands — and often to the point of neglecting the other entirely. More Info