Reflections on Haiti

By Roger Driskill At CBF Heartland’s invitation, I have been invited to share comments and reflections on a trip I took with others to Grand Goave, Haiti, in July. You may stop here if you are expecting anything profound. Jenny Jenkins, the CBF field person in Grand...

A Place at the Table

by Matthew Porter All my life, I have associated food with family. Growing up, Mom’s chili simmering on the stove signified that autumn had begun, Grandma’s German chocolate cake meant it was my birthday, and Aunt Connie’s taco dip at any family gathering was extra...

Observing Lent

by Blake McKinney  Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo. I must confess that I’m pretty new to the practice of observing the season of Lent. My primary recollection of Lent from my childhood and teenage years is that it was the time of year...

Hard Conversations at ChurchWorks

By Josh Speight Hard conversations are difficult, to be sure.  In the context of the congregation, they can be almost debilitating.  However, as ministers, we are called to share in conversations, even when the only thing we agree on is that we disagree. In the...

Reconciliation by Adjustment

By Nancy Thompson As a bankruptcy attorney, I’m often struck by the similarities between concepts important to my faith and my legal work. How these concepts work in “real life” even helps explain their meaning to Christians.  For example, understanding exactly how...