Friday, July 26, 2013

"Enthusiastic about our Fellowship" (ABPnews Blog)

My post "Enthusiastic about our Fellowship" appears today on the Associated Baptist Press ABPnews Blog. I'll post the full text here at Ecclesial Theology next week. In the meantime, here's a snippet from the beginning of the post:

On the night of June 28, I posted to Facebook this status update from my hotel room in Greensboro, North Carolina:
From Wednesday’s pre-assembly Baptist Women in Ministry celebration to the closing General Assembly communion service tonight, I’ve never felt more enthusiastic about belonging to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
After a few weeks’ further reflection that included a trip to Jamaica for some time with the global Baptist community at the Baptist World Alliance annual gathering, I still feel the same way. Here are five reasons the Greensboro gathering—my sixteenth General Assembly since the 1992 meeting in Fort Worth I attended as a seminary student—left me feeling more enthusiastic than ever about our Fellowship....(read the full post on ABPnews Blog)

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