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  • Why Cooperative Baptist?

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteFebruary 16th, 2021

    In the first post, "Why Church?," I made a case for being a part of the church in general, arguing that it can be a source of true community, rootedness, and joy, characteristics so often elusive in today’s culture. In this post, I seek to answer the question, “Why Cooperative Baptist?” - or said differently - “Why in a sea of churches and denominations (including non-denominational) should I care about being associated with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)?

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  • Why Church?

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteFebruary 3rd, 2021

    It’s a valid question, and many are asking and not arriving at an answer. For a restless season in my own life, I struggled to answer it. But I now believe whole-heartedly that this question has an answer, and one that speaks specifically into our own day and time.

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  • Preparing for Advent

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteNovember 25th, 2020

    Last year around this time, a couple of insights came across my radar that shifted my thinking around Advent and helped add new layers of meaning to this time of the year. The ideas aren’t mine and they aren’t new - in fact, they are very, very old...

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  • The Calling

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteJune 30th, 2020

    I was recently approached by Rick Bennett, the Field Coordinator for the Tennessee CBF about offering a musical selection for the annual State Gathering. I had been in the process of writing a new song when he mentioned...

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  • Zooming to Church on Sundays

    by: Mrs. Naomi HughesJune 1st, 2020

    Before the Corona virus, zooming to church occurred on the Sundays when we left for church a few minutes late. We zoomed, slightly over the speed limit, attempting to make every green light to get to church on time...

  • Modern Psalms and Jon Guerra's Keeper of Days

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteMay 25th, 2020

    These past couple of weeks, I have fallen into the trance of Jon Guerra’s new album, Keeper of Days. Modern Christian music has a good handle on “Sunday morning songs” - songs that capture the feelings of worship and adoration. But our musical heritage is much more expansive...

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  • The Discipline of Solitude in Quarantine

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteMay 18th, 2020

    This spring, our Sunday school class at BBF has been studying the book, Celebration of Discipline, by Richard J. Foster. If you're not familiar with this book, it is a guide through the "classic disciplines" or practices of the Christian faith...

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  • Listen

    by: Rev. Evan WillhiteMay 12th, 2020

    During worship this past Sunday, I was able to play a song I wrote called "Listen". It is a song that speaks to listening on a number of levels - to the moments in your life, to the voices right in front of you...

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