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Eileen R. Campbell Reed

Most Christian denominations in the U.S., save for Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists, have seen significant growth in female clergy over the last 40 years, a new report says. […] Read More

In my remarks at a recent immigration action in Nashville, Tennessee, I spoke as a faith leader. I reminded those gathered that Christians worship a Creator who fashioned all humanity as one family, one people, one expression of the image of God in each and every one of us. I asked God’s blessings and mercy […] Read More

Women starting out in ministry need space to learn. So do men. All people with a pastoral calling need room to grow into the practice of ministry. Too often, however, a culture of disbelief surrounds well-intentioned churches that call women, undermining and disrupting the learning curve for new ministers. In an extreme example last summer, […] Read More

The “confidence gap” is one factor that contributes to the shortfall of women serving in leadership in theological schools and churches, but it’s a factor women can change, the president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary said. “Women tend to discount themselves,” seminary president Molly T. Marshall said. “If a woman looks at a job description, […] Read More

It is something most ministers want. And it can feel impossible to find. Yet seeking pastoral wisdom is vital for the work of the church and for leading people of faith. Becoming pastorally wise is what I call a “big squishy goal,” or as one of my students put it, “a big scary goal.” She’s […] Read More

Eileen Campbell-Reed is coordinator for coaching, mentoring and internship as well as associate professor of practical theology at the Nashville, Tennessee, campus of Central Baptist Theological Seminary. 1. Where did you grow up? Knoxville, Tennessee. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Hagar captures my imagination and inspires me. […] Read More

After reading in Baptist Press and about a sermon preached by Reba Cobb, I am compelled to offer an additional ethical perspective that might help us reconsider how we face our own shortcomings and those of others with compassion. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) resource center coordinator, Reba Sloan Cobb, was accused by Baptist Press […] Read More