Posts by AFBC

Together for Hope

On October 21, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Alabama will have its annual meeting.  Whenever I attend a CBF meeting, I am thankful for the people in the room, the spirit of cooperation, and the history of CBF’s efforts.  One of the efforts I am particular grateful for is the Together for Hope initiative. In…

A Story of Stewardship

When the season of stewardship comes around each year, we might need to reclaim that word because it feels rather dated.  Outside of the church, we do not use the word stewardship, or steward, often. Within the church, we say it to remember that we are stewards of somebody else’s land, caring for the world…

Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture

In honor of Claude H. Moore, Mary Virginia Moore gave the church a gift in order to provide an opportunity to invite scholars and leaders in the church to come and speak at Auburn First Baptist.  Several years ago, we invited Dr. Bill Leonard as the inaugural speaker for the Claude H. Moore Lecture. This…

Waiting Tables

With a washcloth tucked into her apron, a waitress cleans up each table after a group of customers have left.  She takes all of the dishes to the kitchen to be washed.  She turns the table over for the next customers walking through the door.  She sets the table with care and introduces herself to…

Historic Marker Dedication

Featuring Tripp Martin, Wayne Flynt, Helen Brown and AFBC Youth. Recorded on Sunday, 26 August 2018, at Auburn First Baptist Church. Special thanks to the Auburn Heritage Association for assistance and marker production, and to Steve Eden for placement of the marker. An online photo album of this event is available here.

Table Talk

When Dr. Bill Leonard handed out the syllabus for Church History 101, I read through the books I had to purchase, which included Table Talk by Martin Luther.  In 1520, Luther had published formal papers on his views of the Church, but Table Talk is a different kind of collection. The formal papers by Luther…