Our friends in the Gathering of Baptists had their Fall Gathering on October 24th. The program was a follow-up to their September event with Dr. David Gushee, and was called "Hearing Queer Voices in the Church." The program is now available online on their Gathering YouTube channel. To watch click here.
We have received word of two deaths in our extended CABF family.
Bettie Hastey, wife of the Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey, died on November 5th in Florida where they were residing. During her working life Bettie was on the staff of the former Sen. David L. Boren, D-Okla. Stan and Bettie first became associated with the ABF/CABF in the early 1990s when he was the first Executive Director of the Alliance of Baptists. They last visited us when we met in Amherst in 2009. The picture of Stan and Bettie was taken at that occasion. We offer our love snd sympathy to Stan and family in their loss.
T. R. Hobbs: We have also received word of another sad loss in the Canadian Baptist world. Rev. Dr. Ray Hobbs of Hamilton, ON, a retired professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, died on November 6th. Ray was a great friend of the ABF/CABF and one of the key founders and leaders of the Gathering of Baptists. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife, Heather, and their family. The picture of Ray is from his webpage.