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The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal is the coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and former pastor of churches in Atlanta, GA, and Texas.

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The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal is the coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and former pastor of churches in Atlanta, GA, and Texas.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Baylor University and M.Div. and Th.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He pastored Meadow Lane Baptist Church in Arlington, TX, Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, First Baptist in Midland, Dunwoody Baptist in Atlanta, and Tallowood Baptist in Houston.

He is the author of Pulling Together and The Doctrine of Creation, and contributed to several other books.

He and his wife, Earlene, are the parents of three and grandparents of five.

 

 


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The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Eastertide

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

During this time of year we celebrate the heart of our faith. Jesus Christ, crucified and resurrected, is the very essence of the Gospel. It is that part of the Christian story that defines and clarifies all other parts. Bethlehem, Baptism, Temptation, Teachings, Miracles, Transfiguration, Triumphal Entry all climax and culminate in the one supreme event of Cross and Resurrection.

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Dr. Daniel Vestal: Repentance - A Lenten Meditation

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

In the mid-80s there was a British film entitled "The Mission." A key figure in the story is a man by the name of Rodrigo Mendoza, played by Robert de Niro. He is a mercenary who commits murder in a fit of rage. He is not executed but enters into a deep depression. He is commanded to perform some acts of penance, and at a turning point in the movie he comes to an emotional and spiritual break point. In a dramatic scene he releases all the anguish, pain and remorse in his heart. As he weeps in sorrow he presents what Scripture calls "a broken and contrite heart."

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April 04, 2011

Dr. Daniel Vestal: A Passion for the Great Commandment

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

Within the nature of the one God, who is Source, Word and Spirit, is a communion and community of love. From this love comes creation. From this love comes redemption. From this love comes all the promise and hope that we call the Gospel. And from this love comes both the command and capacity for us to return love to God and give love to neighbor.
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March 04, 2011

Dr. Daniel Vestal: A Passion for the Great Commission

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

If a church is to have a passion for the Great Commission, it must have a passion for faith and spiritual formation in its own membership. In intentional and consistent ways we must be learning the personal/communal/missional disciplines of Christian discipleship.
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December 10, 2010

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Christ Bearer: An Advent Reflection

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

Growing up in a Baptist church I never appreciated the role that Mary played in the grand story of redemption.... It was only as I came to appreciate the contemplative and sacramental dimension to the Gospel that Mary emerged as an inspiring and iconic figure.
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August 18, 2010

Dr. Daniel Vestal: CBF--20 Years and Counting

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

Dr. Daniel Vestal writes, "Two decades ago this month a group of Baptists gathered in Atlanta to figure a way out of conflict into some kind of 'new beginning' with a shared future. [The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship] was conceived in August of 1990. And both our beginning and continued life is a testimony to the travail and triumph in that gathering as well as to divine Providence." Read on...
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March 30, 2010

Dr. Daniel Vestal: The Global Church

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

The executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Dr. Daniel Vestal, writes, "There is no excuse for the church, in any part of the world, to wrap the biblical story/vision/message in its nationalistic history, identity and aspirations."
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September 24, 2009

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Being the Presence of Christ, Part 2

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

Dr. Daniel Vestal, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, continues his theological and spiritual examination of the presence of Christ in the world.

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August 20, 2009

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Being the Presence of Christ

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

Dr. Daniel Vestal, coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, offers a reflection on the meaning and power of the presence of Christ in our lives.
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June 03, 2009

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Missio Dei

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, reflects theologically on discerning God's mission in the world and discovering our participation in it.
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December 28, 2003

A Rediscovery of Biblical Religion

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal is coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.