The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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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A Rediscovery of Biblical Religion

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal is coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Dr. Daniel Vestal: Missio Dei

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Being the Presence of Christ

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

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

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Daniel Vestal, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, continues his theological and spiritual examination of the presence of Christ in the world.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: The Global Church

Friday October 24, 2008
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."

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

Friday October 24, 2008
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...

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Christ Bearer: An Advent Reflection

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: A Passion for the Great Commission

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: A Passion for the Great Commandment

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Repentance - A Lenten Meditation

Friday October 24, 2008
It is difficult in our day to speak of repentance in a way that sounds like it is good news instead of bad news. We live in a time where the idea of sin is minimized, if not mocked.

Dr. Daniel Vestal: Eastertide

Friday October 24, 2008
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.