Welcome to CBE’s Library

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Constance Phelps lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her two children. Find her blog at transcending-abuse.blog.

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Lindsey Boulais-Duong writes about life's joys and challenges, and how faith intersects with them. When not writing, she's usually snuggled up with a good book, cooking a meal for friends, or walking around her town of Portland. Find more of her writing at lindseywithlove.wordpress.com and follow her @lindsey_boulais.

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From Ferguson to New York, and from Germany to South Africa to Australia, Lisa Sharon Harper leads trainings that increase clergy and community leaders’ capacity to organize people of faith toward a just world. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action.

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Cody Marks is an undergraduate student completing his bachelor's in elementary education and biblical studies and serves as a lay pastor in northeastern North Carolina. He is a volunteer with Kairos International, enjoys studying history and writing, and has been previously featured in Z Publishing's "Emerging Poets" series.

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Devon Leslie is from Baltimore, Maryland, and is currently studying international development at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. When in Baltimore, Devon loves finding the best gluten-free desserts Baltimore has to offer and being with her family. 

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Shirley Mullen has spent her life in Christian high education, first in her student life, then as a professor of history for over twenty years at Westmont College; and finally as a provost at Westmont College and president of Houghton College. She is committed to the transformational impact of Christian liberal arts education and believes it is the best preparation for Christian young people to make an impact.

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Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia.

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Ruben Rivera, PhD, is a professor of Christian history and chief diversity officer at Bethel University in Minnesota. Ruben has held seminars in schools, churches, and other venues across the US on biblical responses to the immigration debate, the racialization of the human and beauty, racial reconciliation, gender equity, cultural humility, intergroup dialogue, and more. The Shalom Seminar he created for new employee orientation has been called a new paradigm for engaging Christ-centered diversity efforts.

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Reverend Nell Green has served as a career missionary since 1986 in Senegal, Belgium and the US. Currently in Houston, TX, she ministers to the needs of refugees, helping with resettlement, education, and social entrepreneurship. She partners with various agencies to raise awareness about and prevent human trafficking. Rev. Green has a diploma of nursing from the University of TX-Arlington, and an MA in Christian thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She was ordained for ministry by Central Baptist Church in Miami, FL.

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Dr. Beth Birmingham is a lover of Jesus! She has served him for over twenty-five years in both Christian academia and NGO leadership roles. Her sweet spot is developing kingdom leaders. Much of her research and writing has focused on kingdom collaboration, men and women together. She holds an MBA in international economic development from Eastern University and a PhD in leadership and change from Antioch University.

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