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Resources from Baptist Leaders Past and Present

  On Thanksgiving Day we put out a post asking for you to reply back with the Baptist leaders who helped change your life. The responses held names of monumental leaders, both past and present. To follow up we though we would compile post with quick links to resources by some of these leaders so […]

Gathering at NC State Convention

If you are planning on being at the NC Baptist State Convention, consider participating in a gathering for Young Pastors!  – John Mark Harrison and Matt Capps are hosting a gathering titled “The Young Pastors Network“, a meeting for pastors, led by pastors. – The purpose being, to connect the next generation of Great Commission-minded […]

Advice to Young Christian Politicos

As the 2016 election is coming fast, we wanted to extend this guest post by Andrew T. Walker, the Director of Policy Studies at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. In it he offers really helpful advice for how we can practically engage politically in a deeper and helpful way. We’re thankful for the work he and […]

Should We Pull Back from Politics?

  Don’t call it a pullback; we’ve been here for years. The recent profile in the Wall Street Journal highlighted a generational change in terms of the way evangelicals approach cultural and political engagement: toward a gospel-centered approach that doesn’t back down on issues of importance, but sees our ultimate mission as one that applies the blood […]

Revisiting the 50/50 Split: A Call to All State Conventions

  It’s almost that time of the year again. The dust has settled from the annual meeting among Southern Baptists from around the country, and now it is almost time for state conventions to host their annual meetings. We will meet to discuss what God is doing among our churches, how to better encourage one […]

Advice to Church Planters for Raising Support

  It is surreal to me to now sit on the “other side.” After driving across the southeast, meeting with established churches as an aspiring church planter, and asking for them to “partner” with us, I am now the guy that people come to asking for help. My experience didn’t go so well. As a […]

SBC Unity

    The Wednesday morning session of this year’s Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was slated to be a historic moment in SBC history. Messengers found themselves prepared to cast votes for the third time in twenty-four hours for the election of President of the SBC. After two runoff votes, messengers would […]

Life Lessons for a New Pastor

  Today we’re featuring a post by B21’s long-time friend, Jimmy Scroggins. Jimmy is the Lead Pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach. Below he shares some key insights and wisdom for new pastors learned from his own transition.   Prior to being called to pastor Family Church, I had served as a teaching pastor […]

5 Myths about Christian Engagement in the Public Square

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by Dan Darling, Vice President for Communications at the ERLC. We at B21 are thankful for the ERLC’s leadership in equipping the SBC on issues in the public square and their continued support of our mission to be a pastor-led voice for Baptists in the 21st century.     As they have in every […]

Four Reasons Why Pastors Need Community

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by smallgroups.com. They have been a consistent supporter of our annual luncheon at the SBC (if you missed there year’s luncheon in St. Louis, you can watch it here). We’re thankful for the work they do–this helpful piece included.   We all need community. In fact, we were […]

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