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B21 Panel Video SBC 2017 Phoenix

  We at B21 have heard from many pastors and leaders within the SBC about the increasing complexities and challenges in Christian life and ministry and the decreasing ability to have candid conversations about those issues. It is for that reason that we are so excited every year to host our annual panel over Tuesday […]

8 Reasons I’m Grateful For The 2017 SBC

  Another Southern Baptist Convention is behind us. Most of us have made our way back to our homes and are starting to engage in regular life. Hopefully, we are all returning encouraged and challenged to take greater steps forward for the sake of Christ’s kingdom. I pray that all of us have greater hearts […]

Preparing for Phoenix: Pray for Unity

  Can you believe it? It is that time of year again when thousands of Southern Baptists will make their way to the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. This year the destination is Phoenix, and as always, this gathering of Southern Baptists is sure to make for some exciting memories. Will there be […]

The ERLC, Prestonwood, And The Mission

Since 1845, Southern Baptist’s have focused on “… eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the gospel….” While it’s true that our faithfulness to this cooperative mission has varied over the years, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed with gratitude for the grace of God so […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Southern Baptists, Arminians, and Calvinists

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by Marc Minter, the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church of Diana, TX.   Within Southern Baptist churches there exists a variety of people who claim to be Arminians or Calvinists. In my experience, many of these individuals do not actually affirm many of the propositions that are included in […]

Affirmations and Questions for State Conventions

  Anthony Jordan, the Executive Director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), wrote a recent article entitled “Perspective: SBC & State Conventions.” In that article he argued that SBC leaders should not hold up the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) as “the model for state conventions of the future.” The FBC now sends 51% […]

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