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 […]
Last week Southern Baptists learned that one of their largest churches, Prestonwood Baptist Church, is going to push pause on Cooperative Program (CP) giving. For those who know the role CP giving plays in SBC life, this announcement is a big deal. CP giving is often a key standard by which leaders and churches are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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% […]
Recently B21’s own Ronnie Parrott sat down with Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the pastor at Cross Church and the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, to talk about the highlights of his presidency, the 2016 convention, and uniting the generations within the SBC.
At this year’s momentous SBC in St. Louis, B21 gathered key leaders in evangelicalism–J. D. Greear, Danny Akin, David Platt, Albert Mohler, Matt Chandler, Russell Moore–to discuss pressing issues in the SBC and evangelicalism as a whole. B21’s own Jon Akin moderates this year’s panel that touches on issues such as the decline of […]
At this year’s SBC in St. Louis B21’s own Jon Akin moderated a few panel discussions at the Cooperative Program booth, talking about pressing issues with key leaders in the SBC. In the first of these discussions he sat down with J. D. Greear and Jimmy Scroggins to talk about the future of the SBC.