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B21 Interview with J.D. Greear

Today was an unprecedented day at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). As we were about to head to a 3rd ballot to determine who would be the next President of the SBC, one of the candidates (J.D. Greear) withdrew from the election (View Video of that here) and then asked the convention to vote […]

Excitement & Concerns For The SBC Presidential Race

Next week Southern Baptists from all around the globe will gather in St. Louis to carry out their annual business. It’s part revival, part business meeting, and part circus. Every year the convention offers great opportunities to renew relationships with old friends, to hear about the work God’s doing, and to discuss how we might […]

What Questions Should We Ask?

We hope you plan to join us at the 2016 Baptist21 Panel at the Southern Baptist Convention. This year, we will discuss the most pressing issues in our convention, churches, and evangelicalism and we want YOU to help us craft those questions! We’ve got a lineup of great theologians and pastors to help us answer your questions including Matt Chandler, […]

Interview with SBC Presidential Candidates: Part Three, J.D. Greear

At the fast-approaching SBC in St. Louis messengers from our Southern Baptist churches will be tasked to elect the new President of the SBC. This is a significant responsibility, one that we at B21 and thousands of Southern Baptists take seriously. So, in an attempt to facilitate all of us becoming more informed voters, B21 has sent […]

Interview with SBC Presidential Candidates: Part Two, Steve Gaines

 At the fast-approaching SBC in St. Louis messengers from our Southern Baptist churches will be tasked to elect the new President of the SBC. This is a significant responsibility, one that we at B21 and thousands of Southern Baptists take seriously. So, in an attempt to facilitate all of us becoming more informed voters, B21 has sent […]

Interview with SBC Presidential Candidates: Part One, David Crosby

At the fast-approaching SBC in St. Louis messengers from our Southern Baptist churches will be tasked to elect the new President of the SBC. This is a significant responsibility, one that we at B21 and thousands of Southern Baptists take seriously. So, in an attempt to facilitate all of us becoming more informed voters, B21 has sent […]

State Baptist Editors and This Week’s Fake SBC Controversy

Recently a hilarious website called the BabylonBee has taken the evangelical world by storm. It is a parody site that shares poignantly funny (and fake) new stories that often hit close to evangelical stereotypes. Some of my personal favorites so far have been: “John Piper Gently Informs David Platt that Everyone Knows about Secret Church,” […]

Greear’s Nomination

It was announced last week that JD Greear, the Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh/Durham, NC, will be nominated for President of the Southern Baptist Convention by Jimmy Scroggins, the Pastor of Family Church in south Florida. We are extremely excited that JD will be nominated for President, and we are also excited to […]

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