IJM Justice Series (Part Four)

IJM Justice Series (Part Four) This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). Today’s post is written by Leo Ackon, part of the field office staff in Ghana. In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a …

WATCH: 6 Pastors Share Personal Stories of Religious Freedom Challenge

WATCH: 6 Pastors Share Personal Stories of Religious Freedom Challenge A Word From the Alliance Defending Freedom With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal issues of today and tomorrow. …

IJM Justice Series (Part Three)

  IJM Justice Series (Part Three) by Collin Bullard This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist 21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). May these posts serve as an encouragement to you and your congregant as you deepen your commitment to ending slavery. I had preached on justice in the past, but this particular Sunday it …

IJM Justice Series (Part Two)

  The Redemptive Chain Jim Martin This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist 21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). May these posts serve as an encouragement to you and your congregant as you deepen your commitment to ending slavery. There is nothing that lies beyond the redemptive reach of God. Let that wash over you. This …

IJM Justice Series (Part One)

This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). May these posts serve as an encouragement to you and your congregant as you deepen your commitment to ending slavery. I first heard of IJM the summer before I started law school. A friend gave me a copy of Gary Haugen’s book, The …

Why I Am Voting Ken Hemphill For SBC President

Why I Am Voting Ken Hemphill For SBC President by Brad Graves Brad Graves is the Senior Pastor at Ada First Baptist Church. Brad received his education at the University of Arkansas and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  To hear more from him, follow him on Twitter at @BradleyGraves Next week, we will gather as an extended family for our SBC annual meeting. My …

A New Day In Dallas: Why J. D. Greear Is The Right Man For the Job

A New Day In Dallas by Spence Shelton Spence Shelton is the founding pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, NC.  Spence served as the pastor of small groups and spiritual formation at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham for 10 years before being sent out by The Summit to plant Mercy Church.  He is the co-author of The People of God and has …

Ken Hemphill: A Gift To Southern Baptists At The Right Time

Ken Hemphill: A Gift To Southern Baptists At The Right Time By Brad Jurkovich Brad Jurkovich is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. First Bossier is a multigenerational ministry committed to reaching every person, every family so they can experience Christ in every way. He received his M. Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and …

Why I Still Support J. D. Greear for SBC President

Why I Still Support J. D. Greear for SBC President by Bill Curtis I was thrilled when I heard that Dr. J. D. Greear was going to be nominated for SBC President two years ago in St. Louis, MO. By now, most Southern Baptists know the story of Greear’s willingness to withdraw his name from nomination for the sake of unity …