Vital Conference

Baptist21 is excited about the “Vital” Conference to be held in Greenville, NC on May 13. PlantNC is hosting the event.  Baptist21 will be at this event and B21 Contributor Nathan Akin will take part in the panel discussion at the conclusion of the event. Take some time to learn more about this church planting network that could in many …

Thoughts from an IMB Missionary about Restructuring for Gospel-Centered Ministry

By: Marcus DeWare (pseudonym of a Guest Blogger who is a missionary in a high-security area) I recently returned from an annual meeting of IMB colleagues.  Serving on the field sometimes requires families and individuals to be isolated from co-workers.  This annual meeting is a great time to congregate with co-laborers to worship God, encourage one another in our work, …

Final SBC Reflection Interview (Scott Wilson): Impressions from a First Time Attendee to the SBC

This series has focused on the reflections of those that attended the annual Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Those that have graciously given of their time to help us reflect on the SBC have been: Jarrett Stephens (Associate Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church and a speaker for the GCR Task Force Motion) Aaron Coe (Pastor of the Gallery Church, …

Post from Timmy Brister’s Blog: Why Are You Hopeful about the SBC?

Timmy Brister has posted a video of several young Southern Baptists speaking to the question,“Why are you hopeful, or, what do you find encouraging right now about the SBC?” Two of those featured are Baptist21 Contributors (Nathan Akin and Jed Coppenger). Check out what some younger Southern Baptists are saying about the SBC and some concluding statments from Dr. David …

Third Generation Conservatives in the Southern Baptist Convention, Part 1

Guest Blog by Steven A. McKinion He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught Theology, Church History, Hermeneutics, and Historcial Theology classes at Southeastern Seminary. Dr. McKinion’s area of specialization is Patristic Theology. He holds the following degrees: B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Mobile; Ph.D., King’s College, University of …

The New Look of Baptist21.com

Tomorrow we will begin back with regular posts and podcasts, this will include either a podcast interview with Acts29 Pastor Aaron Coe or the 2nd part of the interview with Reid and Liederbach. Our Purpose: “Baptist 21 seeks to 1) express appreciation for the godly men and women who have ministered before us, 2) engage the world with the gospel …

Baptist21 Podcast: Interview with the Authors of “The Convergent Church: Missional Worship in an Emerging Culture”

Baptist21 had the honor of sitting down with Dr. Mark Liederbach and Dr. Alvin Reid to discuss their new book “The Convergent Church.”Dr. Mark Liederbach, a man who grew up Roman Catholic, is an ethics professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who received degrees from James Madison University, Denver Seminary, and a Ph.D from the University of Virginia. He is …