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,” “Animal Control Corrals Cage-Stage Calvinist …

Baptist21, USA Today, and Politics

Recently, B21 leaders were interviewed about several issues surrounding the church and politics. Jon Akin and Jed Coppenger were interviewed in the Tennessean in an article entitled “Keep Church, Political Parties Separate, Baptist Group Urges” that was also picked up by USA Today In addition, Nate Akin was interviewed on Steve Noble’s podcast “Called2Action” in an interview entitled, “The Theology …

B21 Panel SBC 2015 (Video)

Video of this year’s SBC B21 Panel in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s panel featured Danny Akin, H.B. Charles, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, and David Platt. Some of the topics addressed: Sexuality and Marriage Gender Racial Tensions Cooperative Missions IMB Policies And More… B21 Panel – SBC 2015 from Baptist21 on Vimeo.

CP Giving Rises in 50/50 States

B21 loves the CP because it allows the churches of the SBC to pool their money and send almost 5000 missionaries to the most unreached peoples of the world, plant thousands of churches in the strategic cities of North America, scholarship nearly 17,000 seminary students being trained for ministry by world-class faculties, and much more. Because of this, we are really …

New Book Announcement: “Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down”

B21 is thankful for the ministry of our friend Tony Merida and want to give you a heads up about his newest book set to release in January. Check out below how to pre-order a copy.  Hello World, Well, the ordinary cat is out of the bag. In January 2015, my new book, Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down, will be …

Guest Post: #Ferguson and the Cross by Derwin Gray

B21 Posts this blog with the permission of Pastor Derwin Gray, pastor of Transformation Church. In August, Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white policeman, in Ferguson, Missouri. Tonight, we learned that the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson on any charges related to the event. In the months since the …

Why I am Thankful for Older and Younger SBC Conservatives

B21 is grateful to post a guest blog from Pastor David Prince. Prince is the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and is also an Assistant Professor for Christian Preaching at Southern Seminary. This piece was originally posted at his website Prince on Preaching and has been reposted with his permission. “General William Tecumseh Sherman got …