By Jessica Burke When Rosaria Butterfield was first invited by Pastor Ken Smith to dinner at his house over twenty years ago, she was antagonistic towards the gospel. She was a tenured dean at Syracuse University immersed in a feminist, lesbian community. She hated Christians like Ken and his wife Floy and only accepted his […]
Does Jesus give Christians the authority to handle criminal offenses and accusations in the church without going to the governing authorities?
Baptist21 would like to feature a key event coming up from one of our strategic partners that we think is well worth your time. On October 15th through the 17th, the Pillar Church Planting Network will host their premier, annual event: the Unite Conference, near Raleigh, NC. While Unite 2019 will cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to […]
Baptist 21 loves seeing new believers baptized. That’s why we are excited for the push by SBC President J.D. Greear and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention to see believers baptized on September 8th! (They are both encouraging the use of the hashtags #FilltheTank and #BaptismSunday for those participating and here are further resources). […]
This is not just a problem “out there” in the culture. It has impacted people in our pews and people we are trying to reach with the gospel.
Is Saving For Retirement Biblical? Why Saving for Tomorrow Isn’t About a Lack of Faith Today by Greg Love Working alongside pastors and ministry partners over the years, I’ve noticed that the concept of retirement—especially in the most formal sense of the word —can at times carry a negative connotation. And I understand why. For most, ministry […]
By Matt Rogers We want to be a church that is an aircraft carrier to the nations. That is, we want our church to be a runway for sent ones. I’ve cast this vision hundreds of times in the life of our ten-year-old church in Greenville, South Carolina. By virtue of our location, we have […]
By Julie Simmons Picture the scene – you are driving your shiny, new car past well-manicured lawns on a bright, sunny day. You and your well-dressed friends are laughing at a clever joke. All of you are perfectly happy, without a care in the world. The commercials would make you think it is all because of your new […]
Baptist21 is excited to announce a two-year partnership with the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. IJM rescues slaves, works with police to throw slave owners in jail, and work to put the slave trade out of business. IJM has rescued more than 49,000 people […]
By Jessica Burke Jackie Hill Perry has a story to tell. In high school, she had her first girlfriend. Two years later, she was living openly as the stud in a steady lesbian relationship. Her book, Gay Girl, Good God, tells about that part of her life and how God called her to Him. Over ten years […]