21 Days to Childlike Prayer

BY JED COPPENGER Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He was known as the “Prince of Preachers.” If you’ve ever read one of his many available sermons from the 1800s, then you can understand why so many are still impressed with his preaching ministry.  But it was prayer that Spurgeon believed gave his …

Towards Healthier Disagreements

By Jed Coppenger When the biblical idea of “unity and diversity” becomes a reality amongst Christians, most figure out that it is a lot messier than it sounds. There’s enough sin present amongst believers to make unity impossible, apart from a massive influx of heart-transforming grace.  One of the temptations in the midst of the friction is either to be, …

Why Hope is Essential to Healthy Ministry

HOW TO TREAT SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION IN MINISTRY? By Andrew Davis Spiritual Depression Temporary fits of spiritual depression have engulfed some of the choicest servants of the Lord throughout church history. It is amazing to read the list of those who confessed to feeling dark despair crowd into their souls at critical moments: Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Adoniram Judson, …

Seven Ways to Practice Financial Stewardship in Your Health Plan: Smart spending can keep your health care from costing an arm and a leg.

By Scott CharbonneauManaging Director of Insurance SolutionsGuideStone As a pastor, you most likely preach on biblical stewardship from the pulpit and also practice it within your personal budget. With costs rising on everything from food to gas, every penny counts as you seek to honor the Lord with your finances. It pays to shop smart — especially when it comes to …

B21 Podcast: Discussions on the Recent EC Meetings

In this episode of the B21 Podcast, we have an in-depth discussion with pastors, Jay Adkins, Ben Wright, and Adam Wyatt, in relation to the 9/21/21 SBC Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, and potential outcomes. A week after the EC meeting on the 21st, on September 28th, another meeting was hosted for the EC via Zoom. Below, we have a …

B21 Podcast with Eric Bancroft

Church planter and pastor, Eric Bancroft, who serves at Grace Church Miami, recently joined us for a 2-part discussion on our podcast. During our time with Eric, we covered his testimony, why he’s a Baptist, encouragements & concerns in the SBC, tips he’s learned on meaningful membership, and much more! Click here to listen: New episodes of our podcast go …

From the Son of a Baptist Preacher: How Church Plans and Housing Allowance Work in Your Favor as a Pastor

Follow Our Lead on Church Plans for Your Retirement Needs By Stephen Osborne, Senior Relationship Manager in Retirement Solutions Ministers and ministries are unique — both in mission and in operations. As a minister, you received an inspirational calling from God and most likely pursued theological training to prepare for your vocation. But did your seminary offer you a class …

B21 Podcast with Matt Smethurst

In this episode of our B21 Podcast, we interview Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, a church planter, and author of a new book for 9Marks on Deacons. In part 1, we get to know Matt better and discuss some of the key questions relating to the diaconate and healthy ecclesiology. In part 2, we discuss church planting …

Southern Baptist Fundamentalism Then and Now

By Nathan Finn For fifteen years, I’ve been a church historian who has taught courses on topics such as Baptist History, Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, and American Religious History. For my PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, I wrote a dissertation titled “The Development of Baptist Fundamentalism in the South, 1940-1980.” Though I never published the dissertation, I have written several …

Baptist21’s Guide to SBC 2021

B21 has you covered for all things Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville.  B21’s Guide to the Annual Meeting Program – Check out B21’s commentary on the SBC program including highlights of when to be in the room, explanations of motions/resolutions/business, and more B21 Leadership Podcast Previewing the SBC – In this podcast, Nate Akin, Jed Coppenger, and Ronnie …