George Floyd, A Time to Kill, and Me

By Nate Akin Note on this post: I wrote most of this in bed yesterday at 5am.  I woke up this morning fighting back tears and experiencing deep grief. I was upset and shaken on Tuesday night by the killing of George Floyd, but I had not been undone in some of the ways I have been with past tragedies of this …

Submit a Question for the B21 Virtual Panel on the Future of the SBC

One of our aims at Baptist21 is to help provide a voice for Southern Baptists. For our upcoming Virtual Panel, on June 9th, 1-3PM EST, we would love to hear your suggested questions for our panelists. As a quick refresher, we’re offering two sessions during this year’s panel, one for Entity Heads, beginning at 1PM, and another for Lead Pastors …

On Critics and the SBC

By Josh Wester The advent of social media has changed our lives in innumerable ways. For Southern Baptists, the rise of platforms like Facebook and Twitter has fundamentally changed how we relate to one another, and to a large extent, meaningfully altered our experience as members of America’s largest Protestant denomination. The ability to communicate instantly online has widened our …

Pastors, Keep Fighting the Good Fight

By Clint Darst Do you ever feel weary from the battle of Christian ministry in this broken world? Think of the last few weeks: a global pandemic, extreme isolation, escalating counseling concerns, #AhmaudArbery, another beloved pastor’s death, and on top of all that the daily pressures of the church. Seasons like this remind me of why the Apostle Paul exhorted …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Believer’s Baptism Article & Podcast

By Clint Darst Listen to the B21 Podcast on Believer’s Baptism, featuring Pastor Clint Darst. Also, be sure to read the article below on this same topic.    “Clint, you need to decide who you believe the church is. Do you think God has designed the church to be a mixed group of believers and non-believers, or do you think he …

B21 Virtual Panel on the Future of the SBC

Join us Tuesday, June 9th, from 1-3 pm est., for our Baptist21 Virtual Panel on the Future of the SBC. For this year’s panel, given our digital format, we are able to offer two panels in one, all for FREE! 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – SBC Entity Leaders – Albert Mohler, Ronnie Floyd, Danny Akin, Kevin Smith, Jason Allen, and more.  2:00 – …

B21 Podcast: Interview with Jimmy Scroggins

In this episode, we discuss how COVID-19 has affected our country, communities, and the local church with Pastor Jimmy Scroggins of Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Baptist happenings and doctrinal discussions by SUBSCRIBING to the B21 Podcast. Available at iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

Unburdened: New Book by Vance Pitman

Longtime friend of Baptist21, Vance Pitman, recently released a book called Unburdened: Stop Living For Jesus So Jesus Can Live Through. We actually had the opportunity to discuss this new work with Vance, via our podcast, earlier in 2020. As a gift to our readers, Vance is offering a significant discount code if you purchase the book from the publisher. …

B21 Podcast: Regenerate Church Membership Part 2

Hear B21’s Nate Akin & Pastor Nathan Rose continue their discussion from last week in part 2 of our podcast on Regenerate Church Membership. This content is an auxiliary of our Being Baptist in the 21st Century series which focuses on exploring what it means to be a Baptist in our current context. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Baptist happenings and …

Family Under Pressure – FREE Online Event – May 12th

Join Us – May 12th from 8-9PM for a FREE webinar with Dr. Danny Akin and Dr. Mark Liederbach from Southeastern Seminary. Together, with their wives (Charlotte Akin & Harriette Liederbach), they will explore pertinent issues related to leading marriages and families during difficult days, such as our current pandemic. The format will include questions fielded by our host, Baptist21’s Nate Akin, …