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 …

B21 Podcast With Albert Mohler

Earlier this month, we interviewed Dr. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, to discuss his running for the SBC Presidency. Dr. Mohler was the fourth and final candidate we interviewed for our podcast. During this 2-part interview, we covered a lot of ground including Dr. Mohler’s background, complementarianism, CRT, Christian Nationalism, Dr. Mohler’s decision …

Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention Inaugural Conference

Baptist21 is thankful to be a sponsor for this upcoming conference: Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP) has assembled some of the top experts in child protection for their inaugural conference designed to help ministry leaders prevent abuse. Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual, this one-day conference will be held at Nashville First Baptist Church on June 17 following the SBC annual meeting …

Worthy of Double Honor: Join Us in Honoring Mission:Dignity Recipients This Summer

By Dr. Aaron Meraz, Director of Mission:Dignity at GuideStone Having pastored and shepherded young pastors, I am reminded often of the faithful servants who led my own family, friends and even me to Christ. These ministers and their wives dedicated most of their lives to churches that could not contribute to their retirement savings, but they kept serving anyway. After …

B21 Virtual Prayer Meeting for the SBC Annual Meeting

B21 invites all Southern Baptists to set aside June 1st as a day of prayer for our upcoming annual meeting. To coincide with this day, there will be a virtual prayer meeting beginning at 2pm EST led by various Southern Baptist leaders. Although we are in contentious times, the Lord is still doing much through Southern Baptists for the propagation …

B21 Podcast with Mike Stone

Last month, we were able to connect with Pastor Mike Stone, SBC Presidential Candidate, to interview him for our podcast. During our conversation with Pastor Stone, we discussed a wide breadth of topics such as his reasons for running for president, who was nominating him, his involvement with the Conservative Baptist Network, where he hopes to see Southern Baptists go …

5 Ways to Make Southern Baptist Life Better

By Jed Coppenger The SBC has problems. Lots of them. If you’ve been around the SBC very long, that’s not a surprising statement. What is unique about our current situation is the nature of the topics around which we disagree—race, politics, women in ministry, handling abuse—and the intensity with which we disagree. People don’t just disagree with each other; they demonize their …

B21 Podcast with Ed Litton

As a voice for Southern Baptists, one of our goals for this current season is to interview all 4 SBC Presidential Candidates prior to the annual meeting later this June. In our first interview, we sat down with Dr. Litton to hear why he is running for SBC President, what he hopes to accomplish if elected, along with more information …