Four Ways You Can Participate in Mission:Dignity Sunday Help Provide Peace to Retired Ministers and Widows During COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Aaron Meraz “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).  2020 has had what feels to be more than its share of trouble. Through Christ, though, we are able to view suffering and affliction as opportunities for increased gospel advancement and grace giving.  Here at GuideStone’s Mission:Dignity® ministry, we have the opportunity …

Why Should We Remain in the SBC?

By Jonathan Woodyard The departure of well-known Christians and churches from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) tends to make the headlines. Recently a prominent pastor, one from whom I have benefited personally, led his church to leave voluntary cooperation with the SBC.  There are legitimate concerns with the state of our convention. The SBC is declining numerically, and baptisms are down. The reasons for the …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Church Discipline

By Dr. Josh Wredberg PODCASTS: ARTICLE:             What comes to your mind when you hear the words church discipline? Maybe you picture a scene from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter of Hester Prynne slinking down the sidewalks with a large, red “A” embroidered on her chest. Or maybe you envision the torture and death that was part of the Inquisition centuries ago. Many of the …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Congregationalism Podcast – Part II

“Congregationalism doesn’t mean we have town hall meetings where everyone gets to share their opinion on everything.” Hear what healthy congregationalism actually looks like in part 2 of our B21 Podcast featuring Pastor Dave Russell from Oakhurst Baptist in Charlotte, NC. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Baptist happenings and doctrinal discussions by SUBSCRIBING to the B21 Podcast. Available at iTunes, Spotify, …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Congregationalism

By Dave Russell B21 Podcast on Congregationalism with Dave Russell – Part I “Do Baptist churches have any accountability?” This is a question I have been asked on a number of occasions by pastors who serve in other denominations. The Baptist distinctive of congregationalism answers this question. God has provided accountability for every local church through the congregation itself.  While …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Believer’s Baptism Podcast Part II

Hear part II of our podcast with Pastor Clint Darst exploring believer’s baptism and the local church. This segment is a part of our greater series on Being Baptist in the 21st Century, where we take a deep dive into understanding the historic Baptist distinctives that are so vital to healthy churches. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Baptist happenings …

B21 Podcast: with Isaac Adams from United? We Pray

How do Christians help foster racial reconciliation in our nation? This is one of the most pressing queries for believers today. In our most recent episode, Nate discusses this topic and many others with Isaac Adams, Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington, DC, and leader of an organization called United? We Pray. The goal of United? We Pray …

B21 Virtual Panel – Tomorrow at 1PM EST

Join us Tuesday, June 9th, at 1PM EST for the 2020 B21 Virtual Panel! This event is free and open to all. To view the livestream, visit our homepage at www.baptist21.com or click the button below to watch at our YouTube channel. This year’s panel features two main sessions. The first session is hosted by B21’s Nate Akin and will …

The Gathering Storm: the Latest Book from Dr. Al Mohler

Listen to the B21 Podcast featuring Dr. Mohler discussing his timely, newest work, The Gathering Storm. This article is an excerpt from the introduction of Dr. Mohler’s newest book, The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church. For more information, click here. To order a copy of the book, click here. Since I was in the eighth grade, Winston Churchill has been a …

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 …