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, …

B21 Podcast: Regenerate Church Membership Part I

Dive deeper with us as we continue to explore Regenerate Church Membership with Pastor Nathan Rose in our latest B21 Podcast episode. As an auxiliary resource to our Being Baptist in the 21st Century series, we’ve recorded podcasts with several of our series authors. These podcasts will follow the initial blog post, dovetailing to the key points made in each …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Regenerate Church Membership

BY NATHAN ROSE When I became the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in March of 2012, our average Sunday morning worship attendance hovered around 120. However, our membership rolls recorded a total of 654 members! This meant over 80% of our congregation had not participated in the life of the church for at least a year. One of my first …

Paul and COVID

I love Sundays. I love the anticipation that starts on Saturday night when all my children bathe and lay out their clothes before they go to sleep. I love seeing friends we haven’t seen all week and how much my church family enjoys each other. I love the liturgy of worship and hearing God’s word proclaimed. I love taking the …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Distinctives Podcast with Dr. Finn

In the second part of our interview with provost and historian, Dr. Nathan Finn, we continue discussing Baptist distinctives and contemporary issues surrounding them. Click here to listen the first installment of this podcast featuring Dr. Finn and B21’s Nate Akin. For future content critical to Southern Baptists, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to us at iTunes, Spotify or Google. You …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Series Introduction

By Nate Akin What does it mean to be Baptist? It’s a good question to revisit even though it’s been answered. We often assume our convictions, especially if we’ve grown up with them. We need to make sure our convictions align with the New Testament and God’s ideas for ordering His church. We are Baptists because we believe Baptist theology most …

Why Should We Support Baptist Journalism?

By Seth Brown, Biblical Recorder Journalism plays a key role in Southern Baptist life. Yet, like most secular press outlets today, our news agencies appear to be caught in a struggle for relevance.  Do Southern Baptists believe reliable information and inspiring stories add any value to our partnerships and missions efforts? That’s the question we must answer. Many people in …

B21 Podcast: COVID-19 and the Cancellation of SBC 2020 with Dr. Ronnie Floyd

In this episode of the B21 Podcast, we discuss with Dr. Ronnie Floyd how the decision to cancel SBC 2020 was made, the implications of it for SBC business and decision making, and 2 potential amendments to the SBC Constitution from last year’s Annual Meeting. We also covered claims that our officers constitutionally should not serve another year, Vision 2025, and …

The Pillar Network Discusses COVID-19

One of B21’s partner organizations, the Pillar Church Planting Network, recently hosted a Zoom conversation with around 50 SBC pastors on how they’re addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Beyond exploring some practical approaches, much of this talk focused on the theological/ecclesiological reasons for engaging certain practices as well as encouragement towards personal soul care. Dr. Matt Rogers, a church planter, missiologist, …

B21 Podcast: Interview with JD Greear on the Cancellation of SBC 2020

Earlier this week, the news broke that the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in Orlando had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Such an alteration to the functioning of our convention naturally raises a number of questions for Southern Baptists. To help address such inquiries, SBC President, JD Greear, joined B21’s Nate Akin for the latest episode of the Baptist21 …