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The R-A-C-E Is On: What to Do When Your Church Encounters a Wintertime Claim

BY GREG LOVE There’s something about the Christmas season that makes us want to view our cup of coffee as half full, not half empty. This time of year has us overflowing with thankfulness and optimism!  However, in the delight and busyness of the holiday season, don’t allow your church to become distracted from managing […]

Making a Christian college Christian

A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SHOULD MOBILIZE ITS CURRICULUM, FACULTY, AND PROGRAMMING TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP THE SKILL OF THINKING CRITICALLY ACCORDING TO GOD’S REVELATION. By  Matthew J. Hall What should you look for in a Christian college? Common sense suggests you should know what kind of person you are, or aspire to be, and look for the […]

Is a Medical Sharing Plan a Smart Alternative to Medical Coverage?

Is a Medical Sharing Plan a Smart Alternative to Medical Coverage? At this time of year, we are enjoying cooler weather, fall color in the trees, football games and pumpkin spice everything. If you are the individual at your ministry who oversees employee benefits, you may be sipping that pumpkin spice latte while poring over […]

3 Questions for a Stronger Culture of Multigenerational Generosity

Let’s start with some great news: Generosity is thriving across all generations. Perhaps that feels like an inconsistent statement when you look at the reality that less than 10% of younger generations (Gen Z and Millennials) would say they most frequently choose to be generous through monetary giving. Beyond younger generations, the numbers are not […]

Kanye West’s Sunday Services

            Social media chatter has revealed mixed reactions to the Sunday services rap megastar Kanye West is holding. West professed saving faith in Jesus Christ, and for the past year or so, he has been hosting servicesto be “a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care […]

Top 5 FAQs Regarding Minister’s Housing Allowance

Top 5 FAQs Regarding Minister’s Housing Allowance  What the Recent Court Victory Means for You by Greg Love It’s everyone’s favorite topic —taxes! That’s right! Today we’re talking about minister’s housing allowance —where it stands today, how we got here and what it means for you.  In a handful of cases heard in the early 2010s, the […]

An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield

By Jessica Burke When Rosaria Butterfield was first invited by Pastor Ken Smith to dinner at his house over twenty years ago, she was antagonistic towards the gospel. She was a tenured dean at Syracuse University immersed in a feminist, lesbian community. She hated Christians like Ken and his wife Floy and only accepted his […]

Unite 2019

Baptist21 would like to feature a key event coming up from one of our strategic partners that we think is well worth your time. On October 15th through the 17th, the Pillar Church Planting Network will host their premier, annual event: the Unite Conference, near Raleigh, NC.  While Unite 2019 will cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to […]

Is Saving For Retirement Biblical?

Is Saving For Retirement Biblical? Why Saving for Tomorrow Isn’t About a Lack of Faith Today  by Greg Love Working alongside pastors and ministry partners over the years, I’ve noticed that the concept of retirement—especially in the most formal sense of the word —can at times carry a negative connotation.  And I understand why. For most, ministry […]

AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE NATIONS: Becoming a Runway for Sent Ones

By Matt Rogers We want to be a church that is an aircraft carrier to the nations. That is, we want our church to be a runway for sent ones. I’ve cast this vision hundreds of times in the life of our ten-year-old church in Greenville, South Carolina. By virtue of our location, we have […]

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