21 Days to Childlike Prayer

BY JED COPPENGER Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He was known as the “Prince of Preachers.” If you’ve ever read one of his many available sermons from the 1800s, then you can understand why so many are still impressed with his preaching ministry.  But it was prayer that Spurgeon believed gave his …

Towards Healthier Disagreements

By Jed Coppenger When the biblical idea of “unity and diversity” becomes a reality amongst Christians, most figure out that it is a lot messier than it sounds. There’s enough sin present amongst believers to make unity impossible, apart from a massive influx of heart-transforming grace.  One of the temptations in the midst of the friction is either to be, …

Why Hope is Essential to Healthy Ministry

HOW TO TREAT SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION IN MINISTRY? By Andrew Davis Spiritual Depression Temporary fits of spiritual depression have engulfed some of the choicest servants of the Lord throughout church history. It is amazing to read the list of those who confessed to feeling dark despair crowd into their souls at critical moments: Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Adoniram Judson, …

B21 Podcast with Andrew Walker

Join us for a two-part episode with Dr. Andrew Walker, Ethics Professor at the Southern Baptist Theology Seminary. Prior to academia, Dr. Walker served at the ERLC and has written on various topics such as human dignity, politics, transgenderism, and marriage. In our two part discussion, we cover a wide range of issues, including: Christian nationalism, public witness, societal change, …

B21 Podcast – Update & Discussion on Daniel

The B21 Podcast is back for a new year of content! In this first episode, our host, Nate Akin, provides an overview of where we hope to go in 2021. We also include a special guest segment from the Christ-Centered & Clear podcast – a helpful resource for those that desire to read the Bible in a Christ-centered fashion. New …

A Tribute to an Ordinary Lay-Pastor

By Alex DiPrima Last year, I read D.A. Carson’s excellent little tribute to his father titled, Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor. I am writing this article in the spirit of that book. Thus I have given it the title, A Tribute to an Ordinary Lay-Pastor. Bob Prentice (1957-2020) is a name few will recognize, yet I am confident that on the Last …

10 Helpful Quotes on the Incarnation

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery – Hebrews 2:14 Christ who in eternity rested motherless upon the Father’s bosom …

Social Distance from 2020 with 7 Year-End Financial Moves: Good news — 2021 is almost here

By Angela McClain, Personal Financial Advisor at GuideStone 2020 has been a wild ride. And as we’ve talked about volatile financial markets, social distancing and the election cycle, “living through unprecedented times” has been crowned the cliché catchphrase of the year. Although with varying degrees of loss, COVID-19 left no one unaffected. But we made it work. Pastors preached to parking lot …

6 Ways Pastors Can Combat Holiday Stress and Keep a Joyful (and Healthy) Heart

By Scott Charbonneau, Managing Director of Insurance Solutions, GuideStone It’s almost here. The fourth Thursday of November is the traditional kickoff to five fun and frantic weeks of holiday celebrations. As Christians, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the arrival of the new year are annual opportunities for us to count our blessings, celebrate our Savior and look to the future with hope.  …