How Can a Survivor Thrive After Sexual Abuse? by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg Abuse has, tragically, been a part of the story of more people than we dared imagine. And the devastating truth is that much of this abuse has happened within the church, by those who proclaim God’s name. Jenn Greenberg is one of those […]
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 […]
By Jessica Burke Jackie Hill Perry has a story to tell. In high school, she had her first girlfriend. Two years later, she was living openly as the stud in a steady lesbian relationship. Her book, Gay Girl, Good God, tells about that part of her life and how God called her to Him. Over ten years […]
Below is the video from our recent discussion with Pastor Matt Chandler from the Village Church. This interview was originally given at the conclusion of our B21 Panel at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL. For further context, Pastor Matt was responding to allegations of mishandling an abuse situation at his church, first […]
Dr. Andy Davis is an author, professor, and founder of Two Journeys Ministry–an organization helping pastors in their personal sanctification and gospel advancement. He’s also the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Durham, NC, a congregation he took through a major revitalization process, some years ago. Baptist21’s Nate Akin sat down with Dr. Davis for […]
Recently, we asked Dr. J. D. Greear to comment on pastoral ministry, baptist life, and the future of the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership. What do you love most about pastoring? I know it sounds cliche, but I genuinely love seeing people’s lives transformed through the gospel. I love getting letters like I did […]
Recently, we asked Dr. Ken Hemphill to comment on pastoral ministry, baptist life, and the future of the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership. What do you miss most about pastoring? I miss most everything about it. I think the call to pastor the local church is a great privilege. I miss the continual interaction […]
Recently B21’s own Ronnie Parrott sat down with Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the pastor at Cross Church and the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, to talk about the highlights of his presidency, the 2016 convention, and uniting the generations within the SBC.
At this year’s SBC in St. Louis B21’s own Jon Akin moderated a few panel discussions at the Cooperative Program booth, talking about pressing issues with key leaders in the SBC. In the first of these discussions he sat down with J. D. Greear and Jimmy Scroggins to talk about the future of the SBC.
The SBC in St. Louis offered many pivotal moments in the life of our convention that will not soon be forgotten. Quite possibly the foremost was the neck-and-neck presidential election between Steve Gaines and J. D. Greear. The election warranted an almost unprecedented third ballot, after the first two did not end in a simple majority […]