One-on-One with Ken Hemphill

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 with people from new birth …

A Conversation with Ronnie Floyd

  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.  

James Merritt’s Reflections on the SBC 2016

The SBC in St. Louis offered many pivotal moments in the life of our convention that will not soon be forgotten. (If you haven’t already, see James Merritt’s amendment concerning the resolution on the Confederate flag and Dr. Moore’s defense of the religious liberty of Muslims and all faith groups) In the coming days we at B21 will be running a series of posts featuring …

Ted Traylor’s Reflections on the SBC 2016

  The SBC in St. Louis offered many pivotal moments in the life of our convention that will not soon be forgotten. (If you haven’t already, see James Merritt’s amendment concerning the resolution on the Confederate flag and Dr. Moore’s defense of the religious liberty of Muslims and all faith groups) In the coming days we at B21 will be running a series of posts …

Dr. Russell Moore, Muslims and Religious Liberty at the SBC 2016

The SBC 2016 in St. Louis brought many memorable moments. One of which came when Dr. Russell Moore, President of the ERLC–the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention–fielded a question on “how in the world” Baptists could support the religious freedom of Muslims to build mosques in the US. A sad reality of the SBC is that our convention carries in …

B21 Interview with J.D. Greear

Today was an unprecedented day at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). As we were about to head to a 3rd ballot to determine who would be the next President of the SBC, one of the candidates (J.D. Greear) withdrew from the election (View Video of that here) and then asked the convention to vote in Steve Gaines by vote …

Interview with SBC Presidential Candidates: Part Three, J.D. Greear

At the fast-approaching SBC in St. Louis messengers from our Southern Baptist churches will be tasked to elect the new President of the SBC. This is a significant responsibility, one that we at B21 and thousands of Southern Baptists take seriously. So, in an attempt to facilitate all of us becoming more informed voters, B21 has sent a list of questions to …

Interview with SBC Presidential Candidates: Part Two, Steve Gaines

 At the fast-approaching SBC in St. Louis messengers from our Southern Baptist churches will be tasked to elect the new President of the SBC. This is a significant responsibility, one that we at B21 and thousands of Southern Baptists take seriously. So, in an attempt to facilitate all of us becoming more informed voters, B21 has sent a list of questions to …