Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Church Discipline

By Dr. Josh Wredberg PODCASTS: ARTICLE:             What comes to your mind when you hear the words church discipline? Maybe you picture a scene from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter of Hester Prynne slinking down the sidewalks with a large, red “A” embroidered on her chest. Or maybe you envision the torture and death that was part of the Inquisition centuries ago. Many of the …

The Gathering Storm: the Latest Book from Dr. Al Mohler

Listen to the B21 Podcast featuring Dr. Mohler discussing his timely, newest work, The Gathering Storm. This article is an excerpt from the introduction of Dr. Mohler’s newest book, The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church. For more information, click here. To order a copy of the book, click here. Since I was in the eighth grade, Winston Churchill has been a …

On Critics and the SBC

By Josh Wester The advent of social media has changed our lives in innumerable ways. For Southern Baptists, the rise of platforms like Facebook and Twitter has fundamentally changed how we relate to one another, and to a large extent, meaningfully altered our experience as members of America’s largest Protestant denomination. The ability to communicate instantly online has widened our …

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, …

Timothy + Barnabas Institute

Timothy+Barnabas Institute is a new coaching resource for pastors. Join cohorts of other ministers to be mentored by more-experienced pastors as you navigate life in ministry. The two-year training includes: Four in-person conferences at NAMB headquarters in Alpharetta Monthly conference calls with your coach Books, articles and resources to work through in between meetings There are two tracks—one for pastors 45 and under …

Song Selection At Multiethnic Churches

By Jonathan Solomon             Until January 2018, the only church cultures that I knew were the Church Of God In Christ and the United Holy Churches of America Inc. I believed that worship had everything to do with how you physically respond to the lyrics, the Bible, and the testimonies of your brothers and sisters. We danced, sang, shouted, and some …

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well The Report “Caring Well” a Report from the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group Earlier this month, the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group released their findings in a 52 page report.  Download it here: https://caringwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SBC-Caring-Well-Report-June-2019.pdf “Top Ten Takeaways from Report” Phillip Bethancourt highlights ten key observations from the Caring Well report. https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/top-10-takeaways-from-the-sexual-abuse-advisory-group-report The Response “Six Ways …

Harnessing the Power of Experience

Harnessing the Power of Experience by Lyla Curtis “Life is a classroom. Only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.” Zig Ziglar’s words continue to ring true. No matter what your age, gender, or learning style, we can all agree that learning and growing is an indicator of life, while refusing …

Taking Training to the Next Level

Taking Training to the Next Level with Ministry Grid by Stuart Owens One of the biggest challenges we face as a church is how to train our people. We believe strongly that our role as pastors is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry,” but we’ve found it increasingly difficult to get the saints in front of …