Sexual Abuse and the Future of the SBC

Nearly three weeks ago, news broke that a large-scale investigation had been undertaken by the Houston Chronicle outlining twenty years of more than seven hundred sexual abuse claims across Southern Baptist churches. This news has hit the SBC hard. It has revealed a weak and pathetic approach to handling cases of sexual abuse on the part […]

B21 Panel at Unite 2018 – The State of the SBC

On October 16th, in Raleigh, NC, Baptist21 hosted a special panel during the Pillar Network‘s annual Unite Conference. This panel was led by Nate Akin, featuring pastor and seminary professor, Dwayne Milioni, church planter, Chul Yoo, and SEBTS president, Danny Akin. A spectrum of topics was addressed during this session, but the general focus returned […]

Celebrating 25 Years With Dr. Mohler

Celebrating 25 Years With Dr. Mohler Baptist21 is thankful for Dr. Mohler’s 25 year legacy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has directly influenced each one of us in a unique way and has been a sounding board for us at B21 since our beginning. He has sat on every one of our panels […]

B21 Podcast Preview: Vance Pitman discusses SBC Entity Openings

  In the coming months, Baptist21 will be launching a podcast. Baptist21 wants to focus on what it means to be Baptist in the 21st Century. Our podcast will focus on interviewing key voices in the SBC and hearing their thoughts on pertinent and pressing issues in our convention. We hope to interview many Southern […]

Message Mondays: “Grace Changes Everything” by Clint Darst

This week’s Sermon Name: Pastor Clint Darst Clint has been married to his best friend, Rachel, for 10+ years. They have 3 children. Clint has been in vocational ministry for more than a decade and is finishing up his M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked for Campus Outreach as a Campus Director […]

Announcement: B21 and the Pillar Network to Partner

  Baptist21 is always on the lookout for other like-minded entities who can help us further our mission as a pastor-led network to be a positive voice for the future of the SBC by promoting the centrality of the gospel, baptistic distinctives, the primacy of the local church, and a focus on reaching all nations. […]

Did Gerald Harris and I Attend a Different SBC This Year?

Recently, I was sent Gerald Harris’ article in the Christian Index entitled, “The Southern Baptist Convention is Undergoing a Seismic Shift.” Harris is the Senior Editor of that Georgia Baptist Paper. After reading the article, I was left with the question, “Did we attend completely different conventions?” Harris laments in the article that Southern Baptists used to be […]

A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations

A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations by Aaron Menikoff My proposal may shock and even upset some. I offer it humbly, recognizing I don’t have all the answers, and that every association is different. Nonetheless, I offer this proposal to launch a conversation about how Southern Baptist churches can improve local cooperation. Simply put, I […]


SEVEN THINGS EVERY (FIRST TIME) SBC’ER SHOULD KNOW As the annual Southern Baptist Convention is fast approaching here are seven things we think all first timers to the annual convention should know:   I. THE NEED OF THE HOUR FOR HUMILITY AND UNITY IN OUR CONVENTION  Leading into a convention there is usually much going on […]

One-on-One with J. D. Greear

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 […]

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