Baptist21’s Guide to SBC 2022

Just like last year, B21 is providing a comprehensive guide for all things related to the SBC Annual Meeting! Additionally, we have several helpful podcasts you can listen to on your way to Anaheim so you’ll be prepared to take part in the Convention when you make it to the Golden State. B21’s Guide to the Annual Meeting Program – Check out …

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, …

B21 Podcast: Discussions on the Recent EC Meetings

In this episode of the B21 Podcast, we have an in-depth discussion with pastors, Jay Adkins, Ben Wright, and Adam Wyatt, in relation to the 9/21/21 SBC Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, and potential outcomes. A week after the EC meeting on the 21st, on September 28th, another meeting was hosted for the EC via Zoom. Below, we have a …

B21 Podcast with Matt Smethurst

In this episode of our B21 Podcast, we interview Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, a church planter, and author of a new book for 9Marks on Deacons. In part 1, we get to know Matt better and discuss some of the key questions relating to the diaconate and healthy ecclesiology. In part 2, we discuss church planting …

Southern Baptist Fundamentalism Then and Now

By Nathan Finn For fifteen years, I’ve been a church historian who has taught courses on topics such as Baptist History, Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, and American Religious History. For my PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, I wrote a dissertation titled “The Development of Baptist Fundamentalism in the South, 1940-1980.” Though I never published the dissertation, I have written several …

Baptist21’s Guide to SBC 2021

B21 has you covered for all things Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville.  B21’s Guide to the Annual Meeting Program – Check out B21’s commentary on the SBC program including highlights of when to be in the room, explanations of motions/resolutions/business, and more B21 Leadership Podcast Previewing the SBC – In this podcast, Nate Akin, Jed Coppenger, and Ronnie …

B21 Podcast With Albert Mohler

Earlier this month, we interviewed Dr. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, to discuss his running for the SBC Presidency. Dr. Mohler was the fourth and final candidate we interviewed for our podcast. During this 2-part interview, we covered a lot of ground including Dr. Mohler’s background, complementarianism, CRT, Christian Nationalism, Dr. Mohler’s decision …

Worthy of Double Honor: Join Us in Honoring Mission:Dignity Recipients This Summer

By Dr. Aaron Meraz, Director of Mission:Dignity at GuideStone Having pastored and shepherded young pastors, I am reminded often of the faithful servants who led my own family, friends and even me to Christ. These ministers and their wives dedicated most of their lives to churches that could not contribute to their retirement savings, but they kept serving anyway. After …

B21 Virtual Prayer Meeting for the SBC Annual Meeting

B21 invites all Southern Baptists to set aside June 1st as a day of prayer for our upcoming annual meeting. To coincide with this day, there will be a virtual prayer meeting beginning at 2pm EST led by various Southern Baptist leaders. Although we are in contentious times, the Lord is still doing much through Southern Baptists for the propagation …

5 Ways to Make Southern Baptist Life Better

By Jed Coppenger The SBC has problems. Lots of them. If you’ve been around the SBC very long, that’s not a surprising statement. What is unique about our current situation is the nature of the topics around which we disagree—race, politics, women in ministry, handling abuse—and the intensity with which we disagree. People don’t just disagree with each other; they demonize their …