Why Should We Support Baptist Journalism?

By Seth Brown, Biblical Recorder Journalism plays a key role in Southern Baptist life. Yet, like most secular press outlets today, our news agencies appear to be caught in a struggle for relevance.  Do Southern Baptists believe reliable information and inspiring stories add any value to our partnerships and missions efforts? That’s the question we must answer. Many people in …

B21 Podcast: COVID-19 and the Cancellation of SBC 2020 with Dr. Ronnie Floyd

In this episode of the B21 Podcast, we discuss with Dr. Ronnie Floyd how the decision to cancel SBC 2020 was made, the implications of it for SBC business and decision making, and 2 potential amendments to the SBC Constitution from last year’s Annual Meeting. We also covered claims that our officers constitutionally should not serve another year, Vision 2025, and …

B21 Podcast: Interview with JD Greear on the Cancellation of SBC 2020

Earlier this week, the news broke that the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in Orlando had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Such an alteration to the functioning of our convention naturally raises a number of questions for Southern Baptists. To help address such inquiries, SBC President, JD Greear, joined B21’s Nate Akin for the latest episode of the Baptist21 …

2020 SBC Annual Meeting – CANCELLED

Earlier today, SBC Executive Committee President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, notified the public that the forthcoming SBC Annual Meeting, scheduled June 9-10 in Orlando, FL, has been officially cancelled. Like many other events throughout our world today, the COVID-19 outbreak is the source of this closure. Writing in an official notification email, Dr. Floyd remarked, “In light of the COVID-19 global …

B21 Podcast Featuring Dr. Jason Allen

Baptist21’s Jed Coppenger and Nate Akin had the joy of interviewing Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a few weeks ago in Nashville. During their brief time together, several critical topics were explored, such as the current atmosphere in our denomination, the new Conservative Baptist Network, and ways Southern Baptists can disagree without being so disagreeable. …

B21 Podcast Featuring Dr. Ronnie Floyd

Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the current President of the SBC Executive Committee, a former SBC President, a noted author, and a retired Senior Pastor who served Christ’s Bride for close to 43 years. Early this month, we were able to meet up with Dr. Floyd for an interview concerning his new 5-year vision for the SBC. Other topics addressed include …

The Conservative Baptist Network: 3 Observations

A new network launched this past week called the “Conservative Baptist Network.” Led, it seems, by Pastor Brad Jurkovich, it is described as “a partnership of Southern Baptists where all generations are encouraged, equipped, and empowered to bring positive, biblical solutions that strengthen the SBC in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission and influence culture.” It’s not clear yet …

B21 Podcast Featuring Dr. Al Mohler

NASHVILLE, TN — During the recent SBC Executive Committee meetings, Baptist21’s Nate Akin had the opportunity to interview Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr, President of SBTS and potential candidate for the 2020 SBC Presidential Election. During this interview with Dr. Mohler, the following important topics were addressed: The current state of the Southern Baptist Convention Dr. Mohler’s candidacy for SBC …

Dr. Floyd Presents 5-Year SBC Vision

NASHVILLE, TN — Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President of the SBC Executive Committee, presented a new vision this evening of what the SBC could become over the next five years. At the core of Floyd’s vision is a desire for our denomination to unite around the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention: the Great Commission. The specific wording of Floyd’s central …

B21 Podcast Interview with SBC President JD Greear

This past week, we had the opportunity to connect with SBC President and Pastor of the Summit Church in Durham, NC, Dr. JD Greear. In this half hour interview, we covered a wide range of topics including encouraging/discouraging elements of the SBC, future aspirations for our denomination, along with advice that Dr. Greear would pass on to future SBC Presidents. …