Jamie Dew – A Great Choice for NOBTS

Dr. James K. Dew Jr. has been nominated to become the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). For those who do not know Dr. Dew (Jamie) let me give a quick introduction to my friend, colleague, and fellow pastor. Let me also tell you why NOBTS has made an excellent choice for their next president. I first …

The ERLC, Prestonwood, And The Mission

Since 1845, Southern Baptist’s have focused on “… eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the gospel….” While it’s true that our faithfulness to this cooperative mission has varied over the years, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed with gratitude for the grace of God so evident in the SBC’s impact …

Jon Akin Leaving B21 for NAMB

  I was blessed to be able to work with brothers that I love to create Baptist21. Our purpose from the beginning was to engage younger Baptists in convention life, and I think in many ways, we have been able to do that. When we started almost a decade ago there were very little venues at the annual meeting that …

Thoughts from an IMB Missionary about Restructuring for Gospel-Centered Ministry

By: Marcus DeWare (pseudonym of a Guest Blogger who is a missionary in a high-security area) I recently returned from an annual meeting of IMB colleagues.  Serving on the field sometimes requires families and individuals to be isolated from co-workers.  This annual meeting is a great time to congregate with co-laborers to worship God, encourage one another in our work, …

B21 Panel Promo: Dr. Danny Akin

UPDATED INFORMATION Directions to the B21 Panel: (from the Kentucky Exposition Center to Sojourn Community Church) •1. STARTING AT The Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209 – (502) 367-5000 •2.      Head northeast on Phillips Ln toward Freedom Way – About 1 min (0.6 mi) •3.      Turn left at KY-61/Preston Hwy, Continue to follow KY-61 – …

A Call to Young Southern Baptists

One of the goals of baptist21 and one of the contributing factors to its formation was the hope to encourage more activity and participation from younger SBC’ers. It was and is our hope to compel more of the younger generation to stay in the SBC as well as persuade others to join. Our Purpose statement says, “We pray that this …

B21 Panel Promo: Dr. Albert Mohler

What: B21@SBC “b21 Panel” – A forum discussion about the present and future of the SBC. Each panel member will briefly address a key issue in SBC life, and this will be immediately followed by Question/Answer time. Topics will include: the benefits of cooperation, the great things the SBC is doing, changes the SBC needs, how we involve younger leaders, …