Baptist21 @ The Southern Baptist Convention

Let us begin by thanking those of you who took time to vote on our poll asking whether or not you would attend an event hosted by baptist21 at the annual convention. Due to an overwhelming response, we have decided to hold an event during the week of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky (June23-24). We at …

Baptist21 Podcast: Interview with Pastor David Platt

Dr. David Platt is the Senior Pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Al. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously …

Addressing Membership Decline in the SBC (part 2)

As I noted in part one of this blog, this article was ready nearly a month ago, closer to the time these articles were released in the Tennessean, but because of the site transition they were postponed. I now offer these thoughts on quotes from the articles in the Tennessean about SBC membership decline, though a bit late. SBC Should …

SBC21: The Duties and Dangers of This Present Hour — Part 2

This series will be divided into three sections with many posts in each section. Each section will be offered with biblical, theological consideration. The first section will touch on our past. There are many things from our SBC history and heritage that we are grateful for and have learned much from. We are indebted to godly men and women who …

SBC21: The Duties and Dangers of This Present Hour — Part 1

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) originally started, among a variety of factors both positive and negative, to “propagate the Gospel.” We began as a denomination of churches working together to spread the gospel without violating the autonomy of each local church. We eventually, through various developments, began cooperating to send missionaries, plant churches, train ministers, and engage in many other …

Third Generation Conservatives in the Southern Baptist Convention, Part 1

Guest Blog by Steven A. McKinion He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught Theology, Church History, Hermeneutics, and Historcial Theology classes at Southeastern Seminary. Dr. McKinion’s area of specialization is Patristic Theology. He holds the following degrees: B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Mobile; Ph.D., King’s College, University of …

The Generation Gap in the SBC: Interactions with Nathan Finn and The Baptist Press Article on Mark Driscoll (Pt. 2)

The following continues the discussion on the reasons younger pastors are choosing to disengage from our convention. Please See Part 1 here II. Some are not creating a compelling vision for those they pastor Finn states: “Simply put, the current generation of engaged Southern Baptists have not replicated their denominational involvement in the rising generation. There are notable exceptions: I think …

The Generation Gap in the SBC: Interactions with Nathan Finn and The Baptist Press Article on Mark Driscoll (Pt. 1)

Nathan Finn’s recent post entitled “The Southern Baptist Generation Gap,” deals with the issue of the lack of younger Southern Baptist messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). It is very clear there is a lack of participation in pastors who are under the age 40. This is one of the reasons we started Baptist21. We love the Southern Baptist …

Addressing the Membership Decline in the SBC (part 1)

This article was ready nearly a month ago, closer to the time these articles were released in the Tennessean, but because of the site transition they were postponed. I now offer these thoughts, though a bit late. Recently, the Tennessean carried a series of articles about the declining membership of the Southern Baptist Convention. Three articles of note were written …