Should Baptists Vote For Trump? Part Two: “lesser of two evils”

2016 is an extremely unique presidential election year in the USA, mainly because of the polarizing nature and character questions surrounding the two main candidates. Usually it is clear which candidate the majority of Baptists will support. But that is not the case in 2016. Baptists are divided when it comes to supporting the GOP’s […]

Should Baptists Vote for Trump? Part One: “most electable candidate”

2016 is an extremely unique presidential election year in the USA, mainly because of the polarizing nature and character questions surrounding the two main candidates. While Baptists are not as monolithic a group as some would perceive them to be, and while Baptists never vote for a single candidate as a whole, usually it is […]

Baptist21, USA Today, and Politics

Recently, B21 leaders were interviewed about several issues surrounding the church and politics. Jon Akin and Jed Coppenger were interviewed in the Tennessean in an article entitled “Keep Church, Political Parties Separate, Baptist Group Urges” that was also picked up by USA Today In addition, Nate Akin was interviewed on Steve Noble’s podcast “Called2Action” in […]

8 Recommendations For A Christian Approach To Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday is upon us. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably on the verge of a panic attack from all of the political polls, commercials, and articles. Some people claim the earth will come to an end, if you don’t vote for their candidate. Others claim that the earth could be made new, if […]

Jesus and Groundhog Day

In the movie “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray plays the main character, weatherman Phil Connors, who is cursed to relive February 2nd – Groundhog Day – over and over again (some speculate as long as three decades) in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania–the podunk town where the main Groundhog festival takes place. What does Phil do to cope with this […]

Planned Parenthood and the Future

Evangelicals For Life Conference exists to help evangelicals articulate a truly Christian doctrine on the dignity of all human life. You can find more information about the conference and a link to register here. Yesterday Planned Parenthood leadership announced that it would stop receiving “reimbursements” for the donation of fetal tissue taken from aborted babies. It […]

Russ Moore’s Insights on Boycotting

In light of the recent firestorm over the Indiana RFRA law, where parties on both sides have called for boycotting, we wanted to re-post Russ Moore’s insights on boycotting. He gave this interview immediately after he was elected as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. We are pumped that Dr. Moore will be […]

Guest Post: #Ferguson and the Cross by Derwin Gray

B21 Posts this blog with the permission of Pastor Derwin Gray, pastor of Transformation Church. In August, Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white policeman, in Ferguson, Missouri. Tonight, we learned that the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson on any charges related to the event. […]

How Young Pastors Address/Engage Cultural Issues from the Pulpit

Over the next couple of weeks Baptist21 will be extending video segments from helpful conversations held at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention. Stay tuned to hear key leaders address some of the hot issues facing today’s life and ministry. Today we look back at a helpful discussion led by Andrew Walker from the Ethics and […]

Why “Heaven is for Real” Scares Me

In a few days the movie based off the best selling “Evangelical Christian” book of the last decade, Heaven is For Real, debuts. Some of the truths in the sentence I just wrote frighten me and cause me to wonder if we have a biblically discerning, “Berean” culture in today’s Evangelical Church (cf. Acts 17:11). If […]

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