Who Is My Neighbor – The Refugee/Immigrant Edition

  With all of the heated conversations I’ve  heard concerning immigration and the refugee crisis (often brought to the forefront by this election cycle), I’ve been constantly reminded of the parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus tells in Luke 10:25–37. As Christians we have to be careful to think about these issues biblically, first and foremost not […]

Advice to Young Christian Politicos

As the 2016 election is coming fast, we wanted to extend this guest post by Andrew T. Walker, the Director of Policy Studies at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. In it he offers really helpful advice for how we can practically engage politically in a deeper and helpful way. We’re thankful for the work he and […]

Election 2016 Thoughts – Part Two: Trump Support Could Hurt Our Gospel Witness

  I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Political Science. I used to be obsessed and easily rattled by the results of elections. In almost all of those elections, I thought there was a clear candidate who should be elected for the good of the American people. Then along comes this election! […]

Should We Pull Back from Politics?

  Don’t call it a pullback; we’ve been here for years. The recent profile in the Wall Street Journal highlighted a generational change in terms of the way evangelicals approach cultural and political engagement: toward a gospel-centered approach that doesn’t back down on issues of importance, but sees our ultimate mission as one that applies the blood […]

5 Life-Giving Ways Christians Can Respond To Relational Pain

  As a pastor in the Nashville area—a place where churches are plentiful and Christianity is profitable—I’ve come across a lot of stories of relational pain caused by professing Christians. This reality is especially unfortunate, since most of the people I have pastored understand far more about what to do with their physical pain than […]

The Jungle Book and the Gospel

  I’ve been told before that I can be too “Jesus-y” because I think the whole Bible – every part of it – points to Jesus. So yes, I’m the crazy guy who sees Jesus “under every rock.” But the truth is that I’m even crazier than that. I don’t just think this about the whole […]

5 Myths about Christian Engagement in the Public Square

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by Dan Darling, Vice President for Communications at the ERLC. We at B21 are thankful for the ERLC’s leadership in equipping the SBC on issues in the public square and their continued support of our mission to be a pastor-led voice for Baptists in the 21st century.     As they have in every […]

B21 Panel Video SBC 2016

  At this year’s momentous SBC in St. Louis, B21 gathered key leaders in evangelicalism–J. D. Greear, Danny Akin, David Platt, Albert Mohler, Matt Chandler, Russell Moore–to discuss pressing issues in the SBC and evangelicalism as a whole. B21’s own Jon Akin moderates this year’s panel that touches on issues such as the decline of […]

Pastor as Evangelist

As a pastor, I cannot expect church members to do what I’m not willing to do, myself. I believe it’s safe to assume that most pastors would agree with that statement. A pastor preaching on generosity, but isn’t giving financially to the church, would be quickly rebuked if exposed. Similarly, one who emphasizes the importance […]

ERLC 2015 Leadership Summit: The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation

  B21 is very excited about the ERLC’s upcoming Leadership Summit on “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation.” This summit will not only include the leading voices on the issue, but will also be an invaluable resource for your life and ministry. We cannot stress what a timely and beneficial summit this will be! As a […]

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