SBC Issues

B21 Panel at Unite 2018 – The State of the SBC

On October 16th, in Raleigh, NC, Baptist21 hosted a special panel during the Pillar Network‘s annual Unite Conference. This panel was led by Nate Akin, featuring pastor and seminary professor, Dwayne Milioni, church planter, Chul Yoo, and SEBTS president, Danny Akin. A spectrum of topics was addressed during this session, but the general focus returned […]

Follow-up to “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations”

A few weeks ago I shared “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations.” I sought to do two things. First, I wanted to affirm the importance of associations in Southern Baptist life. We often spend so much time thinking about national or state work, we neglect the work in our own backyards—associations have typically filled that […]

B21 Podcast Preview: Vance Pitman discusses SBC Entity Openings

  In the coming months, Baptist21 will be launching a podcast. Baptist21 wants to focus on what it means to be Baptist in the 21st Century. Our podcast will focus on interviewing key voices in the SBC and hearing their thoughts on pertinent and pressing issues in our convention. We hope to interview many Southern […]

Announcement: B21 and the Pillar Network to Partner

  Baptist21 is always on the lookout for other like-minded entities who can help us further our mission as a pastor-led network to be a positive voice for the future of the SBC by promoting the centrality of the gospel, baptistic distinctives, the primacy of the local church, and a focus on reaching all nations. […]

Did Gerald Harris and I Attend a Different SBC This Year?

Recently, I was sent Gerald Harris’ article in the Christian Index entitled, “The Southern Baptist Convention is Undergoing a Seismic Shift.” Harris is the Senior Editor of that Georgia Baptist Paper. After reading the article, I was left with the question, “Did we attend completely different conventions?” Harris laments in the article that Southern Baptists used to be […]

A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations

A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations by Aaron Menikoff My proposal may shock and even upset some. I offer it humbly, recognizing I don’t have all the answers, and that every association is different. Nonetheless, I offer this proposal to launch a conversation about how Southern Baptist churches can improve local cooperation. Simply put, I […]

SEVEN THINGS EVERY (FIRST TIME) SBC’ER SHOULD KNOW

SEVEN THINGS EVERY (FIRST TIME) SBC’ER SHOULD KNOW As the annual Southern Baptist Convention is fast approaching here are seven things we think all first timers to the annual convention should know:   I. THE NEED OF THE HOUR FOR HUMILITY AND UNITY IN OUR CONVENTION  Leading into a convention there is usually much going on […]

One-on-One with J. D. Greear

Recently, we asked Dr. J. D. Greear to comment on pastoral ministry, baptist life, and the future of the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership. What do you love most about pastoring? I know it sounds cliche, but I genuinely love seeing people’s lives transformed through the gospel. I love getting letters like I did […]

One-on-One with Ken Hemphill

Recently, we asked Dr. Ken Hemphill to comment on pastoral ministry, baptist life, and the future of the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership. What do you miss most about pastoring? I miss most everything about it.  I think the call to pastor the local church is a great privilege.  I miss the continual interaction […]

Why I Am Voting Ken Hemphill For SBC President

Why I Am Voting Ken Hemphill For SBC President by Brad Graves Brad Graves is the Senior Pastor at Ada First Baptist Church. Brad received his education at the University of Arkansas and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  To hear more from him, follow him on Twitter at @BradleyGraves Next week, we will gather as an extended family for […]

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