SBC Issues

Why I Still Support J. D. Greear for SBC President

Why I Still Support J. D. Greear for SBC President by Bill Curtis I was thrilled when I heard that Dr. J. D. Greear was going to be nominated for SBC President two years ago in St. Louis, MO. By now, most Southern Baptists know the story of Greear’s willingness to withdraw his name from nomination […]

An Open Letter To Younger Southern Baptists

An Open Letter To Younger Southern Baptists by Nathan Akin News broke last week that Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, would be appointed President Emeritus of the school, effective immediately, to which Dr. Patterson accepted. Part of the statement from the board of trustees read, “A special meeting of the SWBTS […]

Gospel Leadership: Why I Believe J.D. Greear Is Right For Southern Baptists

Gospel Leadership: Why I Believe J.D. Greear Is Right For Southern Baptists By Vance Pitman   Vance Pitman is the Senior Pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, NV and the City Catalyst for Send Las Vegas. Hope’s congregation has grown to over 3,000 people in small groups desiring to connect people to live the […]

The Time is Now: Why I Will be Voting for J.D. Greear

The Time is Now: Why I Will be Voting for J.D. Greear By James Merritt   James Merritt is the former President of the Southern Baptist Convention (2000-2001). He received his M. Div and Ph. D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently, Dr. Merritt serves as the Lead Pastor of Cross […]

8 Suggestions for the Next President of the SBC Executive Committee

Anytime a new leader steps into an organization, change certainly follows. While the degree of change varies from leader to leader, every leader is a change agent. With the SBC Executive Committee (EC) in the process of prayerfully searching for its new CEO, it’s a great time for us to consider what types of changes […]

Dr. Paige Patterson and the SBC: 3 Ways B21 is Praying

Most pastors lead congregations that are made up of three types of people: people who love them no matter what they do, people who hate them no matter what they do, and people who are somewhere in between. SBC entity presidents are in similar situations. They have people who love them no matter what they […]

Setting the Record Straight: An Exercise in Brotherly Love

When the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) convenes in June, at least two men will be nominated for president: J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill. Both men are my brothers in Christ and my friends. I love them, and I am extremely grateful for their ministries. I have nothing negative or unkind to say about either one […]

The Louisiana Baptist Convention, CP Dollars and Presidential Politics

Update: I received an email from someone close to Ken Hemphill stating “Ken paid for the website and no CP dollars were used to produce it.” There’s a lot financially that goes into website production and management. Whether a domain name was the only purchase made or Ken is financially covering the costs of maintaining […]

We’re Headed to Dallas

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 B21 Panel at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, TX! This year marks the tenth anniversary of hosting the B21 Panel during the annual meeting and we couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating in Dallas! Each year we gather around open dialogue with key leaders and ask the […]

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