The Church

3 Types Of Relational Pain Christians Should Be Prepared To Face

Pain. It comes in many forms. Whether it’s a broken bone or a broken relationship, life in our fallen world means we all will experience some level of pain. And I think most would agree that relational pain hurts far more than any physical injury. And, perhaps, relational pain caused by professing Christians is the […]

Four Reasons Why Pastors Need Community

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by smallgroups.com. They have been a consistent supporter of our annual luncheon at the SBC (if you missed there year’s luncheon in St. Louis, you can watch it here). We’re thankful for the work they do–this helpful piece included.   We all need community. In fact, we were […]

Southern Baptists, Arminians, and Calvinists

  Today we’re featuring a guest post by Marc Minter, the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church of Diana, TX.   Within Southern Baptist churches there exists a variety of people who claim to be Arminians or Calvinists. In my experience, many of these individuals do not actually affirm many of the propositions that are included in […]

5 Quick Tips for Memorizing Scripture

  Recently, I was convicted about my lack of scripture memorization. As much as I tried to convince myself that memorizing things is a very difficult task, my constant quoting of Friends episodes and Chris Farley movies from the 90’s contradicted my excuses. Our church was approaching a sermon series in Galatians, so I decided […]

6 Ways Pastors Can Equip Churches to Engage Cultural Issues

  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 equipping the SBC on issues in the public square. And if you haven’t already, check out the upcoming ERLC National Conference where they have a killer lineup of speakers who will be specifically […]

What I Have Learned From 5 Years of Church Revitalization: Part Two

  I just celebrated my 5th anniversary as pastor of Fairview Church. I am so thankful to be their pastor, and I am blessed by how well they love our family. It’s been, honestly, a very quick time here. I stopped to reflect over that time and some of the things I have learned. Being […]

What I Have Learned From 5 Years of Church Revitalization: Part One

  I just celebrated my 5th anniversary as pastor of Fairview Church. I am so thankful to be their pastor, and I am blessed by how well they love our family. It’s been, honestly, a very quick time here. I stopped to reflect over that time and some of the things I have learned. Being […]

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 […]

Refugee Crisis: Part Two, Encouragement

This is a guest post by an IMB missionary currently serving in the field, who has elected to write anonymously for security reasons. The war in Syria has trudged onward for over five years. Refugees have been affected since day-one. The debate about “what to do” really got heated up when refugees started pouring into Europe in […]

Refugee Crisis: Part One, Discouragement

This is a guest post by an IMB missionary currently serving in the field, who has elected to write under a pseudonym for security reasons. The war in Syria has trudged onward for over five years. Refugees and internally displaced peoples have been affected since day one. Many in the west, however, have only become aware of […]

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