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  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas.

    More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting to hear seven Southern Baptist leaders address the theme of "United and Diverse: Critical Issues for our Cooperative Future." Read More

  • B21 panel calls for unity amid differences

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Christian unity should transcend differences on Calvinism, politics and race for the advancement of the Gospel, panelists told more than 800 attendees June 13 at the ninth annual Baptist21 luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention's meeting in Phoenix.

    "Our world is going straight to hell and we need to be one in telling people about Jesus and not letting these secondary things divide us," said SBC President Steve Gaines, senior pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. Read More

  • B21 panelists call for 'gospel intentionality'

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (BP) -- Southern Baptists must sacrifice traditions that hinder biblical unity and intentionally seek new ways to approach missions and evangelism, said panelists at the eighth annual Baptist 21 luncheon June 14, during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis, Mo.

    J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church of Raleigh-Durham, N.C., told moderator Jon Akin that he attributed the denominational decline in baptisms to a "loss of evangelistic intentionality," in addition to the lack of reporting churches. Read More