B21 is excited about a breakfast panel discussion at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Houston. The panel, hosted by the Gospel Project, will tackle the important topic of Christ-Centered Preaching. In the past few years there has been some debate over the merits of Christ-Centered Preaching, how it can be done, when is it appropriate, and much more. So, we believe this will be a very beneficial discussion for those who seek to teach and preach the Scriptures faithfully.
We are excited to once again have Pastor David Platt on our lunch panel at this year’s SBC. At this event, we will discuss pressing issues facing the SBC, such as: engaging culture, mission, church planting, Calvinism, difficult ethical questions, and more… Early registration will soon be over so get your tickets today!!!
This is a review of Eric Mason’s book Manhood Restored: How the Gospel makes Men Whole. We want to thank Jason Wright, MDiv student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for doing this book review at the request of Baptist21. This book is available for purchase here.
“Another book on manhood?” I wasn’t sure I wanted to delve into another book designed to give a twelve-step plan to make me a better man for Jesus. But Eric Mason beat me to the punch, and started Manhood Restored with exactly those words. A host of books have taught men how to be “Wild at Heart,” a “Point Man,” or my personal favorite, a “Waffle.” While those books make valuable contributions to understanding Christian manhood, this book contributes in a way many others do not.
Eric Mason, often known as Emase, is the lead pastor and founder of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. I appreciate the pastoral style of his writing and his ability to contextualize in such a way that his illustrations effectively reach his audience without a stretch.
This is a review of Johnny Carr’s book Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adoption. We want to thank Keelan Cook, doctoral student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for doing this book review at the request of Baptist21. This book is available for purchase here.
Take care of orphans.
It is pretty clear this is a command to the church straight out of the pages of Scripture. James says it this way, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (Js 1:27, ESV). It cannot get much clearer than that.
However, understanding we have a responsibility to orphans and widows in their affliction and actually knowing what we should do are completely different things.
Of recent, the discussion of orphan care has seen new life. Men such as Russell Moore, Tony Merida, and Dan Cruver contributed much to this conversation, and now Johnny Carr adds to the growing movement with his new book, Orphan Justice.
This book is not a theological treatise on adoption, and it is not some heady or detached treatment of the issues of adoption and orphan care. Instead, it is the personal story of Carr’s journey into the world of orphan care with stops along the way to highlight the lessons he has learned. Carr’s experience in adopting and his work for orphan care are here framed as a challenge for the church to see this as a central task of her mission.
What is it about?
This is an ongoing post of a recent interview with Russell Moore, the President-Elect of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. B21′s Jon Akin sat down with Dr. Moore to interview him about his new role and the future of the ERLC. You can view the first blog regarding this interview here.
In this video, Dr. Moore talks about ethical issues in the 21st Century.
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