Articles

Who’s Keeping Watch Over Your Soul?

Do you have anyone checking on your spiritual state? If the answer is no, thank God there’s still time to change that.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Accountability

Unaccountable elders and teams are a danger to themselves, their families and the sheep in their care.

People to Know: Lloyd and Jan Chinn

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Atmosphere

The best elder boards maintain an atmosphere of joy, equality, prayer and friendship.

Hitting Reset on Conversations about “Race,” Racism and the Church

A series of posts defining and detailing important concepts like “race,” “racialized,” “white privilege,” and the problem with “color-blind” approaches to theology and society.

People to Know: Pastor Jon Kelly

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Joyfully Spreading the Word (Book Review)

Encouraging God’s people, especially women, to prepare more diligently and be more intentional in proclaiming the Gospel.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Ability

For our leadership groups to be healthy, we need our leaders to display certain abilities for the role. Here are four.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Agreements

The lead pastor’s first responsibility is to build the kind of agreement that allows the elders to stick together in love and understanding when things get tough—because they will get tough.

Urban Apologetics, 4: Suffering and Evil

The end of evil is not an escape to a Black colony in Israel or elsewhere. The end of evil comes when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.

People to Know: Dr. Christena Cleveland

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Book Review: Adrian Pei’s “The Minority Experience”

Editor’s Note: This review first appeared at Christ without Compromise, the author’s blog. It is reprinted here with permission. Pei, Adrian. The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities. Downers … Continue reading

C’mon Up!