The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a place for conversations about biblical faithfulness in African-American churches and beyond. Join the conversation on Twitter: @TalkOnThePorch

What is Expositional Preaching?


Why is saying, “Joseph had a dream, so follow your dreams!” NOT Expositional Preaching? What is “Expositional Preaching?” It seems to be kind of like heaven — lots of folks […]

Sermon Preparation


Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter return to one of their favorite front porches to discuss how they prepare to divide the Word for their congregations. How many hours do these brothers put in? What days are devoted to sermon prep? C’mon up on the porch and join in the conversation.

The Gospel and its Counterfeits


What is the gospel? What are some of its counterfeits? What are Christians to think of the “Liberation Gospel?” “the Social Gospel?” Usually, “if you have to put an adjective […]

Do Black Churches Plant Churches?


There’s lots of talk about church planting now — with networks, sending, boot camps, residencies, etc. — but is that what we’ve seen in the black church? If not, how […]

Brothers in the Local Church: Serving or Throwing Stones?


In this interview, Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with Dr. Eric Redmond, executive pastoral assistant and bible scholar in residence at New Canaan Baptist Church in Washington D.C. The brothers […]

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On Being a Pastor’s Wife


The sisters Jamie Love and Kristie Anyabwile are back up on The Front Porch — choppin’ it up and discussing the journey of being a pastor’s wife. What does this […]

Sisters & Bible Study


Sisters Kristie Anyabwile and Jamie Love are up on the front porch, choppin’ it up about how to encourage other sisters in God’s Word and how to study it. Looking […]


What Makes a Good Lay Elder & Asst. Pastor?


What do lay elders do? How do staff elders work with and encourage lay elders? What are some unique temptations lay elders may face that a staff elder may not? […]

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“What is ‘The Black Church’?”


Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter sit and chop it on The Front Porch, this time with a focus on defining “the black church.” Sifting through many common or […]


Author Chat with Trillia Newbell on “United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity”


Author Trillia Newbell is back up on the porch, this time sitting with Thabiti and Kristie Anyabwile to discuss her new book, “United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.” Discussing […]

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