The Brothers on The Front Porch

The Front Porch was started by Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter. Holler at us 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 … Continue reading

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.

Audio: “Gospel in Genesis” Sermons from New Life Bible Conference 2014

For twelve years now, the Lord has allowed New Life Fellowship Church in Vernon Hills, IL to host an annual Bible conference. The conferences focuses on exposition of the Scripture. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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? … Continue reading

“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 … Continue reading

Considering Pastoral Ministry? Here are Some Helpful Reads

We (Tony, Lou, and Thabiti) love having conversations up on The Front Porch. It’s an honor to ask and answer questions of y’all and to sharpen one another. One brother … Continue reading

Beyond the Color Barrier: Q&A

In this 40 minute question and answer portion of “Beyond the Color Barrier” Derek Mondeau (InterVarsity) facilitates audience-driven questions to be answered by both Anthony Bradley and Soong-Chan Rah. This … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from The Front Porch

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter … Continue reading

Jubilee Urban Leadership Initiative

The Jubilee Urban Leadership Initiative is an urban leadership development program/internship, which seeks to provide sound theological training, character development, and assessment of calling and gifting for urban, multi-ethnic leaders in the context of … Continue reading

“Manhood Restored” Book Review

The three ole’ heads are on The Front Porch, choppin’ it up and reviewing Eric Mason’s book, “Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole.” Discussing everything from Mason’s confessions about … Continue reading

What is The Front Porch?

The Front Porch is a place for conversations about biblical faithfulness in African-American churches and beyond. Hear Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter chop it up and talk about what that means.