Tony Carter takes a look at true Christ-centered preaching and it compares it to what the world may call good preaching — that which elevates self, prosperity, and motivation. He exhorts us to simply preach Christ crucified as Philip did in Acts 8.
Over six years ago a handful of men, women, and children embarked on the journey that is East Point Church. We had a desire in our hearts for a new … Continue reading
The pastor has a burden. It is unlike anything felt by anyone else in the local church. Even in the context where the biblical prescription for a plurality of elders … Continue reading
Much has been made of Jamaal Bryant’s recent sermon, in which he encouraged all the men in the audience to say, “These hoes ain’t loyal.” On the porch, we’re concerned with the larger question statements like this present.
Deborah Peters, a 15-year-old Nigerian girl, shares a powerful testimony.
One of the joys I have, as pastor in a local church, is being able to encourage and support local and foreign missions. If the local church is doing anything, … Continue reading
I was born and raised in First Baptist Church of Woodland Park. It was a small, unassuming, country church. Most of the pastors who served there lived in the city, … Continue reading
Atlanta, like most cities, is plastered with billboards. Among those most prominent are ones promoting such Atlanta-based iconic brands as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Chick-Fil-A. Amidst these familiar corporate brands, … Continue reading
I am always encouraged by the many black Christians I see and hear about embracing and rejoicing in the truths of Reformed theology. Seemingly in all segments of the church, … Continue reading
Is the “black church” at a crossroads? Dr. Alton D. Pollard III, Dean and Professor of Ethics and Religion at Howard University School of Divinity, thinks it is. In a … Continue reading
One of the more popular shows on BET (Black Entertainment Television) is the gospel music talent show Sunday Best. Hosted by gospel music legend Kirk Franklin, the show airs on … Continue reading
Discussing how a local Black church’s female pastor recently married another woman, Thabiti said, “the culture’s confusion regarding gender, sexuality, and sex seems to know no limits,” in a recent … Continue reading