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The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation: Book Review

The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often gives solutions that do not work. Christians have the message that is powerful enough to change hearts. So why is it that nonbelievers are at least willing to talk about racism, but many churches like to sweep it under the rug?

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The Front Porch Publishes

C’mon up and join the brothers as they discuss The Front Porch’s publishing efforts.

Book Review: Doctrine that Dances

In 2008, Preaching Magazine hailed Dr. Robert Smith’s “Doctrine That Dances” as the book of the year. Tony Carter, Louis Love, and Thabiti Anyabwile chop it up on The Front Porch, discussing preaching and what they took away from the book. C’mon up and join the conversation.

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 … Continue reading

Eight Summer Reads

Here are eight books for you to read this summer that might stir your thoughts on the African-American Church. C’mon up, grab a book, and read a few pages on the porch!

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Book Review: On Preaching, by H.B. Charles Jr.

H.B. Charles Jr., On Preaching: Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching. Moody Publishers, 2014. 160 pages. $9.00 H. B. Charles Jr. is the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan … Continue reading

Book Review: Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits, by T.D. Jakes

  T.D. Jakes, Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits. Atria Books, 2007. 278 pages. $24.00 Dubbed “America’s Best Preacher” by Time magazine, T.D. Jakes has become a household name and a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety and Public Witness

I love it when Amazon recommends something that actually interests me. It doesn’t happen often. But every once in a while the online merchandising giant flashes something before me that … 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

“Twelve Years A Slave” Book Review

I am currently reading Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. The book, which is set to release as a feature film next month, is powerful. It’s an autobiographical account of how Solomon Northup, … Continue reading

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“Blood Work” Book Review

Louis Love and Thabiti Anyabwile chop it up with Tony Carter — discussing his latest book, Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation. See more about Tony’s … Continue reading