Family

Raising Your Kids to Love Jesus and Impact Their World

Conceptually, parenting is easy. It’s executing effectual parenting that’s so hard. What does the Bible say about parenting? C’mon up and hear from a pastor and father of five.

Summer Means Good Times

Does your family worship feel like detention? How might it be more enjoyable? What is the importance of family worship? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Calling Her Blessed: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Today, on the porch, the conversation is about moms. C’mon up and share a word about your mother if you’re so inclined.

Biblical Advice for Sisters Trying to Help Mr. Right

C’mon up for the last part of our four-part series on marriage and dating. Sisters, today we’re sharing some encouragement for you specifically!

Biblical Advice for Brothers Who Want to Find a Wife (pt. 3)

Is the Internet the most profitable way to look for a wife? Is the Internet the wisest way to find a match made in heaven? C’mon up for the third part of our marriage series!

Biblical Advice for Brothers Who Want to Find a Wife (pt. 2)

Brothers, are you looking for a godly wife? Here are five practical tips to serve you to that end. C’mon up!

Biblical Advice for Brothers Who Want to Find a Wife (pt. 1)

Why is marriage valuable? Why are African-American women the least likely in our society to marry? What can bring revival to urban and black communities? C’mon up for this three part series!

The Lord’s Table: Lessons from a Five Year Old

One of the vivid memories I have of growing up in the Black church is the first Sunday of the month, also known as Communion Sunday. Promptly at 7:00pm, after … Continue reading

Pinch Hitter

“According to the Washington Times, 15 million children in the U.S. are being raised without fathers this year.” This is a breathtaking statistic. It almost causes one to read by it quickly so as not to feel its chilling effect or consider its far reaching implications…

Helping Them Out: Thinking About Loved Ones Still in Places of Error

One of the most difficult realities in coming to the truth is the thought of leaving someone behind in error. This becomes extremely difficult when that someone is very close … Continue reading

“Let Us Worship God”

These are words one would expect to hear at the beginning of Sunday morning church service. If you’re ever at New Life, Vernon Hills, you would indeed hear these words, … Continue reading

What Are We Going to Do with Our “Crazy Confederate Uncles”?

I hate to say my uncle “Sonny” was my favorite uncle growing up. I hate to say it because all my uncles were great dudes. Uncle “Whimp” was the coolest. … Continue reading