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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

What I Love About the People in Prosperity Gospel Churches

I have no love for the so-called “prosperity gospel.” Not even a little bit. But I do love the many thousands and thousands of people who belong to churches that … Continue reading

Illustrating Much That’s Wrong with the Church: Preachers of L.A. “Preach-off”

Discussion and debate about Oxygen’s new reality show, “Preachers of L.A.”, hasn’t quieted much since the network announced the show. Four or so episodes in and people are still talking … Continue reading

Slopes Really Are Slippery, Folks

The Detroit Free Press recently published an article with the provocative title, “Detroit Baptist Leader Resigns After Announcing She Married a Woman.” Yep. You read that correctly. The female pastor has married another female.

Not by Sight, Not by Comfort: Encouragements for Those Integrating Churches

As an African-American male who’s grown up in a predominantly white church, I was struck by Lou’s article about his son, Curtis. Now, no neighborhood “welcoming committee” has ever called … Continue reading

The Gospel Wins Again

I just came back from an exciting weekend with our oldest son — Curtis, his wife, and their six children. Yes, you read it right; they have six children ranging … 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

Beyond the Color Barrier: The Gospel, Race and the Future of Christianity in America

In this 50 minute lecture, Anthony Bradley presents a biblical theology of ethnicity (what is race/ethnicity according to God?). Soong-Chan Rah explores the impact that our shifting ethnic demographics will … Continue reading

What’s Really Real about the new Reality TV Show “Preachers of L.A.”

Recently Oprah Winfrey’s television network, Oxygen, released a promotional video for a new reality TV series called, “Preachers of L.A.” The new program will follow six L.A.-area preachers: Bishops Noel … Continue reading

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