Episode (#004) | Why does the Bible almost always refer to Shepherds in the plural? Because no one man can do it all. No one man has the gifts necessary to care for an entire congregation. Shepherds, then, are gifts from God to be received with joy who should care for each individual sheep. This is why the Bible almost always refers to elders—plural.
Episode (#003) | What are the biblical requirements of the Shepherd? Thabiti suggests that there are at least four: knowing the sheep, feeding the sheep, leading the sheep, and protecting the sheep. C’mon up and join the conversation.
Episode (#002) | Can it really be true that Christians need more than their local church? And if they do, what is the thing they’re missing: a preacher? a pastor? Are those the same thing? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Afghanistan Matters via Flickr Creative Commons)
Episode (#001) | Pastor & People is a weekly podcast hosted by The Front Porch. Its aim is to encourage pastors and the people in their charge to work together for the faith and joy of their church. (Photograph by United Way of Greater St. Louis via Flickr Creative Commons)
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This is second and final part of Louis Love’s conversation with Leython Williams, discussing Leython’s journey from Oneness Pentecostalism to Reformed Theology. In this podcast, Leython explains when and what … Continue reading
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Full of laughs, Kristie Anyabwile and Jamie Love chop it up and talk about what their front porches were like. From small-town to big porches, these ladies talk about how their front porches were training grounds for young women, boundaries for young men, a refuge for family and friends, and a display of African-American culture.
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
How can books like “Family Driven Faith” intersect and be used alongside the Bible to nurture worship in families? What are parents doing to help their children become worshippers of … Continue reading