Theology

Slaveholder, How Will You Answer God?

C’mon up and continue the series on Calvinist slave, Olaudah Equiano, looking at his Reformed view of creation and sin as seen by the horrors of slavery. This is Part II in our three-part series on the life of Olaudah Equiano.

Our Contrived Reformation

Does the Reformation speak to social justice matters? What theological narrative are you passing on? Does it push people to those weightier matters of the law?

Women Preachers & Pastors — A Big Deal in the Church?

Is affirmation of female ordination and leadership a denial of the Christian Faith? How important are these issues to the health of the church? C’mon up and join the conversation!

Some Mistakes Pastors & People Make in Discipling

Episode (#008) | Cults of personality, cliques in the church, begrudging pastors, domineering discipleship, private sheep — these are all common mistakes in discipleship. Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode to discuss what Scripture says about these mistakes and others.

One New Man in Christ

Dr. Jarvis Williams exposits Ephesians 2:11-22 to highlight the glorious racial reconciliation Christians have with God and with each other in Christ.

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Tell Your Story: Session 4 (Panel Discussion)

“Expository preaching has a great assumption to it — that one is committed to the sufficiency of Scripture.” Kevin Smith leads a discussion about expository preaching with Curtis Woods, Victor Sholar, Thabiti Anyabwile, and H.B. Charles Jr. C’mon up and join the conversation.

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The Word Became Flesh

The incarnation of God, the Son, who is Jesus Christ, the Jewish man, is why we celebrate Christmas. His incarnation is the moment in history when God, the Son, became Jesus, the Jewish man, in order to save Jews and Gentiles from their sins. The incarnation of Jesus Christ, therefore, offers hope for a racist world that is currently torn apart by sin, hate, and violence.

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“I Am Delivered”

Looking at her past life of lesbianism and a recent viral video proclaiming “deliverance,” Jackie Hill Perry came up on the porch to see what the Scriptures say about the topic. C’mon up and join the conversation.

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Meet the Brothers: Vincent Bacote & Tony Carter

Dr. Vincent Bacote, director of the center for applied Christian ethics and professor of theology at Wheaton College, came through The Front Porch to share about his life and ministry, specifically how he wrestled with becoming a professor instead of a senior pastor or a para-church worker.

The Basics of Discipleship

Episode (#006) | What is a disciple of Jesus? What is the goal of disciple-making? Whose responsibility is it to make disciples? Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode. (Photograph by Phil Roder via Flickr Creative Commons)

Hymnbook Theology

Louis Love kicks off a series on The Articles of Faith in the New National Baptist Hymnal. In this post, he discusses the sweet, firm foundation of God’s sufficient, clear, authoritative, and necessary Word.

An Unexpected Link to the Reformation

Sometimes people act as if Reformed theology is foreign to the black church. They ask, “Why do you think churches have not embraced it?” But that’s the wrong question. The real question is, “Why have our churches forgotten it?” For, in truth, this is part of our heritage.