Women

Single Black Sister Serves in 10/40 Window

Usually on The Front Porch, we chop it up about topics surrounding pastoral ministry and the African-American church. But today we’re sitting with a single, African-American sister who has been … Continue reading

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WOW: Women of the Word

I was born and raised in First Baptist Church of Woodland Park.  It was a small, unassuming, country church. Most of the pastors who served there lived in the city, … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Her “First Lady”

“Big Tim” does it every time he sees her. It doesn’t matter if it’s at church, in the grocery store or at the little league game. Every time he sees … Continue reading

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Why Black Women Should Remain in the Church

Professional journalist Joshunda Sanders offers an interesting take on Black women and the Black church in her On Faith post, “The Church Needs Black Women. Do Black Women Need the … Continue reading

Sisters & Bible Study

Sisters Kristie Anyabwile and Jamie Love are up on the front porch, choppin’ it up about how to encourage other sisters in God’s Word and how to study it. Looking … Continue reading

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My People, My People: A Response to Christian Genocide from the Inside-Out

“The murderers had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. . . His neck was cut, toes were broken and hands were slashed and burned.  His face was burned, … Continue reading

Why We Should Reject Queen Bey’s Depiction of Black Womanhood

Beyoncé Knowles Carter is one of the most dominant female pop artists the world has seen. Married to “Jay-Z” (Sean Carter), Beyoncé is one-half of a billionaire entertainment power couple. … 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

The Many Faces of Queen Latifah: Black Female Sexual Identity in a World That Needs Jackie Hill

Straight up. I’m a Queen Latifah fan. I have been since her debut album “All Hail the Queen,” standing proudly donned in red, black and green as if to announce … Continue reading

Fatherless Daughters and Wayward Desires: Black Women As Portrayed by the Alluring and Maddening Olivia Pope

I know when Scandal is on television. I knew when it was on long before I had any interest in watching it. Receiving so many tweets about Scandal was peculiar … Continue reading

Biblical Womanhood

Jamie Love sits with Trillia Newbell and Kristie Anyabwile on The Front Porch. These ladies discuss what Scripture says biblical womanhood is and why its unique features, which differently flourish … Continue reading

Black Women, Their Image, and Christian Consumption

I’ve been trying to get my mind around this idea for a series of posts for a while now. It’s difficult to find words to express what troubles my heart. … Continue reading