10.15.13

The Fight for Black Men

Last week we dedicated our discussion at The Front Porch to biblical manhood. Tony and Phil kicked us off with a podcast on the topic defining manhood in terms of honor. I followed with a post looking at manhood from the vantage point of worship, work, and wives. Lou reminded us of those men in the community who step up to “pinch hit” for other men, and Phil took a look at East Point Church’s effort to disciple men with a vision for making every man an elder. Then we finished the week with a review of Eric Mason’s book, Manhood Restored and a few pastoral concerns.

With all that, we were barely scratching the surface. So much more could be said and so much more needs to be done. And praise God there is so much more going on all around the country and the world! For example, I came across this interview between Joshua DuBois and Joseph Jones, founder of the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, MD. Joe’s work at the Center has garnered national attention and is making an impact in the lives of men in that city. In this interview, Joe tells his personal story and discusses the partnership of philanthropy with government and community organizations to strengthen men as husbands and fathers. Make sure to peep the article Joshua referenced in the beginning of the interview, “The Fight for Black Men,” and I hope the discussion blesses!

Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

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