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The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Atmosphere

The best elder boards maintain an atmosphere of joy, equality, prayer and friendship.

Hitting Reset on Conversations about “Race,” Racism and the Church

A series of posts defining and detailing important concepts like “race,” “racialized,” “white privilege,” and the problem with “color-blind” approaches to theology and society.

People to Know: Pastor Jon Kelly

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Joyfully Spreading the Word (Book Review)

Encouraging God’s people, especially women, to prepare more diligently and be more intentional in proclaiming the Gospel.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Ability

For our leadership groups to be healthy, we need our leaders to display certain abilities for the role. Here are four.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Agreements

The lead pastor’s first responsibility is to build the kind of agreement that allows the elders to stick together in love and understanding when things get tough—because they will get tough.

Urban Apologetics, 4: Suffering and Evil

The end of evil is not an escape to a Black colony in Israel or elsewhere. The end of evil comes when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.

People to Know: Dr. Christena Cleveland

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Book Review: Adrian Pei’s “The Minority Experience”

Editor’s Note: This review first appeared at Christ without Compromise, the author’s blog. It is reprinted here with permission. Pei, Adrian. The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities. Downers … Continue reading

People to Know: Dr. Theon Hill

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Road Rage, Selfishness and Humility

We find sin and sanctification happening in the most every day circumstances.

People to Know: Dr. George Yancey

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

C’mon Up!