Black Church

The Urban League on The State of the Black Church

In the good ole days, mama got you up, and you went to church. Is that still the case for The Black Church? Is the black church still relevant in our community or relevant as it has ever been?

Therefore an Overseer Must Be (pt. 2)

Louis Love looks to the Scriptures to consider what a godly leader must not be and what he must do. C’mon up and join him on the porch.

Guidelines & Suggestions for Musical Worship

Here are 8 guidelines and suggestions for those who lead their churches in musical worship. What would you add to the list? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Therefore an Overseer Must Be (pt. 1)

Why is the character of a leader in the church so crucial to the church’s well being? Who ought to seek a leadership position in the church? C’mon up and join the conversation.

The Survival of Your Church May Depend on Its Membership Practices

What can we learn from the excommunication of a 103-year-old saint from her church? C’mon up and join the conversation.

The Cosby Conversation We’re Still Not Having

What we are not discussing is how to prevent the many Cosbys in our homes, families, friendship networks, schools and churches from preying upon our daughters, sisters, and mothers. C’mon up and join the conversation.

Judgment and Mercy at Palm Sunday

Louis Love shares one of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor’s sermons that demonstrates the genius of the black pulpit stringing Gospel truths in and around issues in the lives of the congregation.

A Tribute to Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

Thabiti Anyabwile honors the life of Gardner C. Taylor — a dean of preaching and the black church who has influenced countless scores of pastors. C’mon up and celebrate how God used this brother.

Who Watches Your Pastor?

A pastor needs a pastor like all the other sheep. But who ought to keep watch over him — another pastor in the city, an external board? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Faithful Over Little

When the ministry gets difficult and tiring, what do you reflect on? Tony looks at pastors of his youth to remember that the Lord will reward his faithful servants for proclaiming His name, not their own, despite the size of their flock. C’mon up and join Tony!

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.

A Prayer of Jesus

Kevin Smith preaches on the prayer of Jesus found in John 17 and the powerful witness the united body of Christ displays to the world. In it, he references the black church and how history justifies its existence. How does the reconcile with the concept of unity in the body? C’mon up and enjoy this talk to here what Kevin suggests.