Black Church

God’s Servant on Black Millennials’ Vanishing View of The Black Church

Rapper and church planter, Brian Davis, discusses “the traditional black church” and how his generation views it, why it might disappear, and why that’s not a bad thing.

Same Ol’ Game, Different Playas

How can you tell a sheep from a wolf in sheep’s clothing? By what they eat. Sheep eat grass. Wolves in sheep’s clothing will sooner or later eat sheep. False … Continue reading

Do Black Churches Plant Churches?

There’s lots of talk about church planting now — with networks, sending, boot camps, residencies, etc. — but is that what we’ve seen in the black church? If not, how … Continue reading

Interview With Tim Byrd, Missionary to South Africa

One of the joys I have, as pastor in a local church, is being able to encourage and support local and foreign missions. If the local church is doing anything, … Continue reading

Why We Must Labor for Laborers: The Shortage of African-American Missionaries

Not too long ago I heard a startling statistic. According to some recent reports there are roughly 300 African Americans engaged in long term international missions. And most feel that … Continue reading

Pinch Hitter

“According to the Washington Times, 15 million children in the U.S. are being raised without fathers this year.” This is a breathtaking statistic. It almost causes one to read by it quickly so as not to feel its chilling effect or consider its far reaching implications…

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

“You Missed Your Place To Shout, Right There!”

Many of us have heard this phrase feature over the course of a sermon. As a matter of fact, let’s be honest – about all of us have heard this … Continue reading

What Makes a Good Lay Elder & Asst. Pastor?

What do lay elders do? How do staff elders work with and encourage lay elders? What are some unique temptations lay elders may face that a staff elder may not? … Continue reading

Less Celebrity, More Community

Atlanta, like most cities, is plastered with billboards. Among those most prominent are ones promoting such Atlanta-based iconic brands as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Chick-Fil-A.  Amidst these familiar corporate brands, … Continue reading

“What is ‘The Black Church’?”

Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter sit and chop it on The Front Porch, this time with a focus on defining “the black church.” Sifting through many common or … Continue reading

“Where’s the Altar Call?”

“With heads bowed and eyes closed; no one looking around.” “Just step out into the aisle. Don’t think about the people around you. Come forward and give your life to … Continue reading