Family

Helping Them Out: Thinking About Loved Ones Still in Places of Error

One of the most difficult realities in coming to the truth is the thought of leaving someone behind in error. This becomes extremely difficult when that someone is very close … Continue reading

“Let Us Worship God”

These are words one would expect to hear at the beginning of Sunday morning church service. If you’re ever at New Life, Vernon Hills, you would indeed hear these words, … Continue reading

What Are We Going to Do with Our “Crazy Confederate Uncles”?

I hate to say my uncle “Sonny” was my favorite uncle growing up. I hate to say it because all my uncles were great dudes. Uncle “Whimp” was the coolest. … Continue reading

Biblical Womanhood (Podcast)

Discussing how a local Black church’s female pastor recently married another woman, Thabiti said, “the culture’s confusion regarding gender, sexuality, and sex seems to know no limits,” in a recent … Continue reading

Family Driven Faith Pt. 1

How can books like “Family Driven Faith” intersect and be used alongside the Bible to nurture worship in families? What are parents doing to help their children become worshippers of … Continue reading

The Gospel Wins Again

I just came back from an exciting weekend with our oldest son — Curtis, his wife, and their six children. Yes, you read it right; they have six children ranging … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

A Pastoral Concern Regarding Black Manhood Discussions

I’m grateful for the zealous effort to recover biblical manhood in the African-American and wider context. We’ve needed such a movement for a long time. I pray the efforts of … Continue reading

“Manhood Restored” Book Review

The three ole’ heads are on The Front Porch, choppin’ it up and reviewing Eric Mason’s book, “Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole.” Discussing everything from Mason’s confessions about … Continue reading

Defining Manhood and the Work of the African-American Church

The greatest challenge facing men today is defining manhood itself. I don’t think that’s hyperbole. I think it’s true — mainly because confusion on the concept gives rise to the … Continue reading

Biblical Manhood

According to the Washington Times, 15 million children in the U.S. are being raised without fathers this year. How will this affect the church? What does it really mean for … Continue reading

How’s The Family Doin’?

Have you been asked this question recently? I have. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question or how often I’ve heard it in passing. People … Continue reading