Preaching

Elements of Styles in Black Preaching

Over the past couple months, I’ve had the privilege to talk with a couple of seminarians concentrating on preaching. In both cases, they’ve wanted to talk about the distinctives of … Continue reading

Brothers, Stop Selling Your Sermons!

Why shouldn’t pastors sell their sermons? Could the selling of sermons ever be a help to the gospel? Louis Love, Tony Carter, and Thabiti Anyabwile chop it up over this sensitive question.

The Burden of the Pastor

The pastor has a burden.  It is unlike anything felt by anyone else in the local church. Even in the context where the biblical prescription for a plurality of elders … Continue reading

Reflections on a Small Conference with a Big Message

The Gospel of Genesis “The Gospel of Genesis.” So was the theme of the 12th annual New Life Bible Conference last week. Over 100 attendants heard 6 messages traversing the … Continue reading

Audio: “Gospel in Genesis” Sermons from New Life Bible Conference 2014

For twelve years now, the Lord has allowed New Life Fellowship Church in Vernon Hills, IL to host an annual Bible conference. The conferences focuses on exposition of the Scripture. … Continue reading

Book Review: On Preaching, by H.B. Charles Jr.

H.B. Charles Jr., On Preaching: Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching. Moody Publishers, 2014. 160 pages. $9.00 H. B. Charles Jr. is the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan … 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

Considering Pastoral Ministry? Here are Some Helpful Reads

We (Tony, Lou, and Thabiti) love having conversations up on The Front Porch. It’s an honor to ask and answer questions of y’all and to sharpen one another. One brother … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Emancipation

For years Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. I’m like a lot of people who love the commercial-free nature of the celebration, the emphasis on family, the bounty and abundance … Continue reading

The Need for Theological Preaching

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in church.  My mother was the church clerk. My grandmother served on The Mother’s Board. My aunt was Head of the Nurse’s … Continue reading

God Exposed: Exposition in Non-white Contexts

Hear Thabiti’s talk on how biblical exposition changes contexts, rather than contexts changing biblical, expositional preaching.

The Passion for Preaching

Tony Carter, Ken Jones, and Louis Love chop it up — discussing where the passion for preaching comes from, and how they understand the importance of the preaching ministry in … Continue reading