Women Preachers & Pastors — A Big Deal in the Church?

Is affirmation of female ordination and leadership a denial of the Christian Faith? How important are these issues to the health of the church? C’mon up and join the conversation!

Husband-Wife Co-Pastors?

Thabiti Anyabwile looks at the model of husbands and wives co-pastoring churches. What does Scripture have to say about this model, if anything? What effects can this have on the body if the couple gets a divorce? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think.

What Stephen A. Smith Missed About Domestic Violence

Stephen A. Smith’s recent comments about domestic violence caused an uproar in the media. Thabiti Anyabwile comes up on The Front Porch to make a call for men to repent and protect their sisters who have given them so much. Is domestic violence a “men’s issue”? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think.

She Survived Boko Haram: “Be Quiet or Be Killed”

Deborah Peters, a 15-year-old Nigerian girl, shares a powerful testimony.

On Being a Pastor’s Wife

The sisters Jamie Love and Kristie Anyabwile are back up on The Front Porch — choppin’ it up and discussing the journey of being a pastor’s wife. What does this … Continue reading

Single Black Sister Serves in 10/40 Window

Usually on The Front Porch, we chop it up about topics surrounding pastoral ministry and the African-American church. But today we’re sitting with a single, African-American sister who has been … Continue reading

WOW: Women of the Word

I was born and raised in First Baptist Church of Woodland Park.  It was a small, unassuming, country church. Most of the pastors who served there lived in the city, … Continue reading

Don’t Call Her “First Lady”

“Big Tim” does it every time he sees her. It doesn’t matter if it’s at church, in the grocery store or at the little league game. Every time he sees … Continue reading

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

Sisters & Bible Study

Sisters Kristie Anyabwile and Jamie Love are up on the front porch, choppin’ it up about how to encourage other sisters in God’s Word and how to study it. Looking … Continue reading

My People, My People: A Response to Christian Genocide from the Inside-Out

“The murderers had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. . . His neck was cut, toes were broken and hands were slashed and burned.  His face was burned, … Continue reading

Why We Should Reject Queen Bey’s Depiction of Black Womanhood

Beyoncé Knowles Carter is one of the most dominant female pop artists the world has seen. Married to “Jay-Z” (Sean Carter), Beyoncé is one-half of a billionaire entertainment power couple. … Continue reading