Interviews

Brothers in the Local Church: Serving or Throwing Stones?

In this interview, Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with Dr. Eric Redmond, executive pastoral assistant and bible scholar in residence at New Canaan Baptist Church in Washington D.C. The brothers … Continue reading

CEOs, Preachers, and Shepherds: What’s the Difference?

“Shepherding” is a term that isn’t all too common in many pastoral circles, especially in traditional black churches. What does it mean to guide, protect, feed, and guard the sheep, … Continue reading

Deacon Run Churches: Are They Biblical?

Louis Love, Tony Carter, and Thabiti Anyabwile come up on The Front Porch to chop it up about elders and deacons — the two offices the Bible prescribes. The brothers … Continue reading

The Need For A Historical Faith

Why is it important for Christians to have a faith that is grounded historically? What is great about this current generation’s zeal, and is there anything dangerous about this passion? … Continue reading

Called to Preach

How do you know if you’re being called to the ministry? Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter come up on the porch to discuss what a “calling” to ministry … Continue reading

The Gospel and its Counterfeits

What is the gospel? What are some of its counterfeits? What are Christians to think of the “Liberation Gospel?” “the Social Gospel?” Usually, “if you have to put an adjective … Continue reading

What’s Appropriate When Preaching?

Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter come up on the porch to talk about the lines pastors shouldn’t cross, as mandated by Scripture and suggested by wisdom, in their … Continue reading

What is Expositional Preaching?

Why is saying, “Joseph had a dream, so follow your dreams!” NOT Expositional Preaching? What is “Expositional Preaching?” It seems to be kind of like heaven — lots of folks … Continue reading

Sermon Preparation

Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter return to one of their favorite front porches to discuss how they prepare to divide the Word for their congregations. How many hours do these brothers put in? What days are devoted to sermon prep? C’mon up on the porch and join in the conversation.

Ministry Training with Bible Doubters: Questions & Counsel

You might be a young brother wondering where you should get trained for ministry. Maybe you’re a seasoned pastor, but you feel led to pursue formal education. If you’re anywhere in between, … 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

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

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