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How Many Shepherds Does a Church Need?

Episode (#004) | Why does the Bible almost always refer to Shepherds in the plural? Because no one man can do it all. No one man has the gifts necessary to care for an entire congregation. Shepherds, then, are gifts from God to be received with joy who should care for each individual sheep. This is why the Bible almost always refers to elders—plural.

What Does A Shepherd Do?

Episode (#003) | What are the biblical requirements of the Shepherd? Thabiti suggests that there are at least four: knowing the sheep, feeding the sheep, leading the sheep, and protecting the sheep. C’mon up and join the conversation.

What is a Shepherd?

Episode (#002) | Can it really be true that Christians need more than their local church? And if they do, what is the thing they’re missing: a preacher? a pastor? Are those the same thing? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Afghanistan Matters via Flickr Creative Commons)

Working Together For Your Joy

Episode (#001) | Pastor & People is a weekly podcast hosted by The Front Porch. Its aim is to encourage pastors and the people in their charge to work together for the faith and joy of their church. (Photograph by United Way of Greater St. Louis via Flickr Creative Commons)

From Grandma to Pastors: The State of the Black Church

What is the state of the traditional black church today? Is it healthy, in good shape, or bad shape? Is prosperity theology historically a norm of black churches? Louis Love gathers pastors Keelan Atkinson, Bobby Scott, and Kevin Smith to chop it up on this weighty topic. C’mon up, pull up a chair, and join the conversation (Photograph by Shavar Ross via Flickr Creative Commons).

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

The Gospel in Genesis: Joseph

At the New Life Conference, Anthony Carter preached on  to show that Joseph, a ruler highly favored and a redeemer highly gracious, was a type of Christ. This was the … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Judah

At the New Life Conference, Ken Jones preached on , and he focused on 49:8-12. From the text, he showed how 1) although his actions are wicked, Judah is a covenant child … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Abraham

At the New Life Conference, Thabiti Anyabwile preached on to show that 1) the life of faith is a going life 2) the life of faith is a great life and 3) the life … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: The Flood

At the New Life Conference, Ken Jones preached on the flood () to show its relation to 1) the manifestation of God’s holy and immutable hatred 2) the contaminating and corrupting … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Fall

At the New Life Conference, Thabiti Anyabwile preached on . He specifically looked at six things: 1) The Serpent 2) The Sayings Exchanged 3) Sight 4) Sound 5) Sentencing and 6) … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Creation

At the New Life Conference, Anthony Carter preached on Genesis 2:4-25 to show that creation is 1) God’s power displayed, 2) God’s beauty portrayed, and 3) Creation is intelligently made. C’mon up and enjoy the talk.