There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far? Read More
At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right.
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Her husband is a minister, but she isn't interested in being her church's "first lady."
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A Southern Baptist Convention proposal to condemn a white nationalist group drew some backlash during the convention’s annual meeting on Tuesday when a committee first declined to bring a proposed resolution to a vote.
But Southern Baptist leaders worked on the language late last night, and the convention will vote Wednesday at Read More
Recently, a college student at our church took a children’s literature class. The professor asked the students to make a list of 100 books with minority characters. That college student resorted to one of the best sources of wisdom on the planet—the body of Christ. Members of the church contributed Read More
A Model of Fidelity and Love
“If the church is to prosper and mature, she will need faithful men to lead and care for her. The church will need men who are sound in doctrine, whose lives are guided by the Word of God, and who are willing to defend the Read More
Everyone has a mental list of “I wish I had knowns” in their life and that list only grows longer as one gets older. These can be everything from wishing you had known more about someone before that bad date or the endless “wish I had knowns” as parents look Read More
Concern is mounting among evangelicals that Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm, could lose his job following months of backlash over his critiques of President Trump and religious leaders who publicly supported the Republican candidate. Any such move could be explosive for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, Read More
Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority.
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Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority. (more…) Read More
Thabiti Anyabwile never aimed to be in the public eye—but somehow, he keeps finding himself there. (more…) Read More
The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often give solutions that do not work. What is the solution to problems that face our culture? I found myself thinking through this as I read through blogs and other news articles regarding racism. (more…) Read More
For most of the election season, we’ve been regularly treated to pundits telling us that “America is divided.” Indeed, this campaign provided repeated evidence of division, alienation and resentment. The balkanization of the United States seemed real. (more…) Read More
On Friday, October 28th, The State of the Black Church Conference takes place in Wake Forest, NC. Our brother from The Front Porch, Thabiti Anyabwile, will be in attendance to serve the conference, which is hosted by Kingdom Diversity; The Front Porch will have a booth at the conference, too, Read More
In our previous posts (part one and part two), we suggested that it might be good for a Christian to remain at their local churches even when the pastor(s) preach a false gospel or there’s been moral failure in the leadership. Those are good reasons to leave a church when Read More
In our first post we mentioned three very good reasons why a Christian might leave their local church: false gospels, moral failure in the leadership, and spiritual abuse. We then talked briefly about staying even when a leader preaches a false gospel. (more…) Read More
In God’s kindness I have the privilege of meeting and talking with a lot of Christians around the world. In those travels, I’m often asked questions about leaving a church. When should one leave? Under what circumstances? In what manner? And so on. (more…) Read More
I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention. Have you noticed that recent months and years have recorded the fall of some very prominent church leaders? And that’s just the prominent leaders. Beneath those headlines are a good number of lesser-known cases. And with each story there comes a litany Read More
Christian circles take for granted that being “biblical” is a good thing. In fact, rare are the professing Christians who don’t think they’re “biblical” or at least trying to be. (more…) Read More
Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile on why he’s not abstaining from the polls this year and will vote for a candidate he doesn’t support.
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