The Front Porch

The Front Porch – What’s Appropriate When Preaching (Video)

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 preaching. They answer questions that can be summed up as, “How far is too far? How much is too much? When is relevance irreverent?” After all, “a lot of inappropriateness in the pulpit is because we can be some inappropriate dudes!” one of the brothers suggests — which is timely wisdom considering the recent dustup with Jamal Bryant.

But what about preaching from manuscripts — should preaching only be done extemporaneously? “Well if you don’t plan what you gon’ say, you gon’ say what you don’t plan — and you and everyone else will hear it,” Tony Carter reminds us. C’mon up and join the conversation as these brothers discuss young preachers’ desire to be clever and why preaching is “sacred speech.”

The Front Porch – What Makes a Good Lay Elder and Associate Pastor? (Video)

What do lay elders do? How do staff elders work with and encourage lay elders? What are some unique temptations lay elders may face that a staff elder may not? Thabiti Anyabwile and Louis Love are on The Front Porch with East Point’s Associate Pastor, Philip Duncanson, choppin’ it up about shepherding — whether that’s full-time or bi-vocational. Enjoy this conversation about transitioning from secular work to part-time ministry.

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