Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

People to Know: Kim Cash Tate

Brining a basic introduction to leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Assignments

Making assignments clear among the pastors goes a long way in healthy, effective elder teams.

People to Know: Rev. C.J. Rhodes, Jr.

About 100 years ago, one of the best compliments you could receive from an African-American leader from another African-American leader was that you were a “Race man.”

People to Know: Dr. Curtis Woods

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Accountability

Unaccountable elders and teams are a danger to themselves, their families and the sheep in their care.

People to Know: Lloyd and Jan Chinn

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Atmosphere

The best elder boards maintain an atmosphere of joy, equality, prayer and friendship.

Hitting Reset on Conversations about “Race,” Racism and the Church

A series of posts defining and detailing important concepts like “race,” “racialized,” “white privilege,” and the problem with “color-blind” approaches to theology and society.

People to Know: Pastor Jon Kelly

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Ability

For our leadership groups to be healthy, we need our leaders to display certain abilities for the role. Here are four.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Agreements

The lead pastor’s first responsibility is to build the kind of agreement that allows the elders to stick together in love and understanding when things get tough—because they will get tough.

Urban Apologetics, 4: Suffering and Evil

The end of evil is not an escape to a Black colony in Israel or elsewhere. The end of evil comes when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.