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

Discussing Spiritual Gifts on ‘The Chopping Block’

Are spiritual gifts for today? If so, which gifts still operate in the Church? Join the fellas at “The Chopping Block” for a wide-ranging discussion.

When We Get Personal

When things get personal we’re really not talking about the Church any more; we’re talking about each other. We attack the person rather than the idea. The real loser in such circumstances are our local congregations.

The War for the Church

The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?

Realists, Romantics and Conversations about the Church

Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.

The Difference Between a Healthy and a Peaceful Church

An outwardly prosperous church is not the same thing as an inwardly healthy church. Knowing the difference can make the difference.

Thabiti Anyabwile, Ken Jones, and Mark Dever on Black Churches

Join Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever, and Ken Jones as these brothers chop it up about black churches and their involvement in communities, the doctrines of GRACE, and how the Lord has brought these brothers into Christian ministry.

Reviewing 2015, Predicting 2016

What might we think about all that went down this past year? From growth of the The Black Lives Matter Movement to The Supreme Court’s changing of the legal definition of marriage, 2015 provided a number of issues that cast an interesting shadow for 2016. C’mon up and join the conversation! Happy New Year!

Shepherding Women: Beyond the Nursery—Getting Women on Mission

Episode (#018) | If women are called to appropriately participate in everything that is the mission of the church, how might we encourage sisters’ involvement in the mission of the church? How do we correct chauvinism masquerading as complementarianism? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Shepherding Women: What Boundaries Must Be Maintained?

Episode (#017) | What are appropriate boundaries to be maintained between pastors and women in the church? How should a church view pastor who is having an illicit sexual relationship? What are signals of a pastor grooming a sister for abuse? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Podcasts to the People!

What African-American, Christian podcasts are out there? Do you have any to add to Thabiti’s list?

Shepherding Women: What Is the Shepherd’s Responsibility for Women in the Congregation?

Episode (#016) | How do you care for godly women in a culture in a world that blurs the line between male and female? How might a pastor define biblical femininity for a growing generation of women who do not know what that means? C’mon up and join the conversation.

The Survival of Your Church May Depend on Its Membership Practices

What can we learn from the excommunication of a 103-year-old saint from her church? C’mon up and join the conversation.