09.13.13

God Exposed: Exposition in Non-white Contexts

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Hear Thabiti’s talk on how biblical exposition changes contexts, rather than contexts changing biblical, expositional preaching.

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

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  • Pastor Rodrick Sweet

    Thank you brother Thabiti for this insightful and thought provoking discourse! I have heard these kinds of statements about my exposition of scripture all of my ministry. I have been told that “I was waiting for you to really preach today!” or “That was a very good lesson but remember you are called to preach!” Even on my seminary campus my fellow classmates urge me to preach in the black preaching tradition. I look forward to more dialogs on this topic!

    • Thabiti Anyabwile

      Hey bro,
      Thanks for joining us on the porch! I’m grateful for your commitment to make the Lord’s word plain.

      Keep before you. “But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”

      Also –“and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

      Make the word plain and God will make the word powerful.

      For Jesus,
      T

  • Michael_Pharr

    Awesome and encouraging at the same time. As a minister & the
    volunteer youth leader at the church I am over a preaching team of 8
    individuals (including myself) and we are allowed by our Sr. Pastor to
    have a youth service where the gospel is preached 2x a Sunday. The one
    thing I’ve communicated to each preacher is the need for expositional
    preaching. If you think preaching expositionally in hard in front of a
    largely black congregation, try doing it in front of youth (many of whom
    don’t want to be there). We have looked at ways to engage the youth
    with our preaching and etc and my mission is to stand firm with our
    current style of preaching. Thank you sir for the encouragement to keep
    preaching the way we are preaching.

  • Pastor Bobby Scott

    This will be mandatory listening for every Intern and pastor I work with from now on. I hope you have or will put this in print. This is an invaluable help to all of us in urban trenches.

    • Thabiti

      Thanks for the encouragement, bro, and your recent posts on marriage. I pray the Lord encourages the men you train for the ministry!