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

Thinking about the Black Church with Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor

Along with Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor was the dean of entire generations of Black Church statesmen, educators, and preachers. Yet he represents a treasure store of history, theology, and mission of the Black Church. C’mon up on the porch and enjoy hearing from the doctor himself.

One More Time: MJ or KJ?

The NBA Finals recently ended. Thabiti Anyabwile, an unashamed “Lebron Hater,” asks “who is the greatest NBA player of all time?” Michael Jordan or King James? Someone else? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think!

Same Ol’ Game, Different Playas

How can you tell a sheep from a wolf in sheep’s clothing? By what they eat. Sheep eat grass. Wolves in sheep’s clothing will sooner or later eat sheep. False … Continue reading

Single Black Sister Serves in 10/40 Window

Usually on The Front Porch, we chop it up about topics surrounding pastoral ministry and the African-American church. But today we’re sitting with a single, African-American sister who has been … Continue reading

Don’t Call Her “First Lady”

“Big Tim” does it every time he sees her. It doesn’t matter if it’s at church, in the grocery store or at the little league game. Every time he sees … Continue reading

Why Black Women Should Remain in the Church

Professional journalist Joshunda Sanders offers an interesting take on Black women and the Black church in her On Faith post, “The Church Needs Black Women. Do Black Women Need the … Continue reading

Some Friendly Pastoral Thoughts for My Friends in the Arts

For some time now there’s been a significant debate raging with regard to Christians, the arts and cultural engagement. It seemed the Christian Hip Hop world might tear itself apart … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and Social Change (pt. 2)

This is the second part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and the Status Quo (pt. 1)

This is the first part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

When Evil Is No Imposition, Suffering Is the Remedy

Three hours ago my wife and I put the kids to bed, grabbed our favorite throw, snuggled on the couch and clicked “play” on 12 Years a Slave. Three hours … Continue reading

Why We Should Reject Queen Bey’s Depiction of Black Womanhood

Beyoncé Knowles Carter is one of the most dominant female pop artists the world has seen. Married to “Jay-Z” (Sean Carter), Beyoncé is one-half of a billionaire entertainment power couple. … Continue reading

Author Chat with Trillia Newbell on “United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity”

Author Trillia Newbell is back up on the porch, this time sitting with Thabiti and Kristie Anyabwile to discuss her new book, “United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.” Discussing … Continue reading