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

Singing When the Pain Won’t Stop

In light of his recent move to Washington D.C., Thabiti Anyabwile offers some thoughts on the trends he sees in gospel music. In prosperity theology quietly sneaking into our praise? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think.

The Gospel in Genesis: Judah

At the New Life Conference, Ken Jones preached on , and he focused on 49:8-12. From the text, he showed how 1) although his actions are wicked, Judah is a covenant child … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Abraham

At the New Life Conference, Thabiti Anyabwile preached on to show that 1) the life of faith is a going life 2) the life of faith is a great life and 3) the life … Continue reading

The Gospel in Genesis: Fall

At the New Life Conference, Thabiti Anyabwile preached on . He specifically looked at six things: 1) The Serpent 2) The Sayings Exchanged 3) Sight 4) Sound 5) Sentencing and 6) … Continue reading

What Stephen A. Smith Missed About Domestic Violence

Stephen A. Smith’s recent comments about domestic violence caused an uproar in the media. Thabiti Anyabwile comes up on The Front Porch to make a call for men to repent and protect their sisters who have given them so much. Is domestic violence a “men’s issue”? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think.

Ask Yourself, Ask Your Church

Thabiti Anyabwile shares five questions every Christian and church leader should ask themselves and their church, especially considering that “every Christian and ministry faces the slow, subtle, suffocating pressure of the ordinary.”

Elements of Styles in Black Preaching

Over the past couple months, I’ve had the privilege to talk with a couple of seminarians concentrating on preaching. In both cases, they’ve wanted to talk about the distinctives of … Continue reading

How Much Is Too Much for a Pastor to Earn?

Thabiti Anyabwile looks at eight pastors whose net value is 200 times those in their local community. There is too little for pastors to make; this is what most pastors make. And then there is way too much!

Eight Summer Reads

Here are eight books for you to read this summer that might stir your thoughts on the African-American Church. C’mon up, grab a book, and read a few pages on the porch!

The Divide in the Black Church that Most Troubles Me

The African-American Church, much like churches of every other ethnic stripe, faces a number of potential divides. There’s the perennial split between liberal and conservative theological groups. There’s the split … Continue reading

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!