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

Prolegomenon: On Authority and Sufficiency

The inspiration, inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of the Bible requires that our definitions, understandings, practices and pursuits of justice be framed and filled by the Bible.

Black and White Churches: Two Christian Expressions, One Family

America is home to two expressions of Christianity: Black and White. What will it take to live in a deeper, richer, affirming, understanding unity than the two churches have known to date?

If a Man Doesn’t Work

In a poor inner-city community, the greatest asset or currency is hope. Our experience with a job fair ministry provided a lot of hope.

The Happiest New Year Yet?

I’m prayerful that this New Year’s Day somewhere in the diaspora there’s an enterprising, focused, and hopeful person doing something that will one day mark another advance in the long sojourn of people of color.

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.