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

People to Know: Pastor Jon Kelly

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Ability

For our leadership groups to be healthy, we need our leaders to display certain abilities for the role. Here are four.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Agreements

The lead pastor’s first responsibility is to build the kind of agreement that allows the elders to stick together in love and understanding when things get tough—because they will get tough.

Urban Apologetics, 4: Suffering and Evil

The end of evil is not an escape to a Black colony in Israel or elsewhere. The end of evil comes when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.

People to Know: Dr. Christena Cleveland

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

People to Know: Dr. Theon Hill

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

People to Know: Dr. George Yancey

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

People to Know: Dr. Korie Edwards

In the inaugural People to Know post, we spotlight Dr. Korie Edwards, scholar of race, religion, power and gender with a focus on Christian churches.

The Black Panther as Afrofuturist Womanist Vision

The Black Panther movie is a womanist vision of Black womanhood thriving in a Black-centered culture and universe.

Fragmentary Notes on Mark’s Gospel (chap. 2-3)

The Lord moves around to the people teaching and healing so we might see who He really is and believe rather than object.

Fragmentary Notes on Mark’s Gospel (Mark 1)

A New Year’s resolution from Mark 1: keep picking men, praying to God, preaching the gospel, and providing needs.

Highlights and Lowlights from 2017

With nothing else to do, here’s my subjective list of “top ten stories” for 2017.