Home > thabiti anyabwile

Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Answers, ‘Is It Justifiable For Christian Artists To Use Swear Words In Their Music?’

There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far?

Read More

‘The Atlantic”s Emma Green Details How a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Caused ‘All Hell To Break Loose’ at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention

At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right. (more…)

Read More

After Backlash Following Southern Baptists’ Decision Not to Consider Pastor Dwight McKissic’s Resolution Against “Alt-Right,” Convention Officials Will Bring it to the Floor for Vote Today

A Southern Baptist Convention proposal to condemn a white nationalist group drew some backlash during the convention’s annual meeting on Tuesday when a committee first declined to bring a proposed resolution to a vote. But Southern Baptist leaders worked on the language late last night, and the convention will vote Wednesday at

Read More

A Great List of Children’s Books Featuring People of Color

Recently, a college student at our church took a children’s literature class. The professor asked the students to make a list of 100 books with minority characters. That college student resorted to one of the best sources of wisdom on the planet—the body of Christ. Members of the church contributed

Read More

Thabiti Anyabwile Remembers the Remarkable Tenure and Steadfast Faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes – a Black Pastor Who Led a White Church In 1788

A Model of Fidelity and Love “If the church is to prosper and mature, she will need faithful men to lead and care for her. The church will need men who are sound in doctrine, whose lives are guided by the Word of God, and who are willing to defend the

Read More

Concern Mounts Among Evangelicals That ERLC Leader Russell Moore Could Lose His Job; Thabiti Anyabwile and Others Warn It Would Have ‘Chilling’ Effect on SBC Efforts Toward Racial Reconciliation

Concern is mounting among evangelicals that Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm, could lose his job following months of backlash over his critiques of President Trump and religious leaders who publicly supported the Republican candidate. Any such move could be explosive for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination,

Read More

How Racial Disconnect Complicates Lifeway’s Decision to Stop Carrying Christian Rapper’s Album

Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority. (more…)

Read More

Black Southern Baptists Discuss the Race Issues Around LifeWay Christian Resources’ Decision to Remove Sho Baraka’s Album

Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority. (more…)

Read More

Thabiti Anyabwile on Why He Doesn’t Avoid the Public Eye, Converting from Islam, Pastoring, and the Burdens of Ministry

Thabiti Anyabwile never aimed to be in the public eye—but somehow, he keeps finding himself there. (more…)

Read More

Book Review: “The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation” from the Gospel for Life Series

The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often give solutions that do not work. What is the solution to problems that face our culture? I found myself thinking through this as I read through blogs and other news articles regarding racism. (more…)

Read More

Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile says, ‘I’m a Black Christian, and Guess What? Donald Trump’s America Is My America, Too’

For most of the election season, we’ve been regularly treated to pundits telling us that “America is divided.” Indeed, this campaign provided repeated evidence of division, alienation and resentment. The balkanization of the United States seemed real. (more…)

Read More

Kingdom Diversity Founder Maliek Blade Shares His Hopes for the State of the Black Church Conference and the Purposes Behind It

On Friday, October 28th, The State of the Black Church Conference takes place in Wake Forest, NC. Our brother from The Front Porch, Thabiti Anyabwile, will be in attendance to serve the conference, which is hosted by Kingdom Diversity; The Front Porch will have a booth at the conference, too,

Read More

Thabiti Anyabwile on Removing Fallen Leaders

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention. Have you noticed that recent months and years have recorded the fall of some very prominent church leaders? And that’s just the prominent leaders. Beneath those headlines are a good number of lesser-known cases. And with each story there comes a litany

Read More