Tags » Thabiti Anyabwile

Be Careful, Little Flock, How You Hear

A few years ago Thabiti Anyabwile published a little book, What is a Healthy Church Member? In it, he urged healthy church members to be expositional listeners, by which he meant that just as the faithful pastor makes the main point of his message the main point of the text (i.e., expositional preaching), so healthy congregations will also make it a priority to comprehend the expositional sermon. 1,009 more words


A Model of Charity, Clarity and Courage in Pastoral Care | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

We pastors often find ourselves speaking during troublesome and difficult times. We address biblical texts with thorny truths that offend people. We appear at bedsides to comfort the dying and the grieving. 122 more words

8 Suggestions for Applying the Gospel in Light of Brown, Grant, Gurley, Rice and Others | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile


Yesterday following the morning service a dear and faithful brother approached me at the door. In his customarily intense way, he looked me in the eyes and thanked me for the sermon. 223 more words

Illustrating "Recursive Discourse": How Our Stories Solidify Racial and Class Structures

When I was working on my previous blog post about how Sir Anthony Gidden’s Theory of Structuration helped me link individual and structural sin, I ran a draft past my friend Ryan Thomas Neace. 892 more words

RECOMMENDED: Four Common But Misleading Themes in Ferguson-Like Times by Thabiti Anyabwile

As I read Voddie Baucham’s “Thoughts on Ferguson” I was bothered, not because of what he said, but because of what he left out. I was concerned because this is just the sort of ammunition, from an… 78 more words

Recommended Media

We Live in a World of “Inconsolable Things” | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

One of my absolute favorite books is Zack Eswine’s penetrating and healing work, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry As a Human Being (Crossway, 2013). I think this book should be required reading for every seminarian, new pastor and veteran pastor. 99 more words

The Gospel (Coalition) and Ferguson

There is an interesting contrast of perspectives on happenings in Ferguson over at The Gospel Coalition. I am not sure “contrast” is strong enough; nor if “interesting” is clear enough; but nonetheless… 450 more words