Resources by Staff

Feb 23

Join the New England Study Tour This May!

Deadline to Register is March 1

by Staff

Walk where Edwards and Whitefield walked, visit everywhere from Yale to Harvard and coastal Maine to rural Vermont, meet with local pastors and church planters, and even enjoy some local eateries and coffee.

Jun 15, 2015

John Yeats on Non-Negotiables for Biblical Leadership by Staff

What qualities are non-negotiable for biblical leadership?

Jul 30, 2015

John Newton's Pastoral Poem by Staff

It is a bitter sweet,
A sorrow full of joy . . .

Jul 17, 2015

Jesus' Call Was to Plant Churches by Staff

According to Tim Keller, virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith.

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear On Winning A Church to Mission

How do you win a church to mission?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

How do you win a church to mission?

Jun 13, 2016

J.D. Greear on The Power of The Spirit

Why is the Holy Spirit inside us better than the Jesus beside us?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

Why is the Holy Spirit inside us better than the Jesus beside us?

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear on The Bible Belt

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

by Staff

Series: Mission Field Interviews

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

May 29, 2015

Jason Allen on The FTC Regional Conference

Why Am I Committed to Expository Preaching?

by Staff
Jan 23, 2016

Is There Something Wrong With 'Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?' by Staff

The cliche "God hates the sin but loves the sinner" is false on the face of it and should be abandoned.

Apr 20

Introducing: The For The Church Podcast by Staff

Hosted by Jared Wilson, this new podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.

Sep 8, 2016

Introducing The Center for Public Theology

An Interview with Owen Strachan

by Staff

An interview with Owen Strachan, professor at Midwestern Seminary and Director of the Center for Public Theology.

Sep 20, 2016

Introducing Our New FTC Editorial Assistants by Staff

We've been pleased to bring on board a couple of editorial assistants to help with the day-to-day publication of FTC resources and other Midwestern publishing needs, and it's my privilege to introduce them to you.

May 13, 2015

If You're a Christian, You Believe in God's Sovereignty by Staff

The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God's hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence.

Apr 25, 2015

How to Deal with Persistent Guilt by Staff

When guilt persists, remember where Jesus is and where he's been.

Aug 9, 2015

How to Almost Guarantee Your Children Will Run in the Opposite Direction from the Faith by Staff

Do we want to guarantee that our children will run in the opposite direction of our most cherished biblical convictions? All we have to do is sterilize our churches.

May 25, 2015

How the Gospel Establishes the Law by Staff

"Sooner might fire be without heat, and a solid body be without weight, than a true faith of the gospel be without evangelical holiness."

Aug 30, 2015

How Our Fullness and Christ's Fullness Differ by Staff

In Christ, there is the fullness of a fountain, which proceeds from himself and depends on no one else.

Feb 3

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media? by Staff

Series: Conversations

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?

Aug 22, 2015

How Do We Cherish Virginity Without Moralistic Fearmongering? by Staff

Must we teach our teens to be responsible, to cherish their purity, and to save the gift of sexual intimacy for marriage? Yes, without question. But so many of our
efforts amount to condemning present affections without that expulsive power of a new one.

Aug 2, 2015

Heaven is Taking Over: Yield by Staff

This is the meaning of existence, if you will accept it and enter in.

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Preparation

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

Jun 15, 2015

Grounded in God's Powerful Words by Staff

At each new beginning, the centrality of God's authoritative and creative word is reaffirmed and reemphasized. Because our salvation is not born of human will or merit but the powerful word of God, which dissolves darkness into light and raises the dead to life.

Apr 25, 2015

Grace is as Awesome as Its Source by Staff

Jonathan Edwards saw God's grace as a tide of goodness.

Jul 27, 2015

Go to Christ by Staff

Let us therefore be incited, when we hear of such a fullness, not to take the grace of God in vain, but strive to participate in it . . .

Feb 28, 2016

God is the Way Back to Himself by Staff

If salvation is to be had at all it must be of divine origin.

Aug 8, 2015

Free From the Law, O Happy Condition by Staff

The apostle having established the doctrine of justification, and answered the objections commonly urged against it, now asserts his triumphant conclusion . . .

Apr 27, 2015

Fanny Crosby Wishes She Was Born Blind by Staff

"Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?" said the poet.

May 2, 2015

False Teachers Are Gentlemen by Staff

It will seldom be popular to resist false teachers in the church because they are almost always perceived as bringing a blessing and speaking with winsome words. They are gentlemen.

Jan 10, 2016

Exultational Theology by Staff

Some examples of writing that worships.

Jul 9, 2015

Exiles Don't Swagger by Staff

Being Christian exiles in American culture does not end our influence; it takes the swagger out of it.

Dec 25, 2015

Elizabeth Coleridge's Stable

A Christmas Poem

by Staff

A punchy little Christmas poem.

Dec 15, 2016

Earn Seminary Credit at The Gospel Coalition Conference with 'The Pastor and The Gospel' by Staff

Enroll in Midwestern Seminary's TGC Conference course "The Pastor and The Gospel" today.

Jul 22, 2015

Don Whitney on Praying the Bible by Staff

Series: Conversations

What does it mean to "pray the Bible," and why is it important?

Apr 1, 2016

Don't Miss FTC '16: Portraits of a Pastor

September 26-27

by Staff

Don't miss this year's For The Church Conference (Sep. 26-27), featuring Jason Allen, Darrin Patrick, Jared Wilson, and more, hosted by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri.

Nov 15, 2015

Do Not Let Your Sense of Failure Blind You to the Glory of Gospel Freedom by Staff

When I was a young man, I heard D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comment that he would not go across the street to hear himself preach.

Aug 23, 2015

Do Not Be Anxious About the Threats of Man by Staff

Therefore, the demand of Jesus stands, and there is sufficient reason to obey it with joy and courage. Don't be anxious about the ordinary needs of life, and don't fear the threats of man.

May 5, 2015

Doctrine is Not a Formality by Staff

We cannot afford to be perfunctory about doctrine.

Jan 31, 2016

Did Jesus 'Descend Into Hell?' by Staff

John Piper comments on a later insertion to the Apostles' Creed.

Jun 13, 2016

Devin Maddox on The Importance of Bonhoeffer to the American Church

What can the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer teach the American church today?

by Staff

What can the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer teach the American church today?

May 7, 2015

Curing the Thief, Not Just the Theft by Staff

In the middle of winter, Boston was low on fuel and a man came to the governor complaining that a "needy person" was stealing from his woodpile . . .

Aug 1, 2015

Conspiracy Theories and God's Sovereignty by Staff

The facts demonstrate that Christian people who believe and embrace these kinds of theories are in the same boat as atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists. They have thrown God out of the picture as one who has lost control of his world.

Jun 13, 2016

Clint Pressley on Training Young Men for Ministry by Staff

Series: Conversations

What are some vital components to training young men for ministry?

Apr 28, 2015

Church Growth Methodologies Are Beside the Point by Staff

Our goal is not to grow churches, but to make disciples.

Mar 6, 2016

Christ's Glory is the Pearl of Great Price by Staff

"But when the believer discovers this pearl of great price itself, then his soul cleaves to it with joy.”

May 13, 2015

Christ's Glory is the Pearl of Great Price by Staff

Every sacred truth that reveals something of the glory of Christ to our souls, is a pearl or precious stone which enriches us.

Jun 19, 2015

Christianity and a Much Deeper Problem Than the Will by Staff

Christianity recognizes our problem as a matter of character, of human nature.

Apr 26, 2015

Change of Will Needs a Change of Heart by Staff

You can't just decide to change your heart, Thomas Chalmers says.