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Elicia Horton on Longevity in Marriage

What is a key ingredient for longevity in marriage?

D.A. Horton on the Importance of Reaching College Students

Why should ministries concern themselves with reaching college students?

J.T. English on Theological Formation in the Church

What advice would you give pastors who are interested in starting theological formation in their church? 

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Why We Can’t Think

Spend five minutes on social media and you’ll understand why we need the book How to Think by Alan Jacobs. Not only do people treat others differently online than they do in person, but carefulness in online speech is rare. So much of the fruit we see online is ungodly–often creating fear and stirring up anger towards our neighbor. But the symptoms of outrage and division on spaces like Twitter only reveal a deeper problem. As Jacobs says, “we suffer from a settled determination to avoid thinking” (17). Before we learn how to think from Jacobs, he tells us why we can’t. 

We are complex creatures, but one common problem we face when it comes to…

Episode 171: Sexual Purity in an Impure Age

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss pursuing holiness in the area of sexuality while the world around us seems to be on fire with impurity and temptation.

Episode 170: Dean Inserra on What’s Wrong with Purity Culture

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dean Inserra chat about Dean’s new book, “Pure: Why the Bible’s Plan for Sexuality isn’t Outdated, Irrelevant, or Oppressive.”

Episode 169: Worship Leader Pet Peeves

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss things worship leaders do that they wish they wouldn’t (and a few things they’re glad they do).

Episode 168: Chris Martin on The Real Cost of Social Media

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Chris Martin, author of the new book, “Terms of Service,” about the promise and peril of social media.



Latest Resources

Aug 9

Spurgeon the Pastor: An Interview with Geoff Chang by Brett Fredenberg and Geoff Chang

Geoff Chang serves as Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Seminary. In his latest book, Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry, Chang focuses on an often-overlooked aspect of Spurgeon’s life, his pastoral ecclesiology. He addresses topics such as church gatherings, baptism and the […]

Aug 8

Thoughts on Becoming a Pastor (Again) by Jared C. Wilson

I have slept better in the last seven years as a non-pastor than I did the years previous. And as the three other recently voted-in elders and I took our pastoral oaths, I felt the heaviness settle back onto my shoulders. Not in an ominous or otherwise negative way; not at all. But simply as a sobering reminder of the noble task (1 Tim. 3:1).

Aug 3

Episode 171: Sexual Purity in an Impure Age by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss pursuing holiness in the area of sexuality while the world around us seems to be on fire with impurity and temptation.

Aug 2

The True and Better Leonardo by David McLemore

Just as a Leonardo worked on the Mona Lisa (and, in fact, many of his other paintings—he was a meticulous procrastinator and denier of deadlines), so too is God working on us all our lives.

Jul 27

Episode 170: Dean Inserra on What’s Wrong with Purity Culture by Dean Inserra and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dean Inserra chat about Dean’s new book, “Pure: Why the Bible’s Plan for Sexuality isn’t Outdated, Irrelevant, or Oppressive.”

Jul 21

Elicia Horton on Longevity in Marriage by Elicia Horton

What is a key ingredient for longevity in marriage?

Jul 20

Episode 169: Worship Leader Pet Peeves by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss things worship leaders do that they wish they wouldn’t (and a few things they’re glad they do).

Jul 19

D.A. Horton on the Importance of Reaching College Students by D.A. Horton

Why should ministries concern themselves with reaching college students?

Jul 16

The Narrow Circle Thine Own Life by Charles Spurgeon

When thou bendest thy knee in prayer to God, limit not thy petition to the narrow circle of thine own life, tried though it be, but send out thy longing prayers for the church’s prosperity, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” and thine own soul shall be refreshed.

Jul 15

J.T. English on Theological Formation in the Church by J.T. English

What advice would you give pastors who are interested in starting theological formation in their church? 

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