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Jani Ortlund on Longevity in Marriage

What is a key ingredient for longevity in marriage?

Clint Pressley on Leadership Qualities for Gospel Centrality

What leadership qualities are needed in transitioning a church to greater gospel-centrality?

Afshin Ziafat on if Christians Think They’re Bad at Evangelism

Afshin Ziafat gives his advice to Cristians who simply feel they are terrible at evangelism. 

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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 165: Knowing God’s Will for Your Life

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss how a Christian can know God’s will for their life.

Episode 164: Thomas Kidd on the Fascinating Case of Thomas Jefferson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with historian Dr. Thomas Kidd about his new biography of Thomas Jefferson, helping us separate fact from fiction in Jefferson’s life and spirituality.

Episode 163: Ross Ferguson on His Story and Ministry in Scotland

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Ross Ferguson, Midwestern Seminary student and former pastor from Scotland on the gospel story of his own life and ministry.

Episode 162: FTC Mailbag – Part 2

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson responds to listener-submitted topics from Facebook, including Christ-centered Bible commentaries, older pastors in seminary, tips for young senior pastors, and how pastors in this unique ministry season can find encouragement. 



Latest Resources

Jun 25

Thy Redeemer is Yours by Charles Spurgeon

All the offices of Christ are held on our behalf. He is king for us, priest for us, and prophet for us.

Jun 24

Jani Ortlund on Longevity in Marriage by Jani Ortlund

What is a key ingredient for longevity in marriage?

Jun 22

Episode 165: Knowing God’s Will for Your Life by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss how a Christian can know God’s will for their life.

Jun 22

The Beatitudes of Leadership by Brandon Braun

 Church leadership is at a crossroads. It’s time for us to choose a better way – the “blessed” way.

Jun 20

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 9–Literary Context by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

As you examine your passage in view of the whole book, there are at least three areas you want to keep in mind: literary placement, literary function, and literary details.

Jun 18

The Key to Everlasting Paradise by Charles Spurgeon

What joy it will be to find that faith in him is the golden key to the everlasting doors.

Jun 17

Clint Pressley on Leadership Qualities for Gospel Centrality by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations

What leadership qualities are needed in transitioning a church to greater gospel-centrality?

Jun 16

Above the Clouds, There is Sunshine by Brett Fredenberg

Christians have a unique foundation for strength which has no rival. Christians can draw strength from the One with all strength, in whom there could be no true threat.

Jun 16

The Holy Spirit and Human Flourishing by Drake Burrows

As human beings, we are most fully embodied and in our proper place when we are in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit. Thus, there is no path toward true and lasting human flourishing apart from God’s indwelling Spirit.

Jun 15

Episode 164: Thomas Kidd on the Fascinating Case of Thomas Jefferson by Jared C. Wilson and Thomas Kidd

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with historian Dr. Thomas Kidd about his new biography of Thomas Jefferson, helping us separate fact from fiction in Jefferson’s life and spirituality.

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