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Won Kwak on Identifying Future Leaders

In this video, we asked Won Kwak, pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in NJ, “How do you identify potential leaders in your church?”

Matt Smethurst on Kindness as a Virtue

In this video, we asked Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, why kindness is a virtue worth working to cultivate. 

Paul Chitwood on Helpful Questions to Ask Someone Desiring to Go Overseas

FTC.co asks Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, “What are some helpful questions to ask if someone is sensing a call to go overseas?”

Book Reviews

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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 154: Ed Romine on Ministry Among the Latter Day Saints in Utah

In this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Ed Romine about LDS (Mormon) theology and culture, and the mission of bringing nonChristian Utah the gospel of Jesus.

Episode 153: FTC Mailbag

This episode of the FTC Podcast is the latest installment in the FTC Mailbag feature. Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose answer listener-submitted questions on pastoring congregants who want to leave, what to do when your pastor is preaching self-help sermons, solid student ministry, pastors pursuing PhD’s, sustaining long-distance ministry friendships, and the Muppets.

Episode 152: Kyle Idleman on Reaching People One at a Time

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman about the vital importance of personal, one-on-one ministry, especially in a growing church.

Episode 151: The Craft of Preaching – Introductions

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose begin a new regular feature, “The Craft of Preaching.”



Latest Resources

Jan 28

Won Kwak on Identifying Future Leaders by Won S. Kwak

In this video, we asked Won Kwak, pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in NJ, “How do you identify potential leaders in your church?”

Jan 26

Cannabis is in the Bible: Debunking an Interpretative Myth by J. Alan Branch

Marijuana advocates often repeat this claim in an effort to gain leverage for the moral permissibility of smoking pot. The claim is so strange and peculiar, pastors, church leaders, and parents can be caught off guard and find themselves ill-prepared to answer this bit of cannabis urban legend.

Jan 26

Episode 154: Ed Romine on Ministry Among the Latter Day Saints in Utah by Ed Romine and Jared C. Wilson

In this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Ed Romine about LDS (Mormon) theology and culture, and the mission of bringing nonChristian Utah the gospel of Jesus.

Jan 24

Links for the Church (1/24) by Staff

This week’s links include resources on choosing our service wisely, discontentment with church, myths about sin, and having conversations about race.

Jan 24

No Insurance for Broken Hearts by Grace Sutton

Human beings weren’t made to expect disappointment, but rather perfection, beauty, truth, and satisfaction in God. We were not made to be banished from his presence in Eden, and yet this is where we find ourselves.

Jan 22

Look Upon Thyself, as You Were and as You are Now by Charles Spurgeon

Great believer, thou wouldst have been a great sinner if God had not made thee to differ. O thou who art valiant for truth, thou wouldst have been as valiant for error if grace had not laid hold upon thee.

Jan 21

With Me You Shall Be in Safekeeping by David McLemore

There may be a time when you too must run for your life. If so, there is a king who has stooped low, and if you run to him, you shall be in safekeeping.

Jan 21

Matt Smethurst on Kindness as a Virtue by Matt Smethurst

In this video, we asked Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, why kindness is a virtue worth working to cultivate. 

Jan 20

How to Think: A Book Review by Michael Abraham

Thinking is hard work, and Jacobs is a proven guide to help us learn. Give your time, energy, and vulnerability to becoming a better thinker. It will take conscious effort and a settled conviction, but it’s worth it.

Jan 19

Episode 153: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Nathan Rose

This episode of the FTC Podcast is the latest installment in the FTC Mailbag feature. Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose answer listener-submitted questions on pastoring congregants who want to leave, what to do when your pastor is preaching self-help sermons, solid student ministry, pastors pursuing PhD’s, sustaining long-distance ministry friendships, and the Muppets.

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