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Michael Kelley On Our Fear of The Boring

Why shouldn't we be afraid of mundane or boring things?

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?

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Every pastor, at some point in their ministry, will encounter criticism. However, how a person responds to criticism is not necessarily something that happens naturally wholesome. Joel R. Beeke and Nick Thompson, in their new book, Pastors and their Critics: A Guide to Coping with Criticism in the Ministry, discuss a common but unaddressed problem that is unfortunately pervasive within the church today. They aim to speak to the question of how one should respond to destructive criticism toward the pastor. They address the problem in four parts, setting first a biblical foundation, then writing on practical principles for coping, and then giving constructive criticism, while lastly giving an idea on how to cast a theological…

Episode 178: Spitballing on Cultural Engagement

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the tricky issue of the church “engaging the culture.” What should that look like? What should it not? From participation in Halloween to navigating cultural artifacts like movies, music, or even politics, what are some ways Christians should think about such things?

Episode 177: Brant Hansen on The Men We Need

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with radio host and author Brant Hansen about Christian manhood — its problems and promise — about godly ambition, toxic masculinity, and the like, as well as Asperger’s, mission, and more.

Episode 176: Raising Kids Who Love Jesus

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the discipleship of children, from family worship tips to church engagement and beyond.

Episode 175: Geoff Chang on Spurgeon the Pastor

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with his MBTS colleague Dr. Geoff Chang, professor of church history and curator of the Spurgeon Library, about his new book on Spurgeon’s pastoral ministry, implications for megachurches, and more.



Latest Resources

Sep 27

Surgeons of the Soul by Scott Sauls

I suppose what I’m trying to say here is that the “faithful wounds” God sometimes calls us to inflict on one another as mutual “surgeons of the soul”—always as with a healing scalpel and never as with an injurious sword—can sometimes create further relational strain.

Sep 27

My Only Comfort by David McLemore

My back hurts almost all the time now. It starts when I wake up. I turn on my left side to stop the alarm from waking my wife and notice the slight twinge of discomfort. If I am not careful, laying there on my pillow with my head tilted the wrong way will prepare me […]

Sep 26

Missing God’s Word While Preaching God’s Words by Ben Connelly

Did you know that the Bible never refers to itself as God’s Word? Before you tear your robes and stone me for heresy, I do believe that “all scripture is God-breathed and profitable” (2 Tim. 3:16). And I do believe that the words we find in our Bibles are indeed God’s words. But God’s words […]

Sep 23

One-to-One Bible Reading in Missions by Silas Thompson

I first read David Helm’s book One to One Bible Reading: a Simple Guide for Every Christian, when I was preparing to serve in East Asia. I believe the approach to discipleship that Helm promotes in the book lends to missionary work. I think that there are a few ways that O2O is uniquely suited […]

Sep 23

Michael Kelley On Our Fear of The Boring by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why shouldn't we be afraid of mundane or boring things?

Sep 22

Remember: Actively Reflecting on the Goodness of God by Kelsey Stookey

Has someone ever asked you if you have had a good weekend and you have a moment where you cannot remember what you did? Sometimes, it takes me a minute to remember what has happened even a few days back. Isn’t it bizarre that we are so forgetful? As I was reflecting on that, I […]

Sep 21

Protect the Sheep by Will Jackson

Often when we think of pastors, we might associate the agrarian function of a shepherd who provides nourishment and physical guidance to his flock with the spiritual leadership of the local church office. When recently asked, “how does a pastor protect the flock?” I found myself initially thinking in terms of the appeal given by […]

Sep 21

Episode 178: Spitballing on Cultural Engagement by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the tricky issue of the church “engaging the culture.” What should that look like? What should it not? From participation in Halloween to navigating cultural artifacts like movies, music, or even politics, what are some ways Christians should think about such things?

Sep 21

Thoughts on Studying Revelation by David Prince

Revelation unveils with more clarity and greater specificity the glorious triumph of the Lamb, our Lord, Savior, and King—Jesus Christ. 

Sep 20

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament–Step 11: Systematic Theology by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

In the interpretive process, the stage considering Systematic Theology is asking more specifically, “How does our passage theologically cohere with the whole Bible?” Or, “How does our passage contribute to our understanding of certain doctrines?”

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