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Matt Smethurst on Having a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

FTC.co asks Matt Smethurst, managing editor at The Gospel Coalition, “What are helpful diagnostic questions someone can ask to evaluate if they have a healthy relationship with social media?”

Jason Duesing on Why Hope is Important for Our Current Cultural Context

FTC.co asks Jason Duesing, provost and professor of historical theology at Midwestern Seminary, “Why is hope important for our current cultural context?”

Patrick Schreiner on Why Christians Should Regularly Intake the Gospels

FTC.co asks Patrick Schreiner, associate professor of New Testament and biblical studies at Midwestern Seminary, “Why should Christians regularly intake the Gospels?”

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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 196: How to Make Christian Movies Better

Why are Christian movies so bad? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the state of Christian media and how it can be improved.

Episode 195: Erik Raymond on He is Not Ashamed

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor and author Erik Raymond about his book He is Not Ashamed and the amazing grace of Jesus for hurting, broken, sinful people.

Episode 194: FTC Mailbag

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson dig back into the ol’ mailbag and answer listener-submitted questions related to handling the departure of a beloved pastor, what first-year pastors should prioritize, performance-driven worship, when to leave the secular workforce and pursue a ministry job, and more.

Episode 193: Patrick Schreiner on A Political Gospel

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with fellow Midwestern Seminary professor Dr. Patrick Schreiner about his new book on Christians bearing public witness in a politically crazy world.



Latest Resources

Jan 26

Considering Grief by Jeffrey Perry

My kids love stories, and honestly, I would argue that we all do. I remember around the age of ten, my dad would read a chapter of the Hardy Boys before bed. As my brothers and I listened, we would become engulfed in the story. However, as exciting as it was, there was always a […]

Jan 25

Episode 196: How to Make Christian Movies Better by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

Why are Christian movies so bad? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the state of Christian media and how it can be improved.

Jan 24

Cultivating Faith Like a Child by Adam Kareus

“I’m getting a new friend tomorrow!” This was the announcement my 5-year-old daughter had for me when I picked her up from kindergarten. She was absolutely sure she would have a new friend coming. This was kind of mystifying for me, for while I am aware that little kids make friends with an ease that […]

Jan 19

Why Your Students Need a Reading Plan by Andrew Harper

To be totally honest, I didn’t start reading the Bible on a consistent basis until I was in college, I didn’t read much of anything until I was in college. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the Bible or think it wasn’t important, I just didn’t know where to start. The Bible is a big […]

Jan 18

How to (Actually) Reach Your City for Christ by Doug Hanna

This is a story about how a really discouraging Easter led to one of the healthiest seasons in the life of our church.

Jan 18

Episode 195: Erik Raymond on He is Not Ashamed by Erik Raymond and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor and author Erik Raymond about his book He is Not Ashamed and the amazing grace of Jesus for hurting, broken, sinful people.

Jan 13

Matt Smethurst on Having a Healthy Relationship with Social Media by Matt Smethurst

FTC.co asks Matt Smethurst, managing editor at The Gospel Coalition, “What are helpful diagnostic questions someone can ask to evaluate if they have a healthy relationship with social media?”

Jan 13

Keeping the Faith: Spurgeon and the Downgrade Controversy by Jason K. Allen

As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.

Jan 12

Worship: The Completion of Our Affection by Dustin Rouse

C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. One of the most impactful things he has written in regards to worship isn’t about the subject of worship in particular, but it definitely helps my heart to feel and my mind to know what is true. He says this in “Reflections on the Psalms” : “I […]

Jan 12

A Plea for Sound Doctrine by Brannon Pate

If you could write a letter to someone before you died, what would you say? Many of us would write to our spouses, children, or close friends to remind them how much we love them. Or perhaps some of us would write to that person who we had withheld forgiveness from for so long to […]

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