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Dean Inserra on Staying in Ministry

What is a key ingredient for longevity in ministry? 

Noah Oldham on the Pastor’s Physical Health

Why should pastors care about their physical health?

Jason Duesing on Adverbs in Theological Writing

In this video, FTC.co talked with Dr. Jason Duesing on the role of adverbs in theological writing. 

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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 161: FTC Mailbag – Part 1

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson responds to listener-submitted topics from Twitter, including: What to do when people act crazy on social media, if pastors should pastors care how much they get paid, how to lead change in a congregation, if congregational voting is biblical, and more. 

From the Archives — Episode 87: Gavin Ortlund on Theological Triage

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Gavin Ortlund, author of the new book Finding the Right Hills to Die On, about the ins and outs of theological triage and its importance in the local church.

From the Archives — Episode 121: When Your Church is Growing

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, we’re going back in the archives to listen to Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches undergoing fast-paced growth.

Episode 160: Daniel Ritchie on Enduring Faith

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with writer and speaker Daniel Ritchie about his own remarkable testimony of perseverance through hardship and his new book “Endure.”



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May 25

Episode 161: FTC Mailbag – Part 1 by Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson responds to listener-submitted topics from Twitter, including: What to do when people act crazy on social media, if pastors should pastors care how much they get paid, how to lead change in a congregation, if congregational voting is biblical, and more. 

May 23

Proverbs 29:18 is Not About Vision-Casting by Jared C. Wilson

What if a leader’s good idea for church growth or success was not the vision Proverbs 29:18 had in mind?

May 23

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 8–Historical Context by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

By considering a passage’s historical context, we are asking, “Where does this passage fit in space and time, and how do these data points inform the reading of our passage?”

May 20

Dean Inserra on Staying in Ministry by Dean Inserra

What is a key ingredient for longevity in ministry? 

May 18

From the Archives — Episode 87: Gavin Ortlund on Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Gavin Ortlund, author of the new book Finding the Right Hills to Die On, about the ins and outs of theological triage and its importance in the local church.

May 14

It Will Soon Be Light by Charles Spurgeon

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for “Lo! He comes with clouds descending.” Be patient! The Husbandman waits until […]

May 13

Noah Oldham on the Pastor’s Physical Health by Noah Oldham

Why should pastors care about their physical health?

May 12

Human Kind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality by David McLemore

This real world is the one to which Jesus came. Jesus entered our humanity. He became one of us, taking on flesh and blood, partaking of the same things as you and me.

May 11

Why Every Local Church Needs Spiritual Mothers by Jen Foster

Marriage and child-bearing are roles in which the Lord grows women in godliness, displays the gospel, and in which maternal instincts are deepened, but because all women have been created by God with the same physical and sociological traits, all women, whether single or married, have innate, distinct maternal traits.

May 10

Why I’d Go to Church If I Were Not a Pastor by H.B. Charles Jr.

I would go to church if I were not a pastor, because I would still be a Christian if I were not a pastor. And to be a Christian is to be a participating member of the local church.

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