Christian Life

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 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 9

The Hierarchy of Self: From Alteration to Something New Altogether by Lydia Schaible

In our modern quest for identity, whether we know it or not, we are inserting ourselves into this thought experiment. We wonder, if my interests, passions, gifts, body, or relationships change, am I still me? Our thought process leads us into such confusion we can come to believe we can lose ourselves if we are unable to pursue our long-held desires. 

May 31

The Christian’s Confidence in Christ’s Compassion by Erik Rasmussen

The greatest example of the compassion of the Messiah came at the end of His earthly ministry. Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for sinners is the culmination of His compassion, an action that allows Christians to be confident in their standing before God.

May 30

With Us Now and til the End by Grace Sutton

Feeling alone is an occupational hazard that comes with being human, but being alone is something the Christian can never be.

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 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.

May 5

Don’t Waste Your Life Following Your Passion by David Prince

It is the time of year where graduations abound. Commencement speakers and familial advice-givers are saying things like: “Follow your passion!” “Chase your dreams!” “Focus on being true to yourself!” “You can change the world!” On the whole, such admonitions are dreadful advice and will paralyze, not liberate, those who embrace them. As far as […]

May 4

The Nod and the Pause: Where the War Begins by Jim Elliff

When lust awakens in the easy chair, with one eye open he peeks over the window ledge on to the street where temptation sends its knowing glance. At this moment and not any later, declare in your mind, “I am dead to this in Christ. I do not serve it.”