Mar 25

The End of Religious Liberty by Jason G. Duesing

Are we seeing the end of religious liberty? For Christians in America, we see the complexities of cultural engagement. Articulating the truths of biblical Christianity regarding sexuality and gender alone, brings conflict or worse. So, it is good and right to be concerned and wonder if the end of religious liberty is near. We also […]

Jul 17

Sexuality and Gender in Baptist Perspective by J. Alan Branch

The restrained vision of gender and sexual ethics embraces limits imposed by Scripture and is readily distinguished from the culture’s unrestrained view in which sexual ethics are released from virtually all limitations. Christian sexual morality assumes God exists and, in the Bible, has made known definite boundaries for appropriate sexual expression. God designed sex, and […]

Jun 14

Episode 215: Top 10 Christian Musicians by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson share their favorite Christian musical acts, plus a few honorable mentions.

Apr 4

The Layered Path to God: Finding God in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty by Drake Burrows

You’ve heard echoes of the God who is Goodness, Beauty, and Truth, haven’t you? The echoes might have been faint, but even so, they’ve been unmistakably, and even hauntingly, there.

Feb 17

Christine Hoover on Social Media and “Being Real” by Christine Hoover asked Christine Hoover, author and pastor’s wife, “In an age of Instagram and Photoshop, why should we not be afraid to be real?” 

Feb 13

Good Shame, Bad Shame, and Ugly Shame by Samuel G. Parkison

Christians should steer clear of this kind of wholesale antipathy for shame.

Dec 30

Jason Duesing on Why Hope is Important for Our Current Cultural Context by Jason G. Duesing asks Jason Duesing, provost and professor of historical theology at Midwestern Seminary, “Why is hope important for our current cultural context?”

Nov 15

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Reflections on Five Days in South Korea by Camden Pulliam

I recently had the opportunity to visit ministry partners and church leaders in South Korea with MBTS Provost, Jason Duesing, and Dean of Asian Studies, Sun Jin Park. I wrote these reflections for my team at Midwestern Seminary and was later encouraged to submit the piece for a broader audience. I hope you enjoy my […]

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?

Jul 27

Episode 170: Dean Inserra on What’s Wrong with Purity Culture by Dean Inserra and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dean Inserra chat about Dean’s new book, “Pure: Why the Bible’s Plan for Sexuality isn’t Outdated, Irrelevant, or Oppressive.”