Ministry

Oct 5

Episode 180: Brief Thoughts on Bivocational Ministry by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the challenges of a bivocational pastorate and offer some advice on navigating the ministry circumstances well.

Oct 5

Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted with permission from Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson, published by New Growth Press. This book is available everywhere Christian books are sold. The origin of this book lies in the numerous questions I have received regarding the application of scriptural principles to legal issues. The pressures […]

Sep 28

Episode 179: Cameron Cole on Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry by Cameron Cole and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Cameron Cole, chairman of Rooted Ministries, about the state of student ministry in American evangelicalism and what greater gospel-centrality in these ministries would look like.

Sep 19

The Rural Church Dilemma by Jim Elliff

Here are some thoughts for rural pastors. You are the experts, not me. But these thoughts might stimulate something in a church that is not going to be known, outside of a miracle, for its numerical growth. In fact, you may wonder sometimes if God knows you are there.

Aug 15

Acts: The Christian Standard Commentary: An Interview with Patrick Schreiner by Brett Fredenberg and Patrick Schreiner

Patrick Schreiner serves as Associate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Studies at Midwestern Seminary. His latest publication, Acts: The Christian Standard Commentary, focuses on the theological and exegetical concerns of the book of Acts. Throughout the commentary, Schreiner gives careful attention to both the scholarly information and practical applications of this New Testament book. […]

Aug 12

Sowers Not Inspectors by Todd Ozment

The sowers’ job was not to inspect the soil before sowing the seed, the sowers’ job was simply to scatter the seed and ensure that the ground was adequately covered to ensure as great a harvest as possible.

Aug 9

Spurgeon the Pastor: An Interview with Geoff Chang by Brett Fredenberg and Geoff Chang

Geoff Chang serves as Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Seminary. In his latest book, Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry, Chang focuses on an often-overlooked aspect of Spurgeon’s life, his pastoral ecclesiology. He addresses topics such as church gatherings, baptism and the […]

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.”

Jul 15

J.T. English on Theological Formation in the Church by J.T. English

What advice would you give pastors who are interested in starting theological formation in their church? 

Jul 7

Episode 167: The Right Kind of Seeker Sensitivity by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss seeker sensitivity in a church. Is it ever okay? How and why?