Jan 10

Episode 245: Resourcing Your Church by Jared C. Wilson and Jonathan Carswell

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Jonathan Carswell, CEO of 10 of Those, to talk about the unique ministry of effectively resourcing the church, the state of Christian readership, the importance of physical media, what one thing to look for in a Christian book, and how Christian leaders can better equip their own churches for quality reading.

Jan 10

5 Books Every Student Should Read Before Graduating High School by Will Standridge

When I was in high school a pastor put Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper in my hands and it changed my life. It helped reorient my worldview around a sovereign God who called me to spend my life for the things that mattered. That book was a cheap, but enormous investment in my […]

Aug 9

Dignity and Despair: A Reaction to Steinbeck’s East of Eden by Ethan Collins

Series: The Lord and Literature

He could take away the gift of choice and rid His creation of both dignity and despair. But instead, He demonstrated love in its highest form.

Aug 5

Ronni Kurtz on How Reading Fiction Can Help You Read Your Bible by Ronni Kurtz asks Ronni Kurtz, managing editor at, “How can reading fiction help you read your Bible?”

Jul 6

At the Feet of the Fake: What Fiction Can Teach Us About Theological Interpretation by Ronni Kurtz

Series: The Lord and Literature

The novelist can instruct the theological reader about the inherit relationship between the ontology and functionality of a piece of literature.

Jan 28

Jason K. Allen on Why Pastors Should Read Biographies by Jason K. Allen

Series: Conversations asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "Why should pastors consider reading biographies?"

Nov 3

Spending Time with Dr. Packer by Jenny-lyn de Klerk

They say meeting your hero is sure to disappoint, but I didn’t find that to be true with Dr. J. I. Packer.

Aug 25

Reading Slowly to See Heaven on Earth by Jason G. Duesing

When you slow-read Edwards, you have time to see the masterpiece take shape–the poetry and the brilliance that is there but seen only after a long gaze.

Jul 7

The Well-Trained Theologian: Essential Texts for Retrieving Classical Christian Theology by Matthew Barrett

If lasting renewal is to take place, there must be a return to classical Christian texts. Dare I say, even a retrieval. Without retrieval, there will not be renewal.

Jan 9

Packer’s Dusty Puritan Discovery Still Guides and Helps by Jason G. Duesing

May a new generation continue to follow Packer to make new discoveries like his of their own.