Ronni Kurtz

Ronni Kurtz is the Managing Editor of For The Church and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary—where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in systematic theology. He also serves the institution as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Chief Editor of the Midwestern Magazine. Ronni is also the Pastor of Teaching and Equipping at Emmaus Church and is the author of two forthcoming books, No Shadow of Turning: Divine Immutability and the Economy of Redemption (Christian Focus Publishers) and Fruitful Theology: How the Life of the Mind can lead to the Fruit of the Spirit (B&H Publishers). You can follow him on Twitter at @RonniKurtz.

Aug 4

Episode 129: Managing Expectations in the Church by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about those times in ministry when things don’t go as planned.

Jul 27

Bavinck & Warfield: A Centennial Celebration by Ronni Kurtz

While Bavinck taught me who God is, Warfield was instructive in demonstrating how this God is to be studied.

Jul 21

Episode 127: What Does it Mean to be Gospel-Centered? by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz break down the implications of gospel-centrality beyond the buzzword.

Jul 7

Episode 125: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared and Ronni answer your questions in another installment of the FTC Mailbag. This time around they cover pastors who badmouth former congregations, how to find godly mentors, pastors balancing community involvement with local church ministry, pastoring people through midlife, and beginning replant conversations with dying churches.

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.

Jun 23

Episode 123: When Your Church Isn’t Growing by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches experiencing numeric decline.

Jun 9

Episode 121: When Your Church Is Growing by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches experiencing numeric decline.

May 26

Episode 119: Counsel for a Post-Covid Church by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer some words of advice for ministers leading churches into the post-pandemic season.

May 18

Love People, Not the Idea of People: A Lesson from Ivan Karamazov by Ronni Kurtz

Series: The Lord and Literature

Christ’s cosmic display of love—the redemption of sinners—is not the tale of love in general.

May 12

Episode 117: What Would Revival Look Like? by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what it might look like when revival strikes your church.