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.

Dec 8

Episode 146 Developing a Pulpit Presence by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about ways preachers can improve their sermon delivery.

Dec 1

Episode 145: Complications with Community by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared discusses some of the ways members can frustrate the experience of gospel-centered community in their churches.

Nov 17

Episode 144: When You’re Not Feeling It by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz those discouraging or even depressing seasons of ministry when pastors are tempted to phone it in, fake it until they make it, or even quit altogether.

Nov 10

Episode 142: Low Maintenance Church Members by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the blessing of low-maintenance church members — what they are and how to be one.

Nov 3

Episode 142: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

This is another installment of the Mailbag feature of the FTC Podcast, where Jared and Ronni answer listener-submitted questions. On this episode, they cover how to speak the truth in love, how to respond when leadership overlooks a pastor’s moral failure, the best mistakes they ever made in ministry, short term mission trips, latest fiction […]

Oct 20

Episode 140: Making the Most of Your Bible Study by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer some pastoral counsel for the Christian’s daily time in God’s word, reflections on their own Bible study practices past and present, and encouragement for those struggling with daily devotions.

Oct 6

Episode 138: Headlines by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

This episode of the FTC Podcast features another installment of the recurring Headlines feature, with Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talking this week about the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast and the recent firing of Daniel Darling from the National Religious Broadcasters.

Sep 22

Episode 136: Love Me Anyway by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about the depth and wonder of God’s love, what it takes to experience this love, and Jared’s new book on the subject.

Sep 15

Episode 135: 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 developing disinterested members into leaders, deciding which part-time positions to pay in the church, what qualifies someone to teach at a seminary, how to pastor congregants who don’t understand theological triage, and favorite podcasts.

Sep 1

Episode 133: Mistakes New Preachers Make by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss some common errors made by new or younger preachers.