Resource Library

May 25

Small Groups Are Hard—and So Worth It by Jeremy Linneman

I’ve been on a long journey with community groups and have arrived at a strong conviction: Community groups are the best place for us—as relational beings—to become mature disciples of Christ. I have spent fifteen years leading and hosting community groups, including seven years of serving as a community pastor at Sojourn Community Church in […]

May 24

The Eternity of God by Scott Meadows

Series: Theology in the Everyday

As the supreme Artist, God has not only created time but is altogether uncontained by it. He is no distant deity but intimate and fully present in all time simultaneously. But what is God’s eternity?

May 24

Episode 212: Drew Dyck on Christian Publishing, Part 2 by Drew Dyck and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, author and Moody Publishers editor Drew Dyck returns to talk about the ins and outs of Christian publishing, including plagiarism, ghostwriting, and more.

May 23

Cynicism Isn’t a Spiritual Gift by Daniel Darling

One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is a bit of an odd one. James, writing about prayer and dependence on God, makes this statement: Elijah was a man like us (James 5:17). Now, I’ve gone to church my whole life and have learned a lot about Elijah. He’s the wild wilderness dude […]

May 22

Thousands of Happy, Unwitting Plagiarists: The Shaping Legacy of Tim Keller by Jared C. Wilson

He may have entered into his reward, but I’ll still be standing on his shoulders, riding his gospelly coattails, and recycling all his best stuff forever and ever, Amen.

May 17

The Spirituality of God by Drake Burrows

“There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions. . .”

May 17

Five Reasons Why Pastors Should Share Their Pulpit by Brandon Sutton

Every bad church story happens either at a business meeting or a deacon’s meeting. This was a deacon’s meeting—circa, Spring of 2011. I was a 25-year-old youth leader who desperately want to learn and grow as a pastor—particularly in preaching. Our church just lost its pastor and hired an interim—Pastor Don. God bless him. Pastor […]

May 17

Episode 211: Books Every Christian Should Own by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

Get a pen and paper handy! You’ll want to write these recommendations down. On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss what ought to be included on every Christian family bookshelf.

May 16

Finding Rest on the Road by Kody Gibson

Where Are We Going? They say that when you have young kids, you don’t take vacations. Instead, you take trips. I don’t want to fight over the semantics of these two words, but I understand the sentiment. When you have young children on vacation, the experience is rarely two beach chairs, toes in the water, […]

May 11

To the Soon-To-Be Pastor by Zac Lusk

As I packed up my office and prepared to enter into my first full-time ministry opportunity, my boss came in with a book as a parting gift. “The First 90 Days” by Michael D. Watkins. The premise of the book is simple: “The actions you take during your first few months in a new role […]