Resources by Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is Author in Residence at Midwestern Seminary, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, host of the For The Church Podcast, and author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, The Prodigal Church, The Imperfect DiscipleSupernatural Power for Everyday People, and The Gospel-Driven Church. A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences, you can visit him online at jaredcwilson.com or follow him on Twitter.

Sep 25, 2014

Gentleness is Not an Option by Jared C. Wilson

"[G]entleness is essential to Christian living. It is not an add-on. It is… one of the few indisputable evidences of the Holy Spirit alive and well within someone. Gentleness is not just for some Christians, those wired in a certain way. It cannot merely be an inherent character trait, a result of personality or genetic predisposition, because it is listed as part of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians…

Jul 4, 2016

Freedom From the Tyranny of Hyper-Spirituality by Jared C. Wilson

The tyranny of hyper-spirituality our church culture had foisted on us set us up for disappointment because it held up religious experiences as the means of God’s grace, rather than the finished work of the cross.

Apr 24, 2015

For The Renaissance by Jared C. Wilson

Managing editor Jared Wilson explains the vision of For The Church as a place to help contribute to the burgeoning "writing culture" developing in the gospel-centered movement.

May 22, 2017

Finally, An Older Brother Worthy of the Honor by Jared C. Wilson

Ever notice how Jude identifies himself not as Jesus' kid brother, but as Jesus' servant?

Nov 18, 2019

Feelings vs. Faith? by Jared C. Wilson

The point isn’t that feelings don’t matter or aren’t important. The point is that feelings are not the definer of ultimate reality.

Jul 27, 2015

Fear and Trembling by Jared C. Wilson

As it pertains to having the living God draw near to us, fear and trembling assume it is truly God and the glorious Christ we have encountered and not some pitiful caricature.

Dec 30, 2019

Faithful Application of the Word of God

Reflections on James the Apostle's Portrait of Working Faith

How do we “do application” in a way that is faithful to the Scriptures and representative of the biblical portrait of obedience?

Sep 26, 2016

Faith and Hope and Love Endure Forever by Jared C. Wilson

Our frail earthly faith and our tender heavenly hope will meet their match in the Love that strengthens them, and we will enjoy this Love forever.

Apr 1

Episode 080: Jonathan Dodson on Our Good Crisis

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson interviews pastor and author Jonathan Dodson on the revolutionary help of the Beatitudes for our culture in crisis.

Mar 18

Episode 079: Outlining vs. Manuscripting

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the pros and cons of writing and preaching from both outlines and manuscripts.

Mar 4

Episode 078: Jonathan Parnell on Mercy for Today

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson interviews pastor and author Jonathan Parnell about finding strength from God for all of our days and disciplining ourselves to rest regularly in God's immeasurable grace.

Feb 19

Episode 077: Pastors and Plagiarism

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the problem of pastors plagiarizing the work of others in their sermons and writing.

Feb 5

Episode 076: Andrew Peterson on Adorning the Dark

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson interviews artist and author Andrew Peterson about creativity, spirituality, and Andrew's new book Adorning the Dark.

Jan 22

Episode 075: The Gospel According to Satan

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Ronni Kurtz interviews Jared Wilson about his new book The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God that Sound Like the Truth.

Jan 8

Episode 074: FTC Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz kick off the new year of the FTC Podcast with another installment in the FTC Mailbag feature.

Dec 25, 2019

Episode 073: The Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this special episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and guest Ronnie Martin talk all things Christmas.

Dec 11, 2019

Episode 072: The Year in Review

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss their favorite articles and videos from the past year at FTC.

Nov 27, 2019

Episode 071: Why Are Christian Movies So Terrible?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Matthew Millsap about why movies made for the evangelical marketplace seem to be so bad.

Nov 13, 2019

Episode 070: The Most Significant Figure in American Church History You've Never Heard Of

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss a pioneering pastor from American church history who is woefully unknown.

Oct 30, 2019

Episode 069: Matt Carter on The Long Walk Home

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks to Dr. Matt Carter about his newest book, The Long Walk Home.

Oct 16, 2019

Episode 068: Legalistic About Gospel-Centrality?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the strange phenomenon of undermining the philosophy of gospel-centrality with our ministry and personal practices.

Oct 2, 2019

Episode 067: Tim Challies on 'Gospely' Everything

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Is there a problem with evangelicalism's use of the word "gospel?" Author, pastor, and blogger Tim Challies joins host Jared Wilson to discuss the peril (and potential) of our fascination with a "gospely" everything.

Sep 18, 2019

Episode 066: Pastors and Evangelism

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the obstacles vocational ministers face in sharing the gospel -- and also the opportunities.

Sep 4, 2019

Episode 065: Drew Dyck on Self-Control

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Drew Dyck, author of the recent book Your Future Self Will Thank You about the discipline of self-control in the Christian life.

Aug 21, 2019

Episode 064: Changing the Culture of Your Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer some rough notes on navigating the pastoral challenges involved in "changing the DNA" of your church culture.

Aug 7, 2019

Episode 063: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Pastors and the upcoming election; young pastors among established staff; bivocational priorities; what to expect of teenagers in the church; Josh Harris's announcements.

Jul 24, 2019

Episode 062: Pastors and Handling Conflict

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss how pastors can biblically and wisely shepherd through relational tensions in the church.

Jul 10, 2019

Episode 061: Pastors' Reading Habits

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what they're reading, what pastors are reading, and what pastors should be reading.

Jun 26, 2019

Episode 060: Dean Inserra on The Unsaved Christian

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Jared Wilson talks with Dean Inserra about perhaps the largest mission field in America.

Jun 12, 2019

Episode 059: Jonathan Leeman on Why Everyone's So Angry on Social Media

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Jonathan Leeman about navigating the current minefields in evangelical social media.

May 29, 2019

Episode 058: The Gospel-Driven Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the importance for churches of centering on the gospel.

May 15, 2019

Episode 057: Robby Gallaty

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author and pastor Robby Gallaty about the discipleship deficit in the church and how to correct it.

May 1, 2019

Episode 056: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On the latest installment of the For The Church Mailbag feature, Jared Wilson is joined by Ronni Kurtz. Listen in as they answer submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Apr 17, 2019

Episode 055: Ed Stetzer on Whatever Happened to Missional?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Ed Stetzer about the state of "missional" in the evangelical church.

Apr 3, 2019

Episode 054: Growing Without Going Attractional

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss guarding against consumerism and pragmatism in a growing church.

Mar 20, 2019

Episode 053: Chris Thomas

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Chris Thomas, Lead Pastor of Raymond Terrace Community Church in New South Wales, Australia.

Mar 6, 2019

Episode 052: Jeff Medders

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Jeff Medders, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas and author or co-author of several books, including the new release Humble Calvinism

Feb 20, 2019

Episode 051: Power-Hungry Pastors

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the root sin beneath some recent headlines, from the Houston Chronicle's report on sexual abuse in the SBC to the recent firings of pastor James MacDonald and others.

Feb 6, 2019

Episode 050: Collin Hansen

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Collin Hansen about the state of evangelicalism, the past and future of the "young, restless, Reformed" tribe, and cultural issues the church must begin wrestling with today.

Jan 23, 2019

Episode 049: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On the latest installment of the For The Church Mailbag feature, Jared Wilson is joined by Ronni Kurtz. Listen in as they answer submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Jan 9, 2019

Episode 048: Jackie Hill Perry

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with artist and author Jackie Hill Perry about life, ministry, and her incredible testimony of the grace of Jesus.

Dec 26, 2018

Episode 047: Should You Start a Ministry Residency at Your Church?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses the benefits and challenges of establishing a program for ministry residents at your local church. Joining him is special guest, pastor Josh Hedger.

Dec 12, 2018

Episode 046: Christine Hoover

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson speaks with author, podcaster, and pastor's wife Christine Hoover about pastors, their wives, and their friendships.

Nov 28, 2018

Episode 045: Why You Should Preach Through Books of the Bible

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses several reasons why it's so important and beneficial for pastors to systematically work through entire books of the Bible in their Sunday morning preaching.

Nov 14, 2018

Episode 044: Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger on God-Centered Parenting

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Drs. Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger about their new book Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring, and Struggling Parents and important topics related to raising word-wise kids in a wordly culture.

Oct 31, 2018

Episode 043: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this first installment of For The Church Mailbag, a new occasional feature of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson answers listener submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Oct 17, 2018

Episode 042: Zack Eswine on The Busy Pastor

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor, author, and professor Zack Eswine about the problem of busy-ness in ministry and the promise of hope for the pastor who feels overwhelmed.

Oct 3, 2018

Episode 041: 5 Things the Seeker Churches Got Right

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Can we learn anything from the start of the attractional movement? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson lists some positive steps the original seeker church movement made that were headed in the right direction, things we can still emulate and apply today.