This week's links provide helpful resources on nurturing, pains of humanity, mental illness, a prayer for unity, and encouragement.
This week's links cover the topics of cynicism, joy, singleness, and second glance logic.
This week's links include resources on fighting sin with love, sola fide, a manifesto on racial reconciliation, sharing the pulpit, and barrenness.
This week's links provide resources on the local church, your mind, surviving, helping the hurting, and tent-making.
This week's links include resources on leadership and Nehemiah, mean Christians, ministry family and tragedy, and teens who need church history.
This week's links include resources on daughters and dating, walking in the lights, careful exegesis, depression and womanhood, small group confession, and one-woman men.
How are God's messengers like wind and fire?
For Liberty, each Freeman Strives
As it's a Gift of God
And for it willing yield their Lives
And Seal it with their Blood
What are some non-negotiables for training leaders in the church?
The call to keep your heart is a call to work on your life internally, not merely externally.
Resolved, constantly, with the utmost niceness and diligence, and the strictest scrutiny, to be looking into the state of my soul, that I may know whether I have truly an interest in Christ or no.
Walk where Edwards and Whitefield walked, visit everywhere from Yale to Harvard and coastal Maine to rural Vermont, meet with local pastors and church planters, and even enjoy some local eateries and coffee.
What qualities are non-negotiable for biblical leadership?
It is a bitter sweet,
A sorrow full of joy . . .
According to Tim Keller, virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith.
How do you win a church to mission?
Why is the Holy Spirit inside us better than the Jesus beside us?
What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?
The cliche "God hates the sin but loves the sinner" is false on the face of it and should be abandoned.
Hosted by Jared Wilson, this new podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.
An interview with Owen Strachan, professor at Midwestern Seminary and Director of the Center for Public Theology.
We've been pleased to bring on board a couple of editorial assistants to help with the day-to-day publication of FTC resources and other Midwestern publishing needs, and it's my privilege to introduce them to you.
The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God's hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence.
When guilt persists, remember where Jesus is and where he's been.
Do we want to guarantee that our children will run in the opposite direction of our most cherished biblical convictions? All we have to do is sterilize our churches.
"Sooner might fire be without heat, and a solid body be without weight, than a true faith of the gospel be without evangelical holiness."
In Christ, there is the fullness of a fountain, which proceeds from himself and depends on no one else.
How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?
Must we teach our teens to be responsible, to cherish their purity, and to save the gift of sexual intimacy for marriage? Yes, without question. But so many of our
efforts amount to condemning present affections without that expulsive power of a new one.
This is the meaning of existence, if you will accept it and enter in.
What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?
At each new beginning, the centrality of God's authoritative and creative word is reaffirmed and reemphasized. Because our salvation is not born of human will or merit but the powerful word of God, which dissolves darkness into light and raises the dead to life.
Jonathan Edwards saw God's grace as a tide of goodness.
Let us therefore be incited, when we hear of such a fullness, not to take the grace of God in vain, but strive to participate in it . . .
If salvation is to be had at all it must be of divine origin.
We are pleased to share the video from all the messsages at our FTC Columbus event held last week at The Southern Baptist Convention.
The apostle having established the doctrine of justification, and answered the objections commonly urged against it, now asserts his triumphant conclusion . . .
"This is not a thing to take lightly."
"Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?" said the poet.
It will seldom be popular to resist false teachers in the church because they are almost always perceived as bringing a blessing and speaking with winsome words. They are gentlemen.
Some examples of writing that worships.
Being Christian exiles in American culture does not end our influence; it takes the swagger out of it.
A punchy little Christmas poem.
Enroll in Midwestern Seminary's TGC Conference course "The Pastor and The Gospel" today.
What does it mean to "pray the Bible," and why is it important?
Don't miss this year's For The Church Conference (Sep. 26-27), featuring Jason Allen, Darrin Patrick, Jared Wilson, and more, hosted by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri.
When I was a young man, I heard D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comment that he would not go across the street to hear himself preach.
Therefore, the demand of Jesus stands, and there is sufficient reason to obey it with joy and courage. Don't be anxious about the ordinary needs of life, and don't fear the threats of man.
We cannot afford to be perfunctory about doctrine.