Conversations from 2015

September

Sep 18, 2015

One Thing: Andrew Walker

What is the one thing you would tell churches about the days ahead?

What is the one thing you would tell churches about the days ahead?

Sep 15, 2015

Greg Belser on Mentoring Young Men by Greg Belser

Why is it important for veterans in ministry to mentor young men?

Sep 11, 2015

One Thing: Jonathan Leeman

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to know?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to know?

July

Jul 22, 2015

Don Whitney on Praying the Bible by Staff

Series: Conversations

What does it mean to "pray the Bible," and why is it important?

Jul 3, 2015

D.A. Horton on Churches Looking Like Their Neighborhoods by D.A. Horton

Series: Conversations

We sat down with D.A. Horton in the FTC video suite and asked, "What advice would you give the pastor who wants his church to look like his neighborhood?"

Jul 3, 2015

D.A. Horton on Winning a Church to Mission by D.A. Horton

Series: Conversations

We recently sat down with D.A. Horton in the FTC video suite and asked him, "How can a pastor win his church to mission?"

June

Jun 18, 2015

Urban vs. Rural Ministry by Staff

From The Gospel Coalition, here are Collin Hansen, Stephen Um, and FTC's Jared Wilson discussing the differences and similarities in mission in urban and rural contexts.

Jun 16, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Porn Use by Adam McClendon

Series: Conversations

FTC.CO asks Dr. Adam McClendon, "What should pastors remember in counseling those dealing with porn use?"

Jun 15, 2015

Kevin Peck on Discipleship and Growth by Kevin Peck

Series: Conversations

We asked Dr. Kevin Peck, "Does discipleship have to change as a church grows?"

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Sports and Children by David Prince

Series: Conversations

FTC.CO asks Dr. David Prince, "What advice would you give parents whose children are active in athletics?"

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on the State of Preaching by David Prince

Series: Conversations

We asked Dr. David Prince, "How would you characterize the state of preaching in evangelicalism today?"

Jun 15, 2015

Jason Hayes on Church Planting in the Bible Belt

What are some of the difficulties and blessings of planting a church in the Bible Belt?

Series: Conversations

We asked Jason Hayes, "What are some of the difficulties and blessings of planting a church in the Bible Belt?"

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Tim Lubinus

What is the one thing church planters need to know?

Series: One Thing

Dr. Tim Lubinus answers, "What is the one thing church planters need to know?"

Jun 15, 2015

Jonathan Leeman on Why Church Membership is Important by Jonathan Leeman

Series: Conversations

How does church membership honor the church, rather than simply obligate or privilege the individual Christian?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Matt Capps

What is the one thing a church needs from its pastor?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing a church needs from its pastor?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: J.T. English

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Jun 15, 2015

John Yeats on Non-Negotiables for Biblical Leadership by Staff

What qualities are non-negotiable for biblical leadership?

Jun 15, 2015

Matt Carter on The Mission Field of Austin, TX by Matt Carter

Series: Mission Field Interviews

We asked Dr. Matt Carter, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at The Austin Stone, to describe the city of Austin, Texas as a mission field.

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Michael Kelley

What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Hebert on Listening to Sermons

Why is it so difficult to listen to a sermon?

Series: Conversations

"Why is it so difficult to listen to a sermon?"

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: John Powell

What is the one thing the first-time pastor should know?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the first-time pastor should know?

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Finn on Diversity in the Church

What kind of diversity is important for every church?

by Staff

What kind of diversity is important for every church?

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Christ-Centered Sermons

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Series: Conversations

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill On Christ-Centered Leadership

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Series: Conversations

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Won Kwak

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Andrew Hebert

What is the one thing the pastor should know about preaching?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the pastor should know about preaching?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Preparation

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Trevin Wax

What is the one thing pastors ought to remember about their congregations?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing pastors ought to remember about their congregations?

Jun 15, 2015

Christine Hoover on The Pastor's Wife, Part 2 by Christine Hoover

Series: Conversations

What are some important things for pastors’ wives to remember about congregations?

Jun 15, 2015

Christine Hoover on The Pastor's Wife, Part 1 by Christine Hoover

Series: Conversations

What are some important things for churches to remember about pastors’ wives?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: H.B. Charles

What is the one thing the first-year preacher needs to remember?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the first-year preacher needs to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

J.T. English on The Challenge of Discipleship in Larger Churches

What are some of the challenges large churches face in creating a discipleship culture?

We asked The Village Church's J.T. English, "What are some of the challenges large churches face in creating a discipleship culture?"

Jun 15, 2015

Michael Kelley On Our Fear of The Boring by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why shouldn't we be afraid of mundane or boring things?

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on The Mission Field of Tallahassee by Dean Inserra

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, describes his city as a mission field.

Jun 15, 2015

Won Kwak on The Mission Field of NYC by Won S. Kwak

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Won Kwak describes NYC as a mission field and lists some of the advantages of being on mission in the Northeast.

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: John Yeats

What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Nathan Lino

What is the one thing you would say to the first-time pastor?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the first-time pastor?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Prep by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles, Jr. what his sermon preparation looks like.

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Daniel Darling

What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?

Series: One Thing

We asked the ERLC's Daniel Darling, "What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?"

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Peyton Hill

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Rose on Church Re-planting

What have you learned are the advantages of a church re-plant over planting a new work?

What have you learned are the advantages of a church re-plant over planting a new work?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Jason Hayes

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Jun 15, 2015

Brandon Shields on Church Planting in a Hostile Culture

What do church planters need to know about planting in a spiritually hostile culture?

What do church planters need to know about planting in a hostile culture?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Jim Richards

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Gospel-Centered Parental Discipline

What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?

Series: Conversations

What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Noah Oldham

What is the one thing you would tell church planters about faithful ministry?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would tell church planters about faithful ministry?

Jun 15, 2015

Spencer Plumlee on Mistakes New Preachers Make

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

Jun 15, 2015

Dan Darling on Writing Pastors

Should pastors be writers?

Should pastors be writers?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Adam McClendon

What is the one thing you would say to the new pastor?

Series: One Thing

"What is the one thing you would say to the new pastor?"

Jun 15, 2015

Tim Lubinus on Church Planting

Why is church planting so important?

Why is church planting so important?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Dean Inserra

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Jun 15, 2015

Kevin Peck on Non-Negotiables for Training Leaders in the Church

What are some non-negotiables for training leaders in the church?

by Staff

What are some non-negotiables for training leaders in the church?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Greg Belser

If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?

Series: One Thing

"If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?"

Jun 15, 2015

Matt Capps on Returning to Pastoral Ministry

Recently transitioning back into pastoral ministry, what do you feel prepared for this time around?

Recently transitioning back into pastoral ministry, what do you feel prepared for this time around?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Christine Hoover

What is the one thing you would say to encourage the pastor’s wife?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to encourage the pastor’s wife?

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on Getting Creative Without Obscuring the Gospel

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Nathan Finn

What is the one thing you would stress to the first time pastor?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would stress to the first-time pastor?

Jun 15, 2015

Jason Hayes on The Forgotten Generation X

Whatever happened to Generation X?

Whatever happened to Generation X?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Nathan Rose

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor beginning a new work?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor beginning a new work?

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on Preparing a Church for Today's Culture

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Walker on The Church's Response to the Growing Cultural Crisis

What should the church know about how to handle the growing culture crises in America?

Series: Conversations

What should the church know about how to handle the growing culture crises in America?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Don Whitney

What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?

Jun 15, 2015

Jim Richards on Fathers and Discipleship

What role do fathers play in the life of discipleship?

What role do fathers play in the life of discipleship?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Matt Carter

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill on Christ-centered Leadership by Peyton Hill

FTC.CO asks Peyton Hill, "How does one become a Christ-centered leader?"

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear on The Bible Belt

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

by Staff

Series: Mission Field Interviews

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles Gives Advice to His Younger Self by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

H.B. Charles, Jr. answers the question: "If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?"

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on The Mission of the Church

Has the mission of the mission of the church changed?

"Given the growing cultural hostility to Christianity, has the mission of the mission of the church changed?"

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Walker on Christian Ethics

Why should the average Christian care about the study of ethics?

Series: Conversations

Why should the average Christian care about the study of ethics?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Brandon Shields

What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?

Jun 15, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Troubled Marriages

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Lino on How Church Membership is About the Gospel

In what way is meaningful membership about the gospel?

Series: Conversations

In what way is meaningful membership about the gospel?

Jun 15, 2015

Tim Lubinus on The Mission Field of the Midwest by Tim Lubinus

Series: Mission Field Interviews

We asked Tim Lubinus, Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa, to describe the nation's Midwest region as a mission field.

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Finn on Ethnic Diversity in The Church

What are some important things churches can do to work toward ethnic diversity in the congregation?

by Staff

"What are some important things churches can do to work toward ethnic diversity in the congregation?"

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Russell Moore

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

Jun 15, 2015

Michael Kelley on His Child and Cancer by Michael Kelley

We sat down to ask Michael Kelley, "What did you learn about God while your son Joshua was battling cancer?"

April

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.

Apr 23, 2015

Nourishing the Pastor's Heart by Jared C. Wilson

Managing editor Jared Wilson expresses our vision for FTC's ministry to pastors.

January