Conversations from 2017

December

Dec 26, 2017

Daniel Darling on What Christians Should Do With the News by Daniel Darling

FTC.co asks Daniel Darling, VP for Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What should Christians do with the news?"

Dec 19, 2017

Noah Oldham on The Importance of Preaching Within the Local Church by Noah Oldham

FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, Lead Pastor of August Gate Church in St. Louis, "How important is preaching in the local church?"

Dec 12, 2017

Jeff Medders on His Process for Writing Sermons by J.A. Medders

FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church (Tomball, TX), to describe his sermon-writing process.

Dec 5, 2017

Matt Chandler on Leading a Growing Church Without Getting a Big Head by Matt Chandler

FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor at The Village Church, "How do you lead a growing church without getting a big head?"

November

Nov 28, 2017

Dean Inserra on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage in the Midst of a Busy Ministry

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL: "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?"

Nov 14, 2017

Barnabas Piper on What Pastors' Kids Wish Their Churches Knew About Them

FTC.co asks Barnabas Piper: "What do pastors’ kids wish their churches knew about them?"

Nov 7, 2017

J.D. Greear on How Christians Can Share the Gospel More Fearlessly

FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, "How can Christians share the Gospel more fearlessly?"

Nov 3, 2017

How Can Christians Engage in Politics Without Becoming Engaged in Idolatry? by Daniel Darling

Series: Conversations

We asked Daniel Darling, Vice President for Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "How can Christians engage in politics without becoming engaged in idolatry?"

October

Oct 31, 2017

Dean Inserra on How Churches Can Know They're On the Right Track by Dean Inserra

FTC.co asks Dean Inserra (Pastor of City Church, Tallahassee, FL): "How can a church know it’s on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"

Oct 24, 2017

Noah Oldham on Pastors Throwing in the Towel by Noah Oldham

FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, "When are you most tempted to throw in the towel as a pastor?"

September

Sep 26, 2017

Nathan Finn on Why Christians Should Care About Church History by Nathan Finn

FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Professor of Historical Theology and Spiritual Formation at SEBTS, "Why Should Christians Care About Church History?"

Sep 19, 2017

How Can Believers Cultivate A Culture Of Family Singing?

FTC.co asks Christian songwriter and author, Keith Getty, "How Can Believers Cultivate A Culture Of Family Singing?"

Sep 12, 2017

J.D. Greear on Keys to Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What are some keys to sharing the gospel with Muslims?"

August

Aug 25, 2017

Matt Chandler on Sermon Prep by Staff

Series: Conversations

We asked Matt Chandler to describe his sermon prep process.

June

April

Apr 11, 2017

Michael Kelley on What Many Churches Get Wrong About Discipleship by Michael Kelley

We ask Michael Kelley, "What do too many churches get wrong about discipleship?"

Apr 4, 2017

Dan Darling on the Church's Support of Parachurch Ministries by Daniel Darling

We asked Dan Darling, "How should a church decide which, if any, parachurch ministries to support?"

March

Mar 14, 2017

David Prince on the Church and High Impact Sports by David Prince

We asked David Prince, "What should the Christian think about high-impact sports?"

Mar 10, 2017

Jonathan Leeman on Elders and Deacons Working Together

How can a church avoid turning its elders and deacons into a sort of bicameral legislature?

Series: Conversations

February

Feb 28, 2017

Michael Kelley on the Writing Process by Michael Kelley

We ask Michael Kelley to describe his writing process.

Feb 21, 2017

Why Should One Consider Formal Theological Education? by Nathan Finn

We ask Nathan Finn, "Why should one consider formal theological education?"

Feb 17, 2017

One Thing: Devin Maddox by Staff

Series: One Thing

How can a church engage in social justice without falling into the errors of the social gospel?

Feb 14, 2017

Clint Pressley on Leading Big Change in the Local Church

We ask Clint Pressley, "How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?"

Feb 10, 2017

One Thing: Lane Harrison by Lane Harrison

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Feb 7, 2017

J.D. Greear on Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

We asked J.D. Greear, "What are some important things to remember when sharing the gospel with Muslims?"

Feb 3, 2017

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media? by Staff

Series: Conversations

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?

January

Jan 31, 2017

What are some common rookie preaching mistakes? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles: "What are some common rookie preaching mistakes?"

Jan 27, 2017

What Are The Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks?

We asked Noah Oldham, "What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?"

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Jan 24, 2017

How can a pastor effectively counsel someone without creating a co-dependency?

We asked Adam McClendon, "How can a pastor effectively counsel someone without creating a co-dependency?"

Jan 20, 2017

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training? by Joe Thorn

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training?

Jan 17, 2017

Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about? by David Prince

We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"

Jan 13, 2017

One Thing: Jonathan Leeman

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?

Series: One Thing

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?