Podcast Episodes

Hosted by Jared Wilson, this podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.

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Dec 7

Episode 189: Blake Long on Gospel Smugness by Blake Long and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Blake Long about his book about displaying Christlike character in the practice of evangelism.

Nov 30

Episode 188: Youth Pastor Pet Peeves by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

Jared and Ross have let worship leaders and pastors have it. In this episode of the FTC Podcast, they take aim at what bugs them about youth pastors. Come for the grouchiness. Stay for the encouragement.

Nov 23

Episode 187: Andrew Hébert on Shepherding Like Jesus by Andrew Hebert and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor and author Andrew Hébert about why more pastors don’t pastor like Jesus.

Nov 16

Episode 186: How Not to be a Jerk by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss how to approach relationships in person (and online) from a Christlike perspective.

Nov 9

Episode 185: Advent Civil War with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin “go to war” over their new Advent devotionals and talk about the goodness of meditating on the grace of Christ during this holiday season.

Nov 2

Episode 184: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

This episode of the FTC Podcast brings another installment of the regular mailbag feature. Today’s questions and topics include: advice to a young pastor, building healthy ministry boundaries, if the Billy Graham Rule applies to social media, finding a mentor in the church, and what exactly is an Author in Residence?

Oct 26

Episode 183: Justin Buzzard on Ministry in Silicon Valley by Jared C. Wilson and Justin Buzzard

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, we continue an occasional series on diverse missional contexts, as Jared Wilson interviews church planter and author Justin Buzzard about gospel ministry in the Silicon Valley of California.

Oct 19

Episode 182: Having Difficult Conversations by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about having those hard conversations we love to avoid with friends, family, and fellow church members.

Oct 12

Episode 181: Jason K. Allen on the MBTS Turnaround by Jared C. Wilson and Jason K. Allen

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, on the occasion of his 10th anniversary at the seminary and his new book Turnaround, laying out the leadership principles applied in the extraordinary comeback he led at the institution.

Oct 5

Episode 180: Brief Thoughts on Bivocational Ministry by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the challenges of a bivocational pastorate and offer some advice on navigating the ministry circumstances well.