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 1

Episode 145: Complications with Community by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared discusses some of the ways members can frustrate the experience of gospel-centered community in their churches.

Nov 17

Episode 144: When You’re Not Feeling It by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz those discouraging or even depressing seasons of ministry when pastors are tempted to phone it in, fake it until they make it, or even quit altogether.

Nov 10

Episode 142: Low Maintenance Church Members by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the blessing of low-maintenance church members — what they are and how to be one.

Nov 3

Episode 142: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

This is another installment of the Mailbag feature of the FTC Podcast, where Jared and Ronni answer listener-submitted questions. On this episode, they cover how to speak the truth in love, how to respond when leadership overlooks a pastor’s moral failure, the best mistakes they ever made in ministry, short term mission trips, latest fiction […]

Oct 27

Episode 141: Garrett Kell on Pure in Heart by Garrett Kell and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and pastor Garrett Kell discuss a gospel-centered approach to overcoming the sin of pornography.

Oct 20

Episode 140: Making the Most of Your Bible Study by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer some pastoral counsel for the Christian’s daily time in God’s word, reflections on their own Bible study practices past and present, and encouragement for those struggling with daily devotions.

Oct 13

Episode 139: Scott Thomas on The Gospel-Shaped Leader by Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Scott Thomas, Executive Pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, about gospel-shaped leadership, the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness among ministers, and Scott’s own time pastoring at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington and what he learned from its implosion.

Oct 6

Episode 138: Headlines by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

This episode of the FTC Podcast features another installment of the recurring Headlines feature, with Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talking this week about the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast and the recent firing of Daniel Darling from the National Religious Broadcasters.

Sep 29

Episode 137: Scott Keith on Friendship by Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Scott Keith, Prof. of Theology at Concordia University, about the ins and outs of Christian friendship and Dr. Keith’s new collection of essays on the subject.

Sep 22

Episode 136: Love Me Anyway by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about the depth and wonder of God’s love, what it takes to experience this love, and Jared’s new book on the subject.