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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May 25

Episode 161: FTC Mailbag – Part 1 by Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson responds to listener-submitted topics from Twitter, including: What to do when people act crazy on social media, if pastors should pastors care how much they get paid, how to lead change in a congregation, if congregational voting is biblical, and more. 

May 18

From the Archives — Episode 87: Gavin Ortlund on Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Gavin Ortlund, author of the new book Finding the Right Hills to Die On, about the ins and outs of theological triage and its importance in the local church.

Apr 20

From the Archives — Episode 121: When Your Church is Growing by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, we’re going back in the archives to listen to Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches undergoing fast-paced growth.

Mar 9

Episode 160: Daniel Ritchie on Enduring Faith by Daniel Ritchie and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with writer and speaker Daniel Ritchie about his own remarkable testimony of perseverance through hardship and his new book “Endure.”

Mar 2

Episode 159: Isaac Adams on Talking About Race by Isaac Adams and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor Isaac Adams about his new book, Talking About Race, and the ways Christians can engage this important conversation with humility and truth.

Feb 16

Episode 157: Erik Raymond on Ministry Among the New England “Nones” by Erik Raymond and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor Erik Raymond about his ministry in the Boston metro area and about the ins and outs of gospel mission in the New England context.

Feb 9

Episode 156: Gavin Ortlund on Why God Makes Sense by Gavin Ortlund and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared talks with Dr. Gavin Ortlund about his new book “Why God Makes Sense in a World that Doesn’t” and about a fresh approach to apologetics that amplifies both the intellectual coherence of the gospel and its beauty. 

Jan 26

Episode 154: Ed Romine on Ministry Among the Latter Day Saints in Utah by Ed Romine and Jared C. Wilson

In this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Ed Romine about LDS (Mormon) theology and culture, and the mission of bringing nonChristian Utah the gospel of Jesus.

Jan 12

Episode 152: Kyle Idleman on Reaching People One at a Time by Jared C. Wilson and Kyle Idleman

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman about the vital importance of personal, one-on-one ministry, especially in a growing church.

Dec 29

Episode 149: A Year in Review by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz reflect on the past year of the For The Church ministry and look ahead to expected highlights in 2022.