Podcast Episodes by Jared C. Wilson

Jul 10

Episode 061: Pastors' Reading Habits

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what they're reading, what pastors are reading, and what pastors should be reading.

Jun 26

Episode 060: Dean Inserra on The Unsaved Christian

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Jared Wilson talks with Dean Inserra about perhaps the largest mission field in America.

Jun 12

Episode 059: Jonathan Leeman on Why Everyone's So Angry on Social Media

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Jonathan Leeman about navigating the current minefields in evangelical social media.

May 29

Episode 058: The Gospel-Driven Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the importance for churches of centering on the gospel.

May 15

Episode 057: Robby Gallaty

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author and pastor Robby Gallaty about the discipleship deficit in the church and how to correct it.

May 1

Episode 056: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On the latest installment of the For The Church Mailbag feature, Jared Wilson is joined by Ronni Kurtz. Listen in as they answer submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Apr 17

Episode 055: Ed Stetzer on Whatever Happened to Missional?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Ed Stetzer about the state of "missional" in the evangelical church.

Apr 3

Episode 054: Growing Without Going Attractional

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss guarding against consumerism and pragmatism in a growing church.

Mar 20

Episode 053: Chris Thomas

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Chris Thomas, Lead Pastor of Raymond Terrace Community Church in New South Wales, Australia.

Mar 6

Episode 052: Jeff Medders

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Jeff Medders, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas and author or co-author of several books, including the new release Humble Calvinism

Feb 20

Episode 051: Power-Hungry Pastors

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the root sin beneath some recent headlines, from the Houston Chronicle's report on sexual abuse in the SBC to the recent firings of pastor James MacDonald and others.

Feb 6

Episode 050: Collin Hansen

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Collin Hansen about the state of evangelicalism, the past and future of the "young, restless, Reformed" tribe, and cultural issues the church must begin wrestling with today.

Jan 23

Episode 049: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On the latest installment of the For The Church Mailbag feature, Jared Wilson is joined by Ronni Kurtz. Listen in as they answer submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Jan 9

Episode 048: Jackie Hill Perry

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with artist and author Jackie Hill Perry about life, ministry, and her incredible testimony of the grace of Jesus.

Dec 26, 2018

Episode 047: Should You Start a Ministry Residency at Your Church?

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses the benefits and challenges of establishing a program for ministry residents at your local church. Joining him is special guest, pastor Josh Hedger.

Dec 12, 2018

Episode 046: Christine Hoover

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson speaks with author, podcaster, and pastor's wife Christine Hoover about pastors, their wives, and their friendships.

Nov 28, 2018

Episode 045: Why You Should Preach Through Books of the Bible

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses several reasons why it's so important and beneficial for pastors to systematically work through entire books of the Bible in their Sunday morning preaching.

Nov 14, 2018

Episode 044: Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger on God-Centered Parenting

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Drs. Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger about their new book Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring, and Struggling Parents and important topics related to raising word-wise kids in a wordly culture.

Oct 31, 2018

Episode 043: For The Church Mailbag

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this first installment of For The Church Mailbag, a new occasional feature of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson answers listener submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.

Oct 17, 2018

Episode 042: Zack Eswine on The Busy Pastor

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor, author, and professor Zack Eswine about the problem of busy-ness in ministry and the promise of hope for the pastor who feels overwhelmed.

Oct 3, 2018

Episode 041: 5 Things the Seeker Churches Got Right

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Can we learn anything from the start of the attractional movement? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson lists some positive steps the original seeker church movement made that were headed in the right direction, things we can still emulate and apply today.

Sep 19, 2018

Episode 040: Darryl Dash on How to Grow

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

How does gospel-driven sanctification work? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor and author Darryl Dash about the ins and outs of practical spiritual growth. 

Sep 5, 2018

Episode 039: David McLemore on Church Planting in Church Saturated Areas

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with David McLemore about prevalent concerns for church planting in areas that already have lots of churches.

Aug 22, 2018

Episode 038: Russ Ramsey on Pastoring Like Jesus

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Russ Ramsey about what kind of pastor Jesus was and what pastors can learn from him about shepherding.

Aug 8, 2018

Episode 037: What to Do When Your Pastor Quits

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks about about how a church should respond when a pastor, under normal circumstances, resigns from his ministry.

Jul 25, 2018

Episode 036: Noah Oldham on The Pastor's Health

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Noah Oldham about pastors pursuing physical fitness.

Jul 11, 2018

Episode 035: Wrong Ways to be Seeker Sensitive

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses some ways the seeker service approach to church gatherings may be "upside down."

Jun 27, 2018

Episode 034: Won Kwak

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, New Jersey, about growing up a pastor's kid, raising up leaders in the church, and the challenges and opportunities of doing ministry in New York City metro.

Jun 13, 2018

Episode 033: The Gospel-Shaped Pastor

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses how the good news of the finished work of Jesus Christ applies to the ongoing work of the pastor -- his life, heart, and shepherding.

May 30, 2018

Episode 032: Charles Smith on Gospel-Centered Leadership

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Charles Smith, Vice President for Institutional Relations at Midwestern Seminary, about the ins and outs of gospel-centered leadership.

May 16, 2018

Episode 031: J.D. Greear

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Dr. J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and author of the new book Not God Enough.

May 2, 2018

Episode 030: Preaching for Missional Engagement

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson offers some practical ways to craft sermons that inspire and empower congregations live on mission in their communities.

Apr 18, 2018

Episode 029: Nathan Rose on Church Revitalization

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson talks with Nathan Rose, lead pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri about the ins and outs of church revitalization, as well as the difficulty with altar calls and public invitations.

Apr 4, 2018

Episode 028: Your Church Hospitality Checklist

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson helps you evaluate how welcoming your church really is for visitors.

Mar 7, 2018

Episode 026: Issues with Video Venues

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the contemporary church methodology of "video preaching."

Feb 21, 2018

Episode 025: Jason K. Allen on 'Being a Christian'

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and College on his new book Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

Feb 7, 2018

Episode 024: Costi Hinn

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode, Jared C. Wilson visits with Costi Hinn, Executive Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Tustin, California, co-author of the book Defining Deception, and redeemed refugee from the world of faith healing.

Jan 24, 2018

Episode 023: When Sermon Illustrations Go Wrong

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the importance -- and unimportance -- of preaching illustrations.

Jan 10, 2018

Episode 022: Jason Allen

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, about his first five years in leadership at the school and the dramatic resurgence resulting.

Dec 27, 2017

Episode 021: Why You Should Under-Program Your Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson outlines numerous reasons a church should aim for simplicity in its programming, method, and mission.

Nov 29, 2017

Episode 019: The 5 C's of Preaching

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A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 19: The 5 C's of Preaching

What is the irreducible complexity of Christian preaching? What distinguishes preaching from lecturing? In this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses 5 elements of Christian preaching that every pastor ought to embrace in reviewing if their sermon is pulpit-ready.

Nov 15, 2017

Episode 018: Dean Inserra

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 18: Dean Inserra

“Lost people don't go to a church because the band is awesome."

Nov 1, 2017

Episode 017: The Fine Art of Pastoral Listening

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 17: The Fine Art of Pastoral Listening

When listening to others, consider how God listens to you.

Oct 18, 2017

Episode 016: Jonathan Dodson

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 16: Jonathan Dodson

“I have this rare hope that Wall-E is not our future.”

Oct 4, 2017

Episode 015: The Prodigal Church

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A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 15: The Prodigal Church

"The gospel is the only power for transformation."

Sep 6, 2017

Episode 013: The Curing of Souls

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 13: The Curing of Souls

“Godly pastoral care is the overflow of love.”

Aug 23, 2017

Episode 012: Jen Wilkin

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 12 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and author and teacher Jen Wilkin discuss the dynamics of community groups, discerning a teaching gift, why the prosperity gospel sells, the differences between men's and women's "learning styles," and why women's ministries are often so cheesy.

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 011: Dave Harvey

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 11 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dave Harvey discuss vital ministry practices of preaching, counseling, applying the gospel to one's self, and the celebrity pastor problem.

Jul 26, 2017

Episode 010: Why Discipleship Matters

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 10: Why Discipleship Matters

"Maybe our failure to disciple the converts we make is why we’re making fewer converts."

Jul 12, 2017

Episode 009: John Onwuchekwa

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 9 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and John Onwuchekwa discuss ministry and mission in urban environments, the declining numbers in the SBC, and what it's like for stutterers to make a living doing public speaking.