Resources from the series: Conversations

A video series of conversations with Midwestern Seminary and College professors.

Jun 15, 2015

Michael Kelley On Our Fear of The Boring by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why shouldn't we be afraid of mundane or boring things?

Dec 4

Michael Kelley on Mistakes We Make When Thinking About Discipleship by Michael Kelley

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FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "What are some mistakes we make in thinking about discipleship?"

Jun 13, 2016

Michael Kelley on Marriage as Sanctification

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Series: Conversations

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Jun 22

Michael Kelley on Difficult Things In Life by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What difficult thing in your life taught you the most?

Aug 24

Michael Kelley on Christians Not Being Discipled by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What should a new Christian who isn't being discipled do?

Mar 2

Michael Kelley on Books Christians Read by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why do the books Christians buy the most tend to not be the best for them?

Aug 25, 2017

Matt Chandler on Sermon Prep by Staff

Series: Conversations

We asked Matt Chandler to describe his sermon prep process.

May 8

Matt Chandler on How a Church Can Know It's on the Right Track by Matt Chandler

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FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church, "How can a church know its on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"

Jun 15, 2015

Matt Carter on Training Young Men for Ministry

What are some unique things you’ve learned in training young men for ministry?

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What are some unique things you’ve learned in training young men for ministry?

Sep 8, 2015

Matt Carter on Adoption and Orphan Care

Why are adoption and orphan care important to the mission of the church in the 21st century?

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Why are adoption and orphan care important to the mission of the church in the 21st century?

Nov 27

Matt Capps on Why Expository Preaching is So Important by Matt Capps

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FTC.co asks Matt Capps, Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Apex, North Carolina, "Why is expositional preaching as important today as it’s ever been?"

Oct 5

Matt Capps on Inter-Generational Discipleship by Matt Capps

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What are some ways to develop inter-generational discipleship in a church?

Aug 10

Matt Capps on Books Pastors Should Read by Matt Capps

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What kind of books should pastors read that they normally don’t?

Aug 31

Mark Dever on Younger Generations by Mark Dever

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What encourages you about the younger generation?

Jul 3

Mark Dever on the Problem with Unhitching the Old Testament From Our Theology

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FTC.co asks Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, "What’s the problem with unhitching the Old Testament from our theology?"

Oct 24

Mark Dever on Shepherding the Elderly by Mark Dever

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What should a young pastor know about shepherding elderly church members?

Dec 7

Mark Dever on Implementing Meaningful Membership by Mark Dever

Series: Conversations

What advice would you give the pastor beginning the process of implementing meaningful membership in his church?

Jun 13, 2016

Mark Dever on Contextualization in Preaching

How important is contextualization?

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How important is contextualization in preaching?

Jun 15, 2015

Kevin Peck on Discipleship and Growth by Kevin Peck

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We asked Dr. Kevin Peck, "Does discipleship have to change as a church grows?"

Jun 13, 2016

J.T. English on Worshipful Theology

How can a church help make sure its theology leads to doxology?

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How can a church help make sure its theology leads to doxology?

Nov 13

J.T. English on What's Encouraging About the Future of the Church by J.T. English

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FTC.co asks J.T. English, Pastor of The Village Church Institute at The Village Church in Denton, TX, "What encourages you about the future of the church?"

Jul 20

J.T. English on Discipleship Driven by the Gospel by J.T. English

Series: Conversations

What does discipleship driven by the gospel look like?

Sep 21

J.T. English on Avoiding Intellectualism by J.T. English

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How do you keep theological training from becoming intellectualism?

Jul 31

Jonathan Leeman on Why Everyone is So Angry by Jonathan Leeman

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FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director for 9Marks Ministries, "Why is everyone so angry today?"

Jun 15, 2015

Jonathan Leeman on Why Church Membership is Important by Jonathan Leeman

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How does church membership honor the church, rather than simply obligate or privilege the individual Christian?

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?

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Apr 4, 2016

Jonathan Leeman on Church Discipline

What do most Christians not know about church discipline?

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We asked Jonathan Leeman, "What do most Christians not know about church discipline?"

Nov 6

Jonathan Leeman on Christians Voting Pragmatically by Jonathan Leeman

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FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Research Fellow for the ERLC and Editorial Director of 9Marks Ministries, "Is there any problem with Christians voting pragmatically?"

Sep 28

Jonathan Leeman on Christians and Politics by Jonathan Leeman

Series: Conversations

How should a Christian think about the place of politics in their life?

Oct 23

Jen Wilkin on the Difference Between Grace and Permissiveness

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FTC.co asks Jen Wilkin, author and teacher at The Village Church in Dallas, TX, "How is grace different from permissiveness?"

Dec 5

Jen Wilkin on Advice For Those Struggling With Bible Reading by Staff

Series: Conversations

What advice would you give the Christian struggling with daily Bible reading?

May 11

Jeff Medders on Difficult Things In Life by J.A. Medders

Series: Conversations

What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?

Sep 26

Jeff Medders on Church Discipline by J.A. Medders

Series: Conversations

How do you keep church discipline from being weird and mean?

Oct 9

Jeff Dodge on Why Churches Should Think More Intentionally About College Campuses by Jeff Dodge

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FTC.co asks Jeff Dodge, Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church (Ames, Iowa), "Why should local churches be thinking more intentionally about college campuses?

Aug 14

Jeff Dodge on What Average Churchgoers May Not Understand About Being a Pastor by Jeff Dodge

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FTC.co asks Jeff Dodge, Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa, "What’s something about being a pastor the average churchgoer doesn’t understand?"

Nov 28

Jeff Dodge on The Local Church and Theological Training by Jeff Dodge

Series: Conversations

Why is the local church integral to theological training?

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear On Winning A Church to Mission

How do you win a church to mission?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

How do you win a church to mission?

Dec 29, 2017

J.D. Greear on What Difficult Thing In Your Life Has Taught You The Most? by Staff

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?"

Jun 13, 2016

J.D. Greear on The Power of The Spirit

Why is the Holy Spirit inside us better than the Jesus beside us?

by Staff

Series: Conversations

Why is the Holy Spirit inside us better than the Jesus beside us?

Apr 24

J.D. Greear on Signs of a Church's Faithfulness

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FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of Summit Church (Raleigh-Durham, NC), "How can a church know it is on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"

Jun 14, 2016

J.D. Greear on Making Growing Churches Feel Small

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We asked J.D. Greear, "How do you make sure a church feels small as it grows larger?"

Jun 15, 2015

Jason Hayes on Church Planting in the Bible Belt

What are some of the difficulties and blessings of planting a church in the Bible Belt?

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We asked Jason Hayes, "What are some of the difficulties and blessings of planting a church in the Bible Belt?"

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?

Nov 3, 2017

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

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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?"