Resources from the series: Conversations

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

Feb 26

Jonathan Leeman with Advice for Pastors Practicing Church Discipline for the First Time by Jonathan Leeman

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FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director for 9Marks Ministries, "What advice would you give a pastor who wants to practice church discipline in a church that never has?​"​

Jul 31, 2018

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?

Jan 11

Jonathan Leeman on Meaningful Membership by Jonathan Leeman

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Why is it as crucial as ever these days for churches to practice meaningful membership?

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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May 14

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, 2018

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, 2018

Jonathan Leeman on Christians and Politics by Jonathan Leeman

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

Jun 7

Jen Wilkin on Women and Discipleship by Staff

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What misconceptions do pastors have about women and discipleship?

Oct 23, 2018

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?"

Mar 5

Jen Wilkin on Facilitating Inter-Generational Discipleship Among Women

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FTC.co asks, Jen Wilkin, author and teacher at The Village Church in Dallas, TX: "How can we better facilitate inter-generational discipleship among women?"

Dec 5, 2018

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

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

Jun 5

Jeff Medders on Writing Sermons by J.A. Medders

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How do you write sermons? Describe your sermon preparation process.

Feb 22

Jeff Medders on Pastoral PTSD by J.A. Medders

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What is Pastoral PTSD and what can a pastor do if he has it?

Jan 8

Jeff Medders on How Ministry in the Bible Belt Has Changed in the Last 10 Years by J.A. Medders

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FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas, "How has ministry in the Bible Belt changed over the last 10 years?"​

May 11, 2018

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

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

Sep 26, 2018

Jeff Medders on Church Discipline by J.A. Medders

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

Oct 9, 2018

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, 2018

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?"

Apr 30

Jeff Dodge on Theological Training and Intellectualism by Jeff Dodge

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FTC.co asks Jeff Dodge: "How do you keep theological training from becoming intellectualism?​"​

Apr 9

J.D. Greear On Winning A Church to Mission

How do you win a church to mission?

by Staff

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How do you win a church to mission?

Jun 11

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

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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

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

Apr 24, 2018

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?"

May 10

J.D. Greear on Mission in the Bible Belt by Staff

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What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

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?"

Mar 15

J.A. Medders on Pastoring Elderly Church Members by J.A. Medders

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How can a young pastor lead elderly church members well?

Feb 3, 2017

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media? by Staff

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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?"

Jun 4

H.B. Charles on the Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks by H.B. Charles, Jr.

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FTC.co asks H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Preparation

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

by Staff

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What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

Mar 30, 2018

H.B. Charles on Discipling Young Men by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What are some key components to discipling young men?

May 4, 2018

H.B. Charles on Difficult Things In Life by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

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

Apr 26

H.B. Charles Jr. on Sermon Prep by H.B. Charles, Jr.

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What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles Gives Advice to His Younger Self by H.B. Charles, Jr.

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H.B. Charles, Jr. answers the question: "If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?"

May 22

Greg Belser on The First Year of Ministry by Greg Belser

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If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?

Sep 18, 2018

Don Whitney on What to Do When You're Struggling With Prayer

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FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "How do you encourage someone who is struggling with prayer?"

Jan 5, 2018

Don Whitney on What The Average Christian's Devotional Time Should Look Like by Staff

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FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What should the average Christian's devotional time look like?"

Nov 9, 2018

Don Whitney on The Gospel and Spiritual Disciplines by Staff

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How is the gospel connected to the daily effort in the spiritual disciplines?

Dec 28, 2018

Don Whitney on Praying the Scriptures by Staff

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How do I prevent praying the Scriptures from feeling formulaic?

Jul 22, 2015

Don Whitney on Praying the Bible by Staff

Series: Conversations

What does it mean to "pray the Bible," and why is it important?

Jul 17, 2018

Don Whitney on Misconceptions About the Spiritual Disciplines

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FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What are some misconceptions people have about the spiritual disciplines?"