Resources from the series: Conversations

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

Apr 30

Jeff Dodge on Theological Training and Intellectualism by Jeff Dodge

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

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?

Jul 23

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

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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?

Series: Conversations

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

Sep 17

Jared Wilson on Advice for New Writers by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College and Author in Residence at MBTS, "What advice would you give to new writers?"

Nov 26

Jared C. Wilson on Transitioning from an Attractional to a Gospel-Centered Ministry Model by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author-in-Residence at Spurgeon College/MBTS, "What is the first step for a church in moving from the attractional paradigm to a gospel-centered model of ministry?"

Aug 8

Jared C. Wilson on Advice for New Pastors Who Want to Quit by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College and Writer-in-Residence at Midwestern Seminary, what advice he would give a new pastor who already wants to quit.

Mar 15

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

Series: Conversations

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

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

Series: Conversations

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.

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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?

Aug 16

H.B. Charles Jr. On The Church and the 21st Century by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Apr 26

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

Series: Conversations

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.

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

Series: Conversations

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

Oct 25

Don Whitney on The Christian's Devotional Life

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?

Dec 28, 2018

Don Whitney on Praying the Scriptures by Staff

Series: Conversations

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?

Nov 21

Don Whitney on Neglecting Spiritual Disciplines

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "What is the impact of neglecting the spiritual disciplines?"

Jul 17, 2018

Don Whitney on Misconceptions About the Spiritual Disciplines

Series: Conversations

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

Feb 13

Don Whitney on Family Devotions by Staff

Series: Conversations

How do you encourage a young family struggling with family devotions?

Jun 8, 2018

Don Whitney on Difficult Things in Life by Staff

Series: Conversations

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

Sep 10

Don Whitney on Advice for Young Families Wanting to Start Devotions

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "What encouragement would you give young families wanting to start family devotions?

Oct 12, 2018

Dean Inserra On What He Would Do Differently In Church Planting by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

What would you do differently if you could plant your church all over again?

Mar 22

Dean Inserra on Successful Outreach by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

What’s been the most successful form of outreach your church has practiced?

Aug 17, 2018

Dean Inserra On Ministry In The South by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

How is ministry in the South different than it was 10 years ago?

Jun 14

Dean Inserra on First-Year Church Planting by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Nov 28, 2017

Dean Inserra on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage in the Midst of a Busy Ministry

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL: "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?"

Aug 9

Dean Inserra on Creativity in Worship by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

Sep 6

Dean Inserra on Contextualizing Without Compromise by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?

Jun 13, 2016

Dean Inserra on Contextualization Without Compromise

What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?

Series: Conversations

"What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?"

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on the State of Preaching by David Prince

Series: Conversations

We asked Dr. David Prince, "How would you characterize the state of preaching in evangelicalism today?"

Nov 5

David Prince on the Importance of Application in Preaching by David Prince

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks David Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Southern Seminary, "How important is application in preaching?"