Oh yes, being a pastor and preaching the Bible is a high, great, and glorious call. But, it is not the highest, greatest, and glorious call of all.
In light of the story God is telling with the world, how should the church engage politically?
What is Pastoral PTSD and what can a pastor do if he has it?
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.
Compassion remembers the frame of our children like God remembers that we are dust and prone to weakness.
If you grumble in your lack, your heart posture may not be service for Jesus but an inordinate affection for money.
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God created men and women to work in such a way that we both have the same goal and we need one another to get the job done.
Why is the local church integral to theological training?
Stuff is going to happen. Things will break. People will hurt you. Leaders will disappoint you. But Jesus never fails. Never.
When circumstances are running smoothly and our own plans are being fulfilled, it is easy to forget the Lord and all he has done in the gospel.
How do you encourage a young family struggling with family devotions?
“Oh good! It’s always great to meet a fellow Christian," said the young man on my doorstep when he discovered I was a pastor.
True and lasting influence is not automatically attained by a high-level job, but by being purposeful in how we relate to others.
God spoke into these situations with temporary protections that pointed to the Savior coming who will correct all injustice.
School is life for foster kids so develop a partnership with the local school your child will attend.
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.
If your pursuit of Christian maturity does not have the person and work of Christ as its central focus, it’s a fool’s errand.
Walk where Edwards and Whitefield walked, visit everywhere from Yale to Harvard and coastal Maine to rural Vermont, meet with local pastors and church planters, and even enjoy some local eateries and coffee.
Whatever the circumstances, potential foster or adoptive couples should court their parents and patiently give them a vision for multigenerational influence.
What do you wish you’d known when you started as a pastor?
The dark parts of our hearts have been exposed by learning to care for another human being who is not biologically related to us.
What are some patterns of adulthood that frustrate our relationship with Jesus?
If we were merely flawed people, then the cross would have been an extreme overcorrection.
As they see you expanding your parenting to include the new kids in your home, while yet devoting yourself to them, they will be ready to expand their capacity to be a brother or sister to the new kids God has given you.
What encourages you about the younger generation?
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.
God’s Word was more than sufficient to guide us in our time of transition.
The culture wants us to separate reason and faith. But the bible wants us to engage the mind that God gave us.
Are you a sheep?
God gives generously in kindness to the least, last, lost, and left-out.
As a member of the body of Christ in a local church, you enjoy a mutual commitment with other believers that reflects your relationship with your spouse.
How do we appropriately honor men and women in church history who’ve contributed much of value?
Sin was defeated in the past, is defeated in the present, and will be defeated in the future only by the cross of Christ and our participation in it.
As the preacher exegetes his text and his times, he sees how the two intersect, or do not intersect with his congregation.
Why do we still have a problem with racism in the 21st century church?
Why, despite an abundance of helpful resources and exemplary models, do we still have a hard time turning the homiletical corner to preaching Christ?
Foster care or adoption will stretch your marriage in ways it has never been stretched before.
Why is it as crucial as ever these days for churches to practice meaningful membership?
These things took time and a process in order to come full-circle - the pain of personal growth, the healing after the pain, and the perspective gained in hindsight beyond the healing. And the unnerving and exciting thing is this: God’s still got more to do.
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.
As pastors, we need to remind young couples not only that we are all sinners, but also that we are all sexual sinners.
Just by being there you increase your chances of making an impact and you give yourself the chance to use your gifts.
When our hearts believe the lie that there is something more beautiful and more valuable than Jesus Christ, our lives will reflect our rejection of that truth.
We love them, shepherd them, and pray for them, but we can’t make them follow the Lord.
How can a Christian know that their head knowledge has become heart knowledge?
When the over-emphasis of numbers starts to creep in I have to run to the Word of God.
Immeasurable hope and help await you as you learn to kill the diehard sins that plague you.
How do I prevent praying the Scriptures from feeling formulaic?
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.