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.
The depth of our roots in Christ will be exposed by how we respond when we get punched in the face.
Biblical theology corrects sentimental notions of the future God is preparing for us.
What would you do differently if you could plant your church all over again?
Pastors must be able to teach sound doctrine and all that accords with it.
How can Christians adopt appropriate concerns for justice while rejecting a social gospel?
Jesus suffered well because saving mankind was enough for him.
Your lips can go on autopilot singing some of the most beautiful and gospel-rich songs ever written all the while your heart is not truly on the same page.
We may not recall every Scripture we’ve read, but God sustains our trust in him as we choose to consistently feed on his Word.
What are some ways to develop inter-generational discipleship in a church?
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.
Because the Christian life is a fight against sin and flesh and all their wayward children, we may often find ourselves knocked down, weary, and needing to get back up again while feeling we lack the strength to do it.
How should a Christian think about the place of politics in their life?
As a church plant begins to mature, the church planter should preach less by sharing the pulpit more.
How do you keep church discipline from being weird and mean?
God always does as he pleases, in unmatched wisdom.
How do you keep theological training from becoming intellectualism?
Pastor, you aren't ready to preach until you can state what your sermon is about in one, clear sentence.
The day after, everyone had cooled off a bit. I stepped into my mentor's office not knowing I was about to learn a lesson I would never forget.
What you do with that conviction is the difference between arrogance and humility, immaturity and maturity.
The home is a microcosm of the church. If a man can’t lead his home effectively, how will he lead a church?
What are some important considerations for evangelicals taking the stand for traditional marriage?
Sure, you know how to handle to text. But can people tell that you have been with Jesus?
The Christian life is a life of discipleship, from every angle.
What encouragements and cautions would you give Christians in thinking about food?
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC), "What do you wish you'd known when you started as a pastor?"
The gospel is indeed the antidote to every sin and suffering. But "just preach the gospel" misses the mark as the solution to all manner of ills, because the good news has necessary implications that adorn and amplify it.
Moving to campus and immersing yourself in a holistic experience shows you are serious about your training and that you have set apart this season for something special.
The sparkling reality of the Christian life is that God not only meets our needs but often far surpasses them.
Wise forgetfulness is the fruit of finding our identity in Jesus Christ.
How should pastors think about parenting kids growing up in the ministry fishbowl?
Since the mission of the Church universal is to make disciples of all nations, any church structure should lead to the life transformation of those for whom Christ died.
While we might feel like we have more to do, we must rest in knowing that Christ’s work is done.
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.
The most beautiful beauty in this life is redemption, and redemption only comes through sacrifice.
Sometimes people have the mistaken idea that the gospel is something that is merely lived out before others, as in serving them.
As worship leaders, our primary job is to raise our church’s gaze to Christ - to take their eyes off the mundane things of life and set them on the majesty of their Savior.
An interview with Jackie Hill Perry, whose new book Gay Girl, Good God releases today from B&H.
A checklist without a heart change is giving a corpse a facelift.
What encourages you about the younger generation?
We can’t look to the degrees on our wall or the title beside our name as evidence of qualification.
Pastor, you are justified by your faith, not by your church plant.