What leadership qualities are needed in transitioning a church to greater gospel-centrality?
As pastors, we are vulnerable to paint ourselves as victims on the one hand or to become bullies or crooks or adulterers on the other.
The commitments the Bible illustrates for us are for our good. They are not to shackle us to burdens or to place weight.
It can be a monumental challenge to stomach the obscurity that comes from consistent “decrease,” but it’s part of every pastor’s journey.
The Enemy of our souls and our sinful flesh has a way of adding terrible fuel to the raging fires of shame.
The human spirit, to be healthy as God intended it to be, cannot veg-out inside our bodies with its feet kicked up.
True expository preaching strives to be faithful to the text and clear in the presentation.
No, the answer, if there is one, isn’t to heap another burden onto the weary. It is, instead, to look to Jesus for our rest.
Principles of interpretation are what stand behind your approach to a text.
FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Dean of The School of Theology and Missions at Union University, "What kind of books should pastors read?"
What are some key things churches can do to influence the culture for Christ?
God disciplines his people so that they learn not to rely on themselves and run after other gods, but to seek all and find all in him.
Pastor, give yourself to sound doctrine and make much of it from now on. If you cannot do this, resign.
Jesus has come and he is ushering in Eden day-by-day.
Our culture is not only opposed at present to the gospel. It is opposed to the very concept of reality itself.
While God’s Word does condemn all sexual sin, it also offers healing and forgiveness from all sexual sin.
Before I am anything else, I am a man who has been saved and sustained by the God of the gospel.
His identity was not connected with those to whom he was commissioned; rather, his identity was connected to the one who commissioned him.
There is something powerful about having the profound glories of almighty God brought to bear in a palpable way.
What people need the most is a renewed perspective that hinges on a kingdom that is not of this world.
What does Gospel-Centered teaching sound like?
If you want to consider theological education, you must first consider if you are in Christ at all.
FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, TX: "What should a pastor do when his church is tired of hearing the Gospel?"
Laypeople have no biblical warrant to leave the duty of doctrine up to pastors and professors alone.
What can a young pastor do to start cultivating a healthy legacy?
Writing about the difficulty of pastoral ministry probably won’t ease the difficulty of pastoral ministry, but it will remind us that God has matured us more than we have measured.
The call of pastoral ministry is completed only when the body of Christ affirm that call as a pastor.
Instead of allowing our inadequacies to keep us from evangelism, we should allow them to propel us into it.
The basis for biblical interpretation begins with Jesus.
When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.”
Archaeology does not, has not and will never prove Christianity as a system of faith—nor can it disprove the textual evidence of the New Testament.
We asked Barnabas Piper: "What should pastors and their wives know about raising pastors’ kids?
Godly pastoral care is the overflow of love, an act of nurture, and an act of self-giving.
Measuring the success of one’s service based primarily on what we can see is deceptive because most of the fruit in our ministry is in things that are unseen.
I can’t help but wonder how different this might be if we made it a point to treat everyone like they are invited to the party.
Whatever our station in life, the Lord’s Table announces the Good News that we must neither wait for our victory, nor wane in our defeats.
You are undersized in the fight, but the Holy Spirit that indwells you is anything but.
A person who fears God more than anything is less likely to abuse God’s subjects.
Since we are commanded to gather together for the purposes of helping one another grow in love and good works, we shouldn't neglect that activity.
What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?
Marriage is not sufficient for life and godliness. Jesus is.
FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, Lead Pastor of August Gate Church in St. Louis, to describe his sermon-writing process.
Not what. Who.
Words, even truth, not carefully spoken can damage relationships and cause division among brothers and sisters.
Ordinary things in the hands of an extraordinary God become the miraculous means by which He brings about His kingdom.