Resources by Theme: Practical

Oct 15

Christian, Feel Free to Love Politics by Doug Richey

We can love politics without it replacing God. We can love politics without it eclipsing our evangelism. We can love politics without it devaluing the eternal. We can love politics and honor Jesus simultaneously.

Oct 14

5 Ways to 'Feel' Scripture by Jared C. Wilson

We will not be mastered by Scripture if we don't occasionally allow it to overwhelm us, intimidate us, and force us to wrestle with it.

Oct 14

Links For The Church (10/14) by Staff

This week's links include resources on sex, raising up leaders, proclaiming Christ at work, and the humanity of pastors. 

Oct 8

How to Study Theology: Eighteen Specifications by Brandon Freeman

Here are eighteen specifications on how we should study theology.

Oct 8

Nathan Rose on What Comes First in Church Revitalization by Nathan Rose

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO: "What comes first in church revitalization?"

Oct 7

Links For The Church (10/7) by Staff

This week's links include resources on domestic abuse, generations in the church, entertainment and our minds, and helping kids love the Bible. 

Oct 3

When Failure Leads to Worship by David McLemore

Yes, we fail, but God is good and worthy to be worshiped. He accepts us by the blood of Christ. We can draw near to him right now.

Oct 3

Steve Bezner on Making Disciples Without Relying Solely on Programs by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "How do we make disciples without creating a one-size-fits-all program?"

Oct 1

Christ and the Church

An FTC19 Sermon

Series: 2019 For The Church National Conference

Tony Merida's message on "Christ and the Church" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.

Oct 1

Christ and the World

An FTC19 Sermon

Series: 2019 For The Church National Conference

J.D. Greear's message on "Christ and Mission" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.

Oct 1

Christ and Culture

An FTC19 Sermon

Series: 2019 For The Church National Conference

Owen Strachan's message on "Christ and Culture" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.

Oct 1

Christ and Discipleship

An FTC19 Sermon

Series: 2019 For The Church National Conference

Dr. Jason K. Allen's message on "Christ and Discipleship" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.

Oct 1

Women and Vocational Ministry

An FTC19W Talk

Series: 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference

Christine Hoover's talk delivered at the 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference.

Oct 1

Engaging Culture When We Disagree

An FTC19W Talk

Series: 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference

Trillia Newbell's talk delivered at the 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference.

Oct 1

The Mission of Motherhood

An FTC19W Talk

Series: 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference

Karen Allen's talk delivered at the 2019 For The Church Women's Pre-Conference.

Sep 30

Links For The Church (9/30) by Staff

This week's links include resources on singing in church, personal holiness, God's love, racial reconciliation, and hard conversations. 

Sep 25

Our Only Hope: A Review of the 2019 For the Church Annual Conference by Ronni Kurtz

One rhythm rooted in the life of Midwestern Seminary is the annual For the Church National Conference. For two days in September, pastors and ministry leaders ascend upon Kansas City in hopes to feast on the goodness and grace of God in the form of conference sermons, breakouts, panels, and fellowship with one another. 

Sep 24

8 Ways to Battle ‘Comfort Idolatry’ by Brett McCracken

One of Christianity’s greatest idolatries today is also one of the most subtle and insidious: the idolatry of comfort. 

Sep 23

Links For The Church (9/23) by Staff

This week's links include resources on retirement, hailing Jesus' name, marriage as ministry, reasonableness within outrage, and feasting on the Word of God. 

Sep 20

What To Know While You're In KC for FTC by Staff

Our best suggestions for barbeque, food, coffee, and things to do while you're in our wonderful city. 

Sep 19

Discipling Our Children Starts With a Question, Then an Answer by Autumn Kern

So how do we—as parents, mentors, and church leaders—help the children in our care separate wisdom from folly? We train them as the Church has for generations: we catechize.

Sep 17

4 Myths that Keep College Students from Joining a Church by Jim Davis

Do you want to faithfully follow Christ during your college years? Then join a church.

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?"

Sep 16

Links For The Church (9/16) by Staff

This week's links include resources on biblical womanhood, being a former white supremacist, forgetting Christ, studying the Bible with joy, and transitioning to a new ministry. 

Sep 12

Love is Love, Except When It is Not by Jason Alligood

Love that is true love is wrapped in objective truth.

Sep 10

Advice to Young Seminarians by Todd Chipman

This is part of God’s curriculum for pastors: in leading a church post-seminary, men of God will need to personally know of God’s faithfulness if they are going to lead the flock to walk by faith.

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?

Sep 9

Links For The Church (9/9) by Staff

This week's links include resources about praying for children, pornography, preaching the bible, poverty, and women in leadership. 

Sep 5

The SBC and Fighting in Our Own Frontiers by Jonathon Woodyard

We should think more carefully about how we conduct our family affairs, including our fights. We need to think about these issues for the good of our churches, the future of our convention, the joy of all (watching) peoples, and the glory of our King.

Sep 5

Nathan Rose on Proportionate Church Membership by Nathan Rose

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO: "Does it matter if a church's membership is greater than its attendance?"

Sep 4

Episode 065: Drew Dyck on Self-Control

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Drew Dyck, author of the recent book Your Future Self Will Thank You about the discipline of self-control in the Christian life.

Sep 3

Run Like the Wind from Sexual Sin by Benjamin Vrbicek

If you genuinely believe sexual sin is wrong and it keeps you from experiencing joy in God, then what?

Sep 3

Trillia Newbell on Division Between Younger and Older Women by Trillia Newbell

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC, "What keeps younger and older women divided in the church?"

Aug 29

Won Kwak on What Others May Not Know About Asian Believers by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What do many evangelicals generally not know about their Asian brothers and sisters?"  ​

Aug 26

Links For The Church (8/26) by Staff

This week's links include resources on motherhood as artistry, church for college students, God and your weakness, and Jeremiah 29:11. 

Aug 22

Dan Darling on Why We Need a Dignity Revolution by Daniel Darling

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice President of Communications at the ERLC, "Why do we need a 'dignity revolution?'"​

Aug 20

David Prince on Ethics and Playing Football 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, "Does the discovery of CTE make playing football unethical?"​

Aug 19

Links For The Church (8/19) by Staff

This week's links include resources on caring for single parents, calling and serving, teaching children to love the vulnerable, and praying in spiritual warfare.

Aug 15

Jonathan Leeman on Distinguishing Between Primary and Secondary Issues by Jonathan Leeman

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, an Elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and Editorial Director at 9Marks Ministries, "How do we distinguish between primary and secondary issues?"​

Aug 15

Activate Your Sanctified Imagination by David Prince

Rather than reciprocating proportionally based on what has been done, the way forward for disciples of Christ’s Kingdom is rooted in the grace of Kingdom​.

Aug 13

Putting the “Service” Back in Worship Service by Chad Ashby

Four basic ways we can use our Sundays to serve others, as opposed to just being served ourselves.​

Aug 13

An Essential Sentence for Seminary by Ronni Kurtz

Often, the greatest threat to theological understanding is a lack of humility. ​

Aug 12

Links For The Church (8/12) by Staff

This week's links include resources on asking questions, fear in evangelism, pursuing others, and dealing with doubt. 

Aug 8

Singing Gospel Truth at Home by Hunter Bobo

May our times of family worship and discipleship be richer and fuller because we have experienced the good God has for us in His command to sing.​

Aug 5

Links For The Church (8/5) by Staff

This week's links include resources on being uncomfortable at church, kids and transgenderism, recruiting young leaders, missionaries of color, and growing in Christ. 

Aug 2

Introducing #FTCFriday by Staff

We are excited to introduce a fun new weekly tradition—#FTCFriday!  

Jul 30

Beware of Sin by Sam Parkison

You can try as hard as you may, clawing at the mud and gravel and tree roots with a free hand—as long as the other hand clutches onto that sin, the ditch is your home.

Jul 29

How Weekly Participation in the Lord’s Supper Can Help Your Children by Ronni Kurtz

One of the joys of weekly communion is the opportunity it affords the parents in our churches to declare the great news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to their children.

Jul 29

Links For The Church (7/29) by Staff

This week's links include resources on fear of God, the sufficiency of Jesus, wisdom, communicating with missionaries, and criticism.