Should college students join a local church by campus if they have a church membership “back home”?
Theologians at every level: Employ your expertise with humility in every interaction for the good of your brother and the good of your neighbor to the glory of God.
FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice-President of Communciations at the ERLC, "What tempts Christians to engage politically in undignified ways?"
FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Director of the D.Min. Program at Liberty University, "Why is contentment radical?"
This week's links include resources on chronic pain, believing your own press, improving preaching, marriage, and Lent participation.
It’s easy to be discouraged when you see a tiny trickle of people coming into your congregation. But if that trickle is good, solid growth, it’s much more likely to be growth that lasts.
FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor at Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "Why do you develop relationships with Muslim leaders in your city?"
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the problem of pastors plagiarizing the work of others in their sermons and writing.
FTC.co asks Dr. Andreas Köstenberger, Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at MBTS, "What is a vital ingredient for faithful longevity in scholarship or ministry?"
This week's links provide resources on worship as discipleship, the meaning of marriage, loneliness, following your heart, hobbies and idolatry, and fathers.
Fellow moms, if we think teaching our children about the Triune God and the universe he made is small or pitiable or unimportant, we don’t understand smallness.
Not every theological issue demands warfare. Not every doctrinal disagreement deserves the same outrage on social media.
This week's links include resources on salvation, language and the missionary, guarding your relationship with God, one-to-one Bible reading, and churches working together.
The people we encounter in the church may not necessarily be the people we would have chosen for ourselves. But they are the people we need.
Central to our gospel presentation is the solution to the problem of sin, and if this sin is central to our hearer’s identity, we haven’t actually presented the gospel until we’ve brought it to bear rigt there.
This week's links include resources on engaging those who disagree, complacency in salvation, grieving with hope, mothers who do 'nothing,' Jesus and the Old Testament, myths on studying the Bible, and empty nesters.
Amazingly, even small, rural churches inherit the powerful kingdom of God through the blood of his Son.
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, "Who has influenced your preaching the most?"
This week's links include resources on being pro-life and pro-woman, God's goodness tomorrow, recovering benedictions, talking to kids about ethnicity, and walking away from discipleship.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "Why do many Christians seem more inclined to Bible Study than prayer?"
FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Professor in the School of Divnity and Director of the DMin doctoral program at Liberty University, "What does Christian culture sometimes get wrong about masculinity?"
FTC.co asks Barnabas Piper, Director of Community at Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN: "What is a surprising way to become a better writer?"
Here is the bottom line: when young people are passionate, bold, and relentless, things change.
FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice-President of Communciations at the ERLC, "What is virtue signaling and how do you know if you are doing it?"
There is a subtle kind of pride that has the appearance of celebrating grace. But its aim is self-oriented.
It’s disheartening that so many people are listed on a church roll somewhere but not actually attending.
If one desires to preach the whole counsel of God, proper interpretation is of paramount importance.
This week's links include resources on abandoning dreams, fighting materialism, gospel-driven theology, Lottie Moon, and how God uses suffering.
How do we “do application” in a way that is faithful to the Scriptures and representative of the biblical portrait of obedience?
FTC.co asks David Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Southern Seminary, "Who has influenced your preaching the most?"
This week's links include resources on Joseph, our deliverer, the redemption of the curse, and giving God your pulpit.
What does it mean for a preacher to be faithful? How does one even measure a preacher’s faithfulness?
How can you plant a church if you don’t actually know what a church is?
This week's links include resources on desiring Jesus, the little drummer boy, mastering self, preventing kids from going as missionaries, and encouraging the ministry of single women.
Putting aside preferences and embracing common, unified, God-centered worship is part of what it means to follow Jesus together.
We can’t always see what God is up to, either on the global stage of world history or on the smaller stages of our lives and decisions.
It’s impossible to replicate, day after day, the camp/retreat/conference high. What can you do to make the most of your experience after it’s all over?
This week's links include resources on peace during Christmas, emotionally unhealthy leaders, why God would give kids a sick mom, the real meaning of Christmas, and singing Christmas carols.
Train your flock through your preaching to behold.
The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.
FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO: "How do you transition a church to a plurality of elders?"
How should you take communion? I’m not talking about the form of being served, but what should be going on in our hearts and minds as we partake?
In these three ways, Irenaeus helps us understand how the Bible is one book about one Person written by one Author.
This week's links include resources on gratitude, C.S. Lewis and youth ministry, anxiety, and ministering to the homeless.
All theological education exists to build up the church, equip the church, adorn the church, love the church - it is for the church.
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?"
This week's links provide resources on multiplication in the church, women and the Word, who delivered Jesus to death, a letter for "dones" and "nones," and faith as defiance.
What does countercultural Christianity look like in America today?
We cannot say we are clear on doctrine when we are so often unclear on the application.
In short, it’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.