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.
This week's links include resources on speaking truth in your heart, hope and sexual past, hymns for youth groups, and mothering as a first-generation Christian.
Social media platforms have to be a tool for outreach and benefit, not stress and anxiety, or they're not worth it.
FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "Why do we hate to wait on God?"
FTC.co asks David Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Southern Seminary, "How important is application in preaching?"
These dangers are possible in every church, because every church is made up of sinners -- both pastors and laypeople alike.
This week's links include resources on the Christan non-majority, pastoral encouragement, evangelicals and retrieval, disabled children in the womb, and God's Book.
Ensuring our Christian communities are “high group” isn’t just a question of growth. In a post-Christian America, it’s a question of survival.
This week's links include resources on disagreeing well, the Samaritan woman, joy, and those with special needs.
Here’s why I believe biblical theology should be woven into the fabric of discipleship in the local church.
While missions is more than evangelism, it is never less than that.
How do we stick with our uncomfortable church long enough to see this growth happen? How can we endure—no, learn to love—our uncomfortable church in spite of its frustrating imperfections?
Men today are often drowning is superficial relationships, but do not possesses any genuinely accountable gut-level friendships.
FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director at 9Marks and an elder a Cheverly Baptist Church (Cheverly, MD): "I want to plant a church and take current church members with me. What do I do?"
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.
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.
This week's links include resources on sex, raising up leaders, proclaiming Christ at work, and the humanity of pastors.
Here are eighteen specifications on how we should study theology.
FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO: "What comes first in church revitalization?"
This week's links include resources on domestic abuse, generations in the church, entertainment and our minds, and helping kids love the Bible.
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.
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?"
This week's links include resources on singing in church, personal holiness, God's love, racial reconciliation, and hard conversations.
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.
One of Christianity’s greatest idolatries today is also one of the most subtle and insidious: the idolatry of comfort.
This week's links include resources on retirement, hailing Jesus' name, marriage as ministry, reasonableness within outrage, and feasting on the Word of God.
Our best suggestions for barbeque, food, coffee, and things to do while you're in our wonderful city.
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.
Do you want to faithfully follow Christ during your college years? Then join a church.
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?"
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.
Love that is true love is wrapped in objective truth.
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.
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?
This week's links include resources about praying for children, pornography, preaching the bible, poverty, and women in leadership.
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.
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?"
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.
If you genuinely believe sexual sin is wrong and it keeps you from experiencing joy in God, then what?
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC, "What keeps younger and older women divided in the church?"