A family vacation is a gift of God, but a family vacation is not God. A vacation must never become our ultimate “happy place.”
God uses most effectively preachers who are given over to the task of proclaiming the word of God with their whole person—holding nothing back.
This week's links include resources on depression, Ecclesiastes, global missions and autonomy, scripture before phone, and non-epic church services.
This week's links include resources on mental illness, the visible church, discipleship and pastoral burnout, warning signs of a bad pastor, and the ministry hill to die on.
God calls us to die to self. Often that means we will be doing things that don't feel great.
When we don’t feel productive, the work we should look to and be comforted by is the work done by Jesus.
This week's links include resources on loneliness, the book of Acts, 15 reminders about hell, and pain knocking at your door.
Youth ministry might not need a total makeover. Instead, we need to think strategically about how to incorporate students into the life of the church.
This week's links include resources on student ministry, making social media more Christian, Ecclesiastes and our secular age, and pausing in pressure.
The key to prayer is a heart of dependence. Pray with the holy urgency of one who has a need that only Jesus can meet.
If you would hesitate to tell a fellow Christian that you are a fan of a certain show – or would hesitate to tell a fellow fan that you are a Christian – you need to rethink your entertainment choices.
While on vacation, I reflect on my life in every dimension, seek to identify personal weaknesses, and strive to strengthen them.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What are some misconceptions people have about the spiritual disciplines?"
This week's links include resources on aspiring theologians, grief, teaching kids theology, Instagram and the Christian, and genealogies.
Christians who are building personal libraries should be utilizing these resources for the purpose of being conformed to the image of Christ and helping others to follow suit.
It is not nostalgia that prompts me to read the Bible on paper; it is the expectation of encountering on every page the God who wrote it.
Perhaps, though, taking control of your calendar isn’t just an issue of time management. Maybe it is actually a spiritual discipline or even an act of discipleship.
My sinful heart might crave omniscience, but a good and loving God will never give it to me.
We may not be able to keep our pastor from falling, but we can invest in his personal, marital, and ministerial health in such a way that the temptations are lessened.
This week's links include resources on leading leaders, Bonhoeffer and spiritual disciplines, when God isn't there, and spiritual gifts.
FTC.co asks Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, "What’s the problem with unhitching the Old Testament from our theology?"
For many, “joy” and “reading plan” don’t jive. How many of us have set out January 1 with Genesis 1 only to fail somewhere around Leviticus 10?
This week's links include resources on how to be a burden, planting seeds with kids, essentials for new team members, and fauxnerability in the church.
My church won’t remember everything I say but they will remember what I repeatedly talk about.
The solution is to realize that political power must always begin with the gospel. It alone possesses the ability to change a heart, produce true justice, and permanently unite enemies.
This week's links include resources on singles in the church, prayerful people, loving wisdom, and the brevity of life.
We read Ephesians 5:22-26 and there is no avoiding it: God has called men to be spiritual leaders in the home.
The church must spot the lie. The church must preach and teach the truth. The church must celebrate God-made order.
There is no substitute for being present. There is no greater gift than helping another understand the Bible.
This week's links include resources on long-distance friendships, warning signs of moral failure, beauty in hard times, habits of great Bible teachers, and living intentional lives.
While challenging, Edwards will greatly benefit those who persevere in reading his works.
Church planter, your calling is to dynamically love your family as you lead your church family.
Three reasons to do the very countercultural thing of actually staying in the church that’s simply not cool enough.
This week's links include resources on youth groups, substitutionary atonement, leaving your first love, advice for new parents, and how to wait well.
This week's links include resources on the gift of singleness, women in Scripture, special needs ministry in the church, when your boss isn't a Christian, and moms who have needs.
Consider the fact that God is shaping you and growing you as a person through your occupation.
There is a madness in missions driven by one ultimate question: “Does it work?”
When the way of Jesus clashes with "street smarts."
This week's links include resources on detecting prosperity gospel churches, love according to the Puritans, seeking man's approval, and pastoring anxious people.
We are hopeless in our Christian lives if we have not the charter of Christ held fast against our hearts.
5 errors that masquerade as biblical confession of sin.
This week's links include resources on walking by faith, a pastor's schedule, corporate confession, foolish creativity, selfies, and how men can encourage women in ministry.
Christian leaders, consider this: you have been given stewardship, not ownership
May we be content to fulfill what God has called us unto—nothing less, but nothing more— and then rest in his goodness.
An upright life is a grace to others.
This week's links include resources on gratitude and gratefulness, leadership, how to be nicer, God's gentleness and strength, and the god of busyness.
When key words are missing in our gospel vocabulary, the ministry of “sound words” is lacking.
Show the kids in your ministry the gospel in your actions. Show that it isn’t just a message of empty words, but a message of power from a holy and gracious God.
FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church, "How can a church know its on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"
This week's links include resources on being a dad, missionaries in a secular land, video games, kids and racial reconciliation, the church and natural disasters, and your dispensability.