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.
Precisely because saying "sorry" is a counter to the sin of pride, we need to be able to do it when necessary.
This week's links include resources on pastors getting things done, spiritual gifts, teaching kids to love God, Christian hospitality, and racial reconciliation in the SBC.
The goal for all pastors, and all Christians really, is the pursuit of knowing and worshiping God as He really is and not as we have merely imagined Him to be.
Leadership is about embracing responsibility. It’s about understanding our role as stewards and being content with where He has placed us.
This week's links include resources on disciple-making shift, single women in the church, lessons from a bad sermon, how to lose a pastor, sin's allure, and church planting pipelines.
This week's links include resources on the purpose of marriage, worry, when Christianity doesn't work, caricatured biblical womanhood, and habits of false teachers.
Only when the heart is addressed do people find Christ more glorious, satisfying, and beautiful than whatever else they are grasping onto.
FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church (Tomball, TX): "What is the one thing you wish you’d done different as a church planter?"
This week's links include resources on a balanced gospel, hype church services, Christian hospitality, and prayer in 1 Timothy 2.
For us to be able to respect our husbands as our pastors, we must first respect them as the spiritual leaders of our families. These two actions are irrefutably linked.
FTC.co asks Keith Getty, Christian songwriter and author, "What is your favorite worship song, and why?"
This week's links include resources on the sacraments and art, sharing the gospel, the language of "calling," and spitfire women.
In addition to giving us specific instructions, the biblical passages that mention the Lord's Supper are vivid reminders of the “togetherness” of it all.
The starting point of a redeemed worldview is knowing the greatest danger to any man exists inside of him, not outside.
Since God created and cares for our natural world, His people should be marked by an appreciation for and care of that world.
This week's links include resources on celebrity power, the gospel in all seasons of life, grieving childlessness, and pastors teaching kids to love the church.
Three questions to help parents begin evaluating the way they talk to and around their kids in more relaxed settings.
The parables Jesus tells in the four Gospels are peculiar kinds of stories that too many readers read very wrongly.
This week's links include resources on advocating for others, unmarried Christians, parenting and pastoring, and staying long in a church.
There is a certain quality Christians should strive for as we represent God to the world.
Meditation doesn't mean humming in a monotone tone in an effort to completely clear your mind so the universe can come rushing in. It means filling your mind with Scripture and turning it over in your mind again and again.
Join the hashtag. Join the movement.
This week's links include resources on faith in dry seasons, grace to you, how to welcome people with disabilities, former atheists, and paying your pastor.
Often, we are left wondering what it actually means to come alongside those who are experiencing great loss. But exactly how do we do it?
FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Pastor at The Village Church, "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage?"
This week's links include resources on assisted suicide, getting the most out of books, 9Marxism, friends pastors need, how to live a whole life, and rest.
Why do the books Christians buy the most tend to not be the best for them?
FTC.co asks Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church - Tallahassee, FL: "How can a church know it’s on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"
This week's links include resources on painful callings, conversion therapy, singles and gifts, meeting Christ, temptation, adoption, and quiet lives.
We have a message that needs to be spread and we have the largest communication platform the world has ever known.
This week's links include resources on boys respecting women, gathering seashells, celebrating women, Christians and death, and the phrase "I am enough."
One thing I know I can do in the midst of the complexities and difficulties of the parenting task: I can pray.
This week's links include resources on embryo adoption, gratitude, the gospel in a cold place, cynicism, and small-groups and singles.
Confession isn’t solely so the confessor can feel better because someone else knows. No, it is confession for the sake of change and accountability.
We may not follow all of Augustine’s interpretations of Scripture, but his humility before the word continues to teach us.
Matthew 18 is about winning your brother. That’s the goal. We want to see him turn and repent. We pursue the process to win our brother.