To whom is the ransom paid?
All of our obedience begins with listening to our God.
How political should a local church pastor get with his flock?
What does your sermon preparation look like?
We should not be mistaken, a man who has all of his theological ducks in a row is not guaranteed to be a gifted husband.
All the “humble brags” on social media have a green shade if you look closely enough.
What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?
Though we should seek Him in our closets or a quiet place during the week, he has commanded us to gather together as the church on Sunday morning.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Jonathan Leeman about navigating the current minefields in evangelical social media.
Like any good pastor, it vexed and frustrated him to see God’s sheep led astray on something so vital and yet so simple.
Being called to ministry of any kind is both a responsibility and a privilege.
FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?"
My conversation on preaching with Tony Merida and Brandon Smith.
He is the One who makes everyone in Him not just “better”, but righteous.
Jesus can be glorified in you and me, and in the pitifully inadequate, sometimes myopic, church we attend.
What misconceptions do pastors have about women and discipleship?
One deficiency in much contemporary preaching is the failure to proceed with an understanding that we preach as sufferers, to sufferers.
The problem is when self-preservation becomes an ultimate thing, when safety becomes a god.
How do you write sermons? Describe your sermon preparation process.
FTC.co asks H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"
Choice lines from this recent release.
What kind of diversity is important for every church?
Men, God has given you the privilege of leadership.
Here are three open and honest struggles I faced and things I wished I knew in my first year of ministry.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the importance for churches of centering on the gospel.
What do we make of the fact that the man who was perhaps the greatest preacher in American history and is still one of evangelicalism's favorite heroes owned slaves and propagated slavery?
A godly motivation to disciple others is your gratitude for God’s work for, in, and through them.
Why should the average Christian care about ethics?
David was anointed to sit on the throne. But he was appointed to sit among sheep.
My younger self wanted a voice, wanted a platform but was unwilling to invest in the character required by the gospel.
When accumulated fatigue takes hold of us, a night of rest, a weekend get-a-way, or a six-week sabbatical likely won’t help.
If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?
When we come across big, "technical" words in our preaching and Bible study, we should use, study, and explain those words, rather than skirting around them or simply glossing over them with an alternative phrase.
As a pastor, few things warmed my heart more than church members telling me they prayed for me daily.
FTC.co asks Won Kawk, "How can a pastor effectively lead a multi-ethnic congregation?"
No law can be just if its justice for one is predicated on injustice to another.
Even though Jesus isn’t a mother, he is still able to sympathize with every weakness we face as moms.
What does Christ-centered leadership look like?
On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author and pastor Robby Gallaty about the discipleship deficit in the church and how to correct it.
God's track record is flawless, and His ability to accomplish His purposes is unquestionable.
Testimonies arising from scores of churches all over the Golden State represent the Kingdom fruit of the gospel sown over the last 170 years.
We asked Jonathan Leeman, "What do most Christians not know about church discipline?"
We decided early on that our rhythm of weekly worship would consistently include celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?
As I think about a future "retirement" from formal ministry, there are five things I hope are true about me at that time.
Training a new believer to do a single (very important) task is not the same thing as making a disciple.
What are some important things for pastors’ wives to remember about congregations?
Why are adoption and orphan care important to the mission of the church in the 21st century?
Until we understand that the gospel is the doorway into freedom from sin, even our religious efforts will simply be rearranging idols.