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.
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.