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?"
FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What do many evangelicals generally not know about their Asian brothers and sisters?"
This week's links include resources on motherhood as artistry, church for college students, God and your weakness, and Jeremiah 29:11.
FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice President of Communications at the ERLC, "Why do we need a 'dignity revolution?'"
FTC.co asks David Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Southern Seminary, "Does the discovery of CTE make playing football unethical?"
This week's links include resources on caring for single parents, calling and serving, teaching children to love the vulnerable, and praying in spiritual warfare.
FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, an Elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and Editorial Director at 9Marks Ministries, "How do we distinguish between primary and secondary issues?"
Rather than reciprocating proportionally based on what has been done, the way forward for disciples of Christ’s Kingdom is rooted in the grace of Kingdom.
Four basic ways we can use our Sundays to serve others, as opposed to just being served ourselves.
Often, the greatest threat to theological understanding is a lack of humility.
This week's links include resources on asking questions, fear in evangelism, pursuing others, and dealing with doubt.
May our times of family worship and discipleship be richer and fuller because we have experienced the good God has for us in His command to sing.
This week's links include resources on being uncomfortable at church, kids and transgenderism, recruiting young leaders, missionaries of color, and growing in Christ.
We are excited to introduce a fun new weekly tradition—#FTCFriday!
You can try as hard as you may, clawing at the mud and gravel and tree roots with a free hand—as long as the other hand clutches onto that sin, the ditch is your home.
One of the joys of weekly communion is the opportunity it affords the parents in our churches to declare the great news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to their children.
This week's links include resources on fear of God, the sufficiency of Jesus, wisdom, communicating with missionaries, and criticism.
We ask J.T. English, "How do you make sure a growing church keeps 'feeling small?'”
For good or bad, leaders set the emotional tone within an organization. . . . Hope is the most powerful tool in your arsenal.
We think the problem might just "go away" on its own. But if it doesn't, we have the biblical obligation to "take it to our brother."
We do not want to avoid equipping women just because it can be hard.
This week's links include resources on what the Bible says about women, dangers of money, unshakable joy, and pride and the pastor.
Consider with me, brothers and sisters – do we really see the idols of our culture? Can we call them by name?
This week's links include resources on reverse culture shock, multigenerational leadership, studying the Bible, neglecting lament, and the war on sin.
Revelation is very much a capstone to the Bible’s unified storyline, not a freaky add-on to the end.