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Strengthening Churches from the Inside Out

by Jason K. Allen

We are noticing an ongoing trend in our conversations with pastors and we love it. In fact, if we didn’t notice, it would only prove we aren’t paying attention. The movement occurring is what we refer to as “church-based theological education.” To summarize, regular church members are seeking out educational opportunities—such as classes typically taken in seminaries—within their own churches.

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Episode 172: Preacher Pet Peeves

August 10, 2022 by Jared C. Wilson, Ross Ferguson
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss some things preachers do they wish they woudln't (and a few things they're glad they do). Read More ›
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Spurgeon the Pastor: An Interview with Geoff Chang

August 9, 2022 by Brett Fredenberg, Geoff Chang
Geoff Chang serves as Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Seminary. In his latest book, Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry, Chang focuses on an often-overlooked aspect of Spurgeon’s life, his pastoral ecclesiology. He addresses topics such as church gatherings, baptism and the […] Read More ›
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Thoughts on Becoming a Pastor (Again)

August 8, 2022 by Jared C. Wilson
I have slept better in the last seven years as a non-pastor than I did the years previous. And as the three other recently voted-in elders and I took our pastoral oaths, I felt the heaviness settle back onto my shoulders. Not in an ominous or otherwise negative way; not at all. But simply as a sobering reminder of the noble task (1 Tim. 3:1). Read More ›

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Letters to My Students: Vol. 1 - On Preaching
by Jason K. Allen
Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

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