Kids and Technology

Here’s a question I was asked most recently in South Africa, but which I’ve been asked all over the world: What can you say about that tricky relationship between kids and technology? This is something we grapple with just about every day! Transcript How have you raised your kids with regard to technology? Yes, it is a difficult challenge to raise kids in the internet age and especially right here at the cusp of it. So I’m assuming our children …

False Converts & Confrontational Blogging

Today we are back in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kitwe, Zambia, where I was asked the questions, “how do you interact with people when you think they might be false converts?” and “Is there a place for ‘calling out’ unbiblical teaching from other believers in blogging?” These are my answers.   Transcript How do you interact with people that you believe might be false converts? It is very hard to tell people who think they’re saved that they may not …

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The Message That Moved the SBC

Just a little over thirty years ago, the fate of the SBC hung in the balance. It seemed as though it was going to adapt to the times and embrace theological liberalism, just as countless denominations had done in the U.S.. But at the 1985 SBC Convention in Dallas, Texas, a 75-year-old minister stepped to the podium and decided to take a stand. His message is the next entry in the Great Sermon Series. This video is brought to you …

Social Media and Churches / Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

At a recent event in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was asked about the relationship of churches and social media, and also asked about cell phone addiction (and information about my experiment in getting rid of my smart phone for a time). In these two videos I give my answers.   Transcript What problems can the internet and social media cause for churches? Problems for churches with internet and social media; I do think the gossip factor is huge. I think …

Ask Me Anything Zambia: Tips for Reading and Writing

While in Zambia for my recent EPIC trip, I held an Ask Me Anything event at Central Africa Baptist College. Here are a couple of the questions and answers: one concerns the relationship between reading and writing, and the other asks for practical tips to become a better reader. I hope you find the answers helpful!  

Ask Me Anything Zambia: Writing and Productivity

While in Zambia during a recent EPIC trip, I held an Ask Me Anything event at Central Africa Baptist College. Here are a couple of the questions and answers: one concerns how to become a writer people will read, and the other is about how to maintain productivity in work. The answer is slightly ironic given my current situation (I didn’t mention not getting nerve damage is essential for productivity) but anyway, here are my answers.  

10 Books Every Christian Should Read

I believe that of all the questions I receive, the most common relate to books. What are some books I ought to read? Can you recommend a book on this subject or that subject? What should I read next? I’m happy to answer such questions, but thought I might be able to answer a bunch at once by suggesting 10 books that every Christian ought to read. Transcript As you can probably imagine, I get a lot of feedback from …

Why the Best Missions Sermon Is All About God’s Sovereignty

David Platt’s sermon at the 2012 T4G conference is one of the most powerful calls to the nations in the last twenty years. What made it so compelling? The title of the sermon says it all: “Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions.” It’s the next entry in the Great Sermon Series. This video is brought to you in part by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can download a free book from Southern and learn more about training for …

Living the Dream: An Interview with Voddie Baucham

My recent trip to Africa took me to Lusaka, Zambia, where I had the chance to sit down for a few minutes with Voddie Baucham. We talked about his move to Africa, what he loves about Zambia, what he misses about America, and who would triumph if he and his pal James White ever got into a fight… Transcript Tim: I come all the way to Lusaka, Zambia. Who do I run into, but Voddie Baucham. What are you doing …

EPIC: Africa (with Special Guests Voddie Baucham & Conrad Mbewe)

My round-the-world EPIC journey recently took me to Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. This trip involved 9 planes, 20,000 miles of flying, hours of driving, and a whole lot of walking. Here’s just some of what I saw and experienced as I searched for the history of Christianity in that beautiful part of the world. This video is made with special thanks to Zondervan Academic Online Courses. They’re making it easier than ever to get a world class theological education. …