Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly

Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church since 1996, Tim and Mary Lee have five children and lots of grandchildren. Tim's books include "Daddy Tried," The Grace of Shame," "Church Reformed," and a new book for elders. Tim spent ten years in the PC(USA) and twenty in the PCA. He's now a member of Evangel Presbytery.

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Yes, state public health decrees are legal

Over the past few days, social media have exploded with Christian men denouncing churches’ elders and pastors who have submitted to their state’s quarantine laws in response to COVID-19. These men deny the state’s authority to issue quarantines and... read more

Daily devotional: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Daily Devotional: Thursday, April 2, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 53:8 And as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due? To be re-generated is to be born... read more

The day our family went smash

For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. (1Samuel 15:23) Once upon a time, there was a Christian father who had a wife he loved very much. God has blessed this father and his wife with ten children—seven girls and... read more

Daily devotional: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Daily Devotional: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 53:8 (KJV) He was taken from prison and from judgment:  Part of the suffering Jesus endured was not at the hands of the people, but at the hands of the governing authorities. Was Jesus a criminal? Did... read more

Daily devotional: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Daily Devotional: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 53:7b (KJV) he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. The Bible says God gave us the animals to eat. Christians eat meat. This... read more

Daily devotional: Monday, March 30, 2020

Daily Devotional: Monday, March 30, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 53:7a (KJV) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: Have you ever been called a “crybaby?” Did it make you mad? Maybe you responded, “I’m not a baby! I’m a boy!” A crybaby... read more

The fundamental Christian virtue of solidarity

At University of Wisconsin (Madison), I took a course on the American West taught by Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Allan Bogue. One of our readings was Frederick Jackson Turner’s seminal essay, “The Significance of the Frontier in American... read more

Daily devotional: Friday, March 27, 2020

Daily Devotional: Friday, March 27, 2020 Scripture Reading Isaiah 53:6 (KJV)  “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” You remember yesterday we saw the pictures of... read more

Daily devotional: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Daily Devotional: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Scripture Reading Isaiah 53:6 (KJV)  “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Our verse begins with the word “all.” Does... read more

Daily devotional: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Daily Devotional: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Scripture Reading Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)  “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” The prophet... read more

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