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," "Elders Reformed," and a coming book on marriage. 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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Be of the Same Mind, part 2

What kind of peace can we expect to have in the world? In our church? Our family? Our marriage? I’ll give you a hint: it begins with Jesus Christ. Join us for the Helpful Marriage Conference at the beautiful Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis on March 4th... read more

The death of pastoral care

When entering the ministry back in 1983, I had Dad’s wise counsel to help my beginnings. His counsel ran the path of short and pithy statements, one of which was “a home visiting pastor makes a churchgoing people.” This came to mind when I was... read more

A simple church and a simple graveyard

  What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? The word “cemetery” is from the Greek κοιμητήριον (sleeping place) and is simply a place for burying our dead. A graveyard, though, is a kind of cemetery distinguished by being a part... read more

Be of the Same Mind, part 1

What does it mean for Christians to “be of the same mind with one another?” Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link here! read more

Oh Absalom, my son, my son!

So the people went by stealth into the city that day, as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle. The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!” -2Samuel 19:3-4 Absalom was David’s... read more

Do your Work Heartily, as for the Lord

In this episode, I push the men to discuss the distinction between working with your mind and working with your hands. And I do that, I think, because I feel some amount of guilt and shame over the fact that I am not especially good working with my hands. Many young... read more

Biblical Foundations for Work

Pastors Tim, Max, Stephen and I have a conversation about the foundational principles for a Biblical understanding of work and rest. Resources mentioned in the show: Leisure, the Basis of Work, by Josef Pieper Why Work? by Dorothy Sayers When Fathers Ruled, by Steven... read more

Christ Church, Cincinnati, is now a particular church

Yesterday was a day of joy over in Cincinnati as we celebrated God’s work there the past six years planting Christ Church. In Presbyterian government, the work of planting ends officially with a worship service in which the church is “particularized”... read more

On Death and Dying

Death is an enemy. It’s serious, and it’s weighty. We shouldn’t be glib or careless about it, but we should talk about it. Here are a few helpful resources: 2015 Shepherds Conference Audio: The Last Enemy Notes, Scripture, and sayings on cremation... read more

Behold the love of God!

The Bible tells us God is love. Issuing from His perfections, then, God’s law is love. Jesus summed up His Father’s law, declaring the two greatest commandments to be, first, that we love God with all our heart and soul and mind; and second, that we love... read more

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