Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly

Tim has been senior pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Bloomington, Indiana since 1996. Married to Mary Lee, the Baylys have five children and twenty-something grandchildren. Tim's book on fatherhood is "Daddy Tried." Co-author of a book on homosexuality, "The Grace of Shame," his latest book on the Church is "Church Reformed."

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Church reform(5): warriors who hide

When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” He willed the entire life of the Church to be one of reformation. -Luther’s 96th Thesis One gentleman in the PCA circulated among his friends a private response to one... read more

Church reform(4): avoid clean pastors

When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” He willed the entire life of the Church to be one of reformation. -Luther’s 96th Thesis Yesterday we posted a Warhorn piece warning believers committed to the reform... read more

Church reform(3): how not to reform

When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” He willed the entire life of the Church to be one of reformation. -Luther’s 96th Thesis After two decades in the PCA, it wasn’t hard to leave. Although many... read more

Then Comes What // Protecting children sexually

Then Comes What talks about how to protect children sexually.

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Each healthy marriage is healthy in its own way

There’s a brand of men who are tone-deaf regarding love and intimacy and think Adam being created first, then Eve, along with Scripture’s command to wives that they submit to their husbands, comprise the entire operating manual for marriage and family... read more

Church reform(2): be there

When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” He willed the entire life of the Church to be one of reformation. -Luther’s 96th Thesis Part I of Church Reformed begins with a section titled, “First... read more

Church reform(1): practical advice needed

When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” He willed the entire life of the Church to be one of reformation. -Luther’s 96th Thesis Recently, an email asked, “Can you write a ‘My... read more

Biblical church growth

Last evening, Trinity Reformed Church held our annual congregational meeting for the election of church officers and reception of annual reports. It is our habit each year to bind the reports together and distribute them Sunday morning after worship so the... read more

The good father: it’s a boy

Until recently, fathers and mothers learned their child’s sex at birth when the doctor or midwife announced “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl!” Some still choose to protect this romance by telling their ultrasound technician and... read more

The Hezekiah Option(2): The Hezekiah Option(1): a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation

The church’s real problem isn’t the world’s increasing hostility to Christian faith. Anyone who has lived for fifty or sixty years now knows Christians deserve everything we have coming. We have steadfastly refused to preach to the conscience of... read more

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