Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly has been senior pastor of Clearnote Church, Bloomington since 1996. Married to Mary Lee, the Baylys have five children and twenty-something grandchildren. Tim's book on fatherhood is titled "Daddy Tried" and he is co-author of a book on homosexuality titled "The Grace of Shame.’

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Four ways Bible scholars betray the Church

Twenty-five years ago, some of us worked to warn God’s people against Bible translators and publishers removing words with a male semantic meaning component from Scripture. We pointed out it’s not the meaning behind the words but the words themselves that... read more

Pastoral care for fornicaters, sodomites, adulterers, effeminates

This email just went out to the men of our congregation. Every church should be doing something similar. read more

Marriage (8): when your dear wife says “no” (e)

(This series is cumulative so it may help to go back and read posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6, and 7.) What about when your wife says “no” and she’s right? If you as a husband don’t recognize when her “no” is right, this inability to know... read more

Marriage (7): when your dear wife says “no” (d)

(This series is cumulative, so it would help to read the posts in order: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.) If I told you doctrine is directly connected to the unity, beauty, and peace of your marriage and family, would you be patient and read this post? The purpose of the... read more

Frequency of Communion in Calvin’s Geneva

Before his banishment from Geneva in 1538, in “Articles concerning the Organization of the Church and of Worship at Geneva proposed by the Ministers at the Council” (Jan. 16, 1537) Calvin and his fellow Geneva reformers presented Geneva’s magistrates with an... read more

Marriage (6): when your dear wife says “no” (c)

This series is cumulative, so if you haven’t read the earlier posts, you don’t have the proper context for this one and those following (Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Do please start from the beginning. That out of the way, the past few posts we’ve been... read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: “The Church and the Scandal of Sex Abuse”: A Protestant response (3)

(Third in a series. First here and second, here.) A little over a week ago, now, a letter written by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI was released in English translation by a number of sources. The letter concerned the Roman Catholic Church’s ongoing sodomitic abuse... read more

On Good Friday

A Psalm on the Death of an Eighteen-Year-Old Son What waste Lord this ointment precious here outpoured is treasure great beyond my mind to think. For years until this midnight it was safe contained awaiting careful use now broken wasted lost. The world is poor so poor... read more

Revoice 2019: unrestrained, the leaven grows

And now cometh Revoice 2019. Vice pitied becomes vice embraced. This gayfest initially planned and led by a number of alumni of Covenant Theological Seminary is metastasizing, becoming a tradition of celebratory events in support of coming out as “gay” in... read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: “The Church and the Scandal of Sex Abuse”: A Protestant response (2)

(Second in a series. First published here and third here.) One week ago, a letter written by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI was released in English translation by a number of sources. The letter concerned the Roman Catholic Church’s ongoing sodomitic abuse and rape... read more

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