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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We’re hard at work and hope you’ll approve

Hope readers won’t mind my using this Warhorn channel for some news and a few requests. The past couple of weeks, posts here at Out of Our Minds have been slow. Others have not found the time to write and I’ve been busy. First there was the trip to Germany... read more

Go for the men and the women will follow

An elder of our congregation is thinking of serving a short term missions stint in  the Marakwet district of Kenya. In a search for more information on the area, this article popped up concerning the history of the Marakwet church. Published back in 2005 in the Africa... read more

The morning after midterms: the pulpit leads the world

Mary Lee and I were driving east for a conference with a group of Reformed pastors and elders last month, and as we drove we listened to a number of books before finally settling on that great American novel, Moby Dick. One section struck us with its application to... read more

Back to the Reformers (4): Luther publicly condemned pastors who refused to teach

[Fourth in a series.] Back in the castle part of Wittenberg’s Castle Church, there was a room with an interactive exhibit of the 95 Theses. The exhibit was a touchscreen copy of the theses allowing visitors to pick from about 35 phrases in the theses with... read more

Back to the Reformers (3): Luther and Calvin were intimate with fellow believers

[Third in a series.] For years, I watched my father and father-in-law navigate the troubled waters of celebrity Christian leadership. They did so without losing their humility, and both men’s homes had a constant stream of guests both short and long-term who... read more

Back to the Reformers (2): Martin’s Katie and Katie’s Martin

[Second in a series.] Brian Bunn and I spent the past week and a half seeing some of the major sites of the Reformation. In the middle of our trip we had a very pleasant three days with our dear friends, Juergen and Ilsa Von Hagen. Historically, the highlight of the... read more

John MacArthur, revisited

Back in 2012, we reported on John MacArthur’s extravagant income including directing $650,000 per year to his son-in-law Kory Welch for video production. Based on publishing and royalties plus IRS 990 forms for MacArthur’s non-profit corporations, we made... read more

Back to the Reformers (1): Wittenberg, 501 years later

[First in a series.] This is my friend Brian Bunn standing by the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church where Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses 501 years ago this week. Brian called a month or two back and said he was retiring from flying for United and wondered... read more

Bonhoeffer, from prison

New Year 1945 With every power for good to stay and guide me, comforted and inspired beyond all fear, I’ll live these days with you in thought beside me, and pass, with you, into the coming year. The old year still torments our hearts, unhastening: the long days of... read more

Tim Keller put the West to sleep

Tim Keller gets invitations everywhere, but none mean more to him than his invitations to speak at our alma mater, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Here he asks the question “Who Will Convert the West?” Let me state the obvious. Not Tim Keller.... read more

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