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 soon a 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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Are you bitter?

Weakness is the bitter man’s permanent abode. Putting on display his persistent state of anger and resentment over what others have done to him, he testifies to his own impotence. He was powerless in the face of the evils committed against him and now looks for... read more

Young Men are Rocket Ships

Young men are rocket ships. If the ship isn’t pointed in the right direction, disaster will ensue. So how do you get young men pointed in the right direction? Register Now for the New Geneva Academy Shepherds conference! Support our work: Support us here!... read more

Pastors are Supposed to Make Judgements

Do you expect your pastor to make judgements about you? We would have no hesitation in saying “yes” to the question if we were talking about a doctor or a football coach of a piano instructor. We want those people in our lives because we want them to form... read more

Truth and a Happy Heart

Preachers during the Second Great Awakening used emotional manipulation to “convert” the masses, and Reformed pastors have been leery ever since then about appeals to emotion. But a pastor must preach to both the mind and the heart. In the Reformed world,... read more

Advice to young mothers

NOTE: This is a letter my mother wrote back in the seventies responding to another mother’s request for help. -Tim Bayly Dear Mrs. (Jane Doe), Thank you for your letter. Your question has been much on my mind because I would like to be able to help you. I’ve... read more

Should we be hopeful about PCA’s actions at their GA

NOTE: Over at Sanityville, one man asked: Isn’t anyone at least hopeful considering that all three resolutions passed by a clear margin? And that the people opposing the overtures didn’t deny the sinfulness of homosexuality. I don’t like the way Johnson qualifies the... read more

At the Highest Pitch of Expression

Hebrews 13 reminds us that our pastors have the awful responsibility of watching over our souls. One day, they will give an account to God for their work. That’s a scary thought. Many pastors downplay their position as a pastor to try to get the perks of the job... read more

Faithful Worship, Faithful Preaching

Today’s episode is a continuation of the discussion we had last week about Christian worship. There’s interplay that always exists on a Sunday morning between the worship and the preaching. Does faithful preaching lead to faithful worship, or vice versa? How about... read more

You’re Supposed to Sing!

Today we turn our attention to music and worship. Music is powerful. It moves our emotions and shapes our desires, and these are not secondary things for a Christian. Just like our minds need instruction, our hearts and wills need to be directed. The songs we sing in... read more

President Biden’s bishops

Those watching the news have heard the recent talk about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Roman catholic, that is) voting to draft a pastoral statement about who are the rightful and who the wrongful participants in their Mass. Their Mass is not the true... read more

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