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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Christian burial (1)

Lo, He abhors not the virgin’s womb. The three biggies are birth, marriage, and death. We can’t help but confess our faith at each of them. Just follow the money. Births average $9,000, weddings $30,000, and funerals $7,000. But when you... read more

Church Reformed

This is a book about what the church should be, what it should do, and why it matters.

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Joe Bayly on knowing God’s will (1)

A brother wrote recently asking if I could find him Dad’s writing on knowing the will of God. He was particularly interested in anything I had from Dad’s years editing Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship’s “His” magazine. Under the... read more

Revoice Pastor Greg Johnson assures PCA his homosexualists will win

I agree with Pastor Greg Johnson’s read of the assembly. He and his fellow LGBTQers have won. In the PCA, the aggressive victimhood and shamelessness of gays and lesbians and their enablers is here to stay.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (18); Revoice built on one big lie

It’s inconceivable to establishment men that any of their critics has serious motives. Keep in mind that these men of Missouri Presbytery are the establishment of the PCA. It is their job to defend the respectability of the PCA, Missouri Presbytery, Covenant Theological Seminary, and the large wealthy churches around the country whose pastors got their MDivs at Covenant over the course of the past quarter-century.

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PCA General Assembly: A tale of two study committees…

The base strategy of rich liberal pastors and denominational leaders is dressing up the latest social justice fad in Biblical drag. It will never end. Look to rich men for leadership and they’ll lead you into the same betrayal of Scripture that got them lots of money and very large congregations.

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Hungary for that good thing

Rather than coping with its below replacement level birthrate by immigration as the United States and Western Europe do, Hungary has decided they want more Hungarian children. Here are some of the government incentives they have implemented: Government loans... read more

PCA General Assembly: Vote down that study committee Missouri Presbytery wants

Study committees are the tools liberal denominational leaders use to deny there is any schism or heresy. After all, the servant of God doesn’t study schism and heresy. He files charges against it and works intensely for its removal from his sheepfold where it threatens the souls of his sheep.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (17); one-sided warnings

Missouri Presbytery never stops faulting Revoice’s critics. When one thinks of all the verses they might have quoted warning their own Missouri Presbytery Revoicers, then the absence of such warnings in 143 pages of text, their project is clarified.

This is not to say warnings aren’t needed or heeded by us and Revoice’s other critics.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (16); it’s all about tone

Missouri Presbytery’s pastors here justify their cowardice by pointing out how gentle, reasonable, and ever-so-humble they are while the shepherds who criticized Revoice are (and we list them in order)…

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