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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Worship with our Fathers (Tim Bayly)

Spirit & Truth, Session 5: Worship with our Fathers — Tim Bayly This message was originally given on February 22, 2019 at Clearnote Church (Bloomington, IN) as part of the 2019 Shepherds Conference, Spirit and Truth: A Conference on Worship. When we worship, we... read more

Marriage (2): a warning from John MacArthur

A year or so ago, when asked in a Q&A what authority a pastor has, John MacArthur answered “no authority.” Pastors have “no authority.” Explaining, he continued: Only the Word of God has authority. Christ is the Head of the Church, and He... read more

Pastor John MacArthur’s two most serious errors

Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. There are two related errors that Pastor John MacArthur promotes. Given his very high profile among Protestant believers in the English-speaking world, both need to be manhandled and dispatched so both shepherds and sheep will... read more

Marriage (1): untended gardens grow weeds

Over on Sanityville, a discussion of the methods of husbanding wives has issued in various considerations of technique. Men have been saying pastors and elders have tools to lead members of the church that husbands don’t have, themselves. They mention public... read more

Women leading in worship: the Godly woman’s conundrum

conundrum: a no-win situation Yesterday I was debating what to title the second post against women leading the church’s worship. It would have been more direct if it had read “God commands women not to lead in worship,” but in the end I left it,... read more

God commands that women not lead the church’s worship

Apparently the post on women leading worship struck a nerve, and not a positive one. Lots of shares and reads, but it’s made people mad. Why? Because we think of ourselves as God-fearing and submissive to Scripture when we’re neither. We’ve left the... read more

Worship: when men stop leading

Even in the most conservative churches, we men fall all over ourselves proving to the world that Christians are no different.

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The Church reformed kneels in prayer

We live in a proud and decadent age when, following the lead of our pastors and elders, believers have abandoned that ancient and holy habit of bending our knees in prayer to our great and mighty God. In my significant experience of worship in Reformed churches in... read more

Where’s the love for repentant sodomites

[Note: After posting this a couple hours ago, I went back and removed several things written in haste that were unseemly. I apologize for not doing a better job before posting it and trust this new version is more honoring to Christ.] There are many concerned and... read more

Missouri Presbytery’s lovelessness

Driven cross-eyed by the monomaniacal, Spurgeon once exclaimed: My how a harp of ten-thousand strings can harp on one string so long! The string Reformed baptists and presbyterians are stuck to right now is race. But not race as in Amerindians, Slavs, Armenians, or... read more

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