Tim Bayly

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," and a new book for elders. 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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The Presbyterian Church in America has institutionalized incompetence

I’ve often said it’s much more accurate to understand my former denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, by looking at social class than letting all the gab about doctrine fool you. The PCA is best seen as a religious organization run by upper... read more

President Trump’s got my vote

No criticism of President Trump has been so constant and intense as calling him a liar. A friend who’s an academic in Europe commented after the debate that Europeans hate the president because he demands they pay some of the cost of their own defense, through... read more

2020 COVID Church and 1777 Donegal Church

(Note that this post has the lowest ratings of any post I’ve ever put up here on Warhorn. Which, to me, confirms the truth of what I’ve written. As Samuel Johnson put it, I never consider I’ve hit my mark unless I get a good pushback.) COVID has been... read more

Flags in the church

When I first entered the ministry, an older pastor told me of the history of divisions over flags in the American church. He’d had considerable experience as an interim pastor and had known these divisions in the churches he served. Soon I found out back in the... read more

To my friends: a modest proposal

by Heather Ummel (over the transom) Masks. Can we have a conversation these days without some aspect of masks being discussed? Where to buy them, how horrible they are, how they help keep you warm in a cold office or schoolroom, why people wear them when they are by... read more

Husbands who command without submitting

The most interesting thing about the Covid year so far is the display it’s made of the failure of churches, pastors, and elders to teach respect for authority. Some churches have made an effort to teach the authority of husbands and fathers in the home, but... read more

We all stumble in many ways

Hell doesn’t deliver errors directly. They’re sent through men. Balaam very much wanted to be a religious celebrity who saved the day for the king and his people. Peter was zealous for Jesus not to suffer. The scribes and Pharisees were envious. The... read more

Doug Wilson’s confession of faith; a postscript

Appoint elders in every city. -Titus 1:5 Since the post of Elder Brian Bailey and Pastor Joseph Bayly a couple days ago, we’ve had a chance once more to engage Doug and Toby, making another personal appeal to them to look carefully at the divisions they are... read more

PCA: more men claim knighthood

Another group just announced they’re going to reform the PCA; that it’s going to be hard work and they need your support, good man! They’re getting some attention at places I frequent, and there I commented: I keep trying to point out the... read more

Thoughts on Grace Community Church

Likely the elders of LA’s Grace Community Church did the right thing in proceeding with worship services in civil disobedience against laws prohibiting them doing so. They did not trivialize their disobedience by drawing the line at face masks, but set a good... read more

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