Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly

Tim has been senior pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Bloomington, Indiana since 1996. Married to Mary Lee, the Baylys have five children and twenty-something grandchildren. Tim's book on fatherhood is "Daddy Tried." Co-author of a book on homosexuality, "The Grace of Shame," his latest book on the Church is "Church Reformed."

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Biblical church growth

Last evening, Trinity Reformed Church held our annual congregational meeting for the election of church officers and reception of annual reports. It is our habit each year to bind the reports together and distribute them Sunday morning after worship so the... read more

The good father: it’s a boy

Until recently, fathers and mothers learned their child’s sex at birth when the doctor or midwife announced “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl!” Some still choose to protect this romance by telling their ultrasound technician and... read more

The Hezekiah Option(2): The Hezekiah Option(1): a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation

The church’s real problem isn’t the world’s increasing hostility to Christian faith. Anyone who has lived for fifty or sixty years now knows Christians deserve everything we have coming. We have steadfastly refused to preach to the conscience of... read more

The Hezekiah Option(1): a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation

A Christian writer put out a book a couple years ago titled The Benedict Option. It got the attention of many Serious People who preen themselves on being Deep Thinkers able to protect the Church’s reputation from the stupidity of her commoners. Modelled on one... read more

In Adam all die: the Scripture that feminists defy

The Apostle Paul prohibits women exercising authority over men: I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, for Adam was created first, then Eve. (1Timothy 2:12) With this simple statement Paul declares again what is affirmed throughout... read more

Then Comes What // Water is thicker than blood

How does a family approach life in the church? How do parents inculcate love of the church in their children? What role should the church play in the family? Which is more important–church or family? Tim, Max, Jake, and Nathan discuss all this and more in this... read more

ESV: the complementarian subversion

In several critical places where our decadent sensibilities concerning sexuality run against God, the ESV’s translators have enabled our rebellion, scratching our ears precisely where they itch.

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He who drives fat oxen must himself be fat…

From Baylyblog, November, 2004: (Christian Retailing reports that total sales of Left Behind books and related products have now exceeded $1,000,000,000. And while the series itself has come to an end with the issuing of the final volume this past year titled,... read more

A modicum of sanity on President Trump, please

Sometimes I wonder why such a visceral response to any slightest comment in praise or support of Pres. Trump? Not the unending visceral responses from the media; I understand their relentless snit at the great unwashed electing someone the Fourth Estate disapproves.... read more

When your child dies

Here is an account by Dad Bayly of a conversation he had with the mother of a young boy dying of leukemia. They were in a doctor’s waiting room. The mother’s little one was still living. Dad’s little one had just died. He was my almost-twin brother,... read more

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