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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Statement on Sphere Authority, Worship, and COVID-19 Quarantines, Part 1

We provide running commentary on Evangel Presbytery’s statement on sphere authority. Evangel Presbytery’s statement can be found here. Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link... read more

COVID And Freedom Of Conscience

We believe that fellowship with other Christians in church and in small groups is central to our faith. Social distancing and mask mandates, however, make fellowship very difficult, and, at times, impossible. So what is a faithful Christian to do? Are we duty-bound to... read more

Conscience and Covid: vaccines and abortion

One reader of our session’s statement, “Conscience and Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates: In defense of sphere authority,” wrote asking about, among other things, the matter of fetal cell lines and the development and testing of Covid vaccines. He said he had a commitment to... read more

Conscience and COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: 
In Defense of Sphere Authority

Adopted September 19, 2021, by the session of Trinity Reformed Church, Bloomington, Indiana (A printable PDF can be downloaded here.) Executive Summary God is the source of all human authority, which He divides into three spheres: family (or individual),... read more

COVID And Our Anger Toward Authority

COVID has everyone on a short fuse, and we like to take out our anger on those in authority over us. That’s not right. Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link here! read more

COVID And The Coming Darkness

Title a little dramatic? Yeah, it’s true. But conservative Christians are terrified about COVID restrictions because they believe they are a harbinger of bad things to come. So today we try to address those fears and the visceral reaction to COVID laws on the... read more

Our land saturated with blood

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain; for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. Reading God’s Word this morning regarding... read more

Pastor Martin Rinkart’s plague, and ours

It would be hard to imagine a more catastrophic waste of time than Covid. That is if we all have important things to do which Covid and public health authorities have obstructed. Say, among Christians and within the Church, things like caring for our sheep who are... read more

Men and women: the state of our disunion (IV)

(NOTE: This is part of a series titled, “The state of our disunion.”) * * * Whether a man is male or female, sex is the foundation of every man’s personhood. Does this sentence seem nonsensical? If so, the confusion is caused by the word... read more

Nonviolent Communication (part 2)

The pressure on Christians to keep their communication “nonviolent” is intense. But if we are going to be faithful, we must ignore that pressure and, instead, speak the truth in love. Don’t forget to register now for the New Geneva Academy... read more

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