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 "The Helpful Marriage Book: Biblical Wisdom for Husbands and Wives." 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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Discipline Is About Authority

Discipline is only effective if you have real authority. We love to hear your feedback! Click here to let us know what you think! Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link... read more

Brian Houston and the church’s heroes

With age comes wisdom, it’s thought, and so maybe I’m right to feel some pity for men like Josh Harris, Doug Phillips, Bill Hybels, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, C. J. Mahaney, Bill Gothard, John MacArthur, and James MacDonald, all of whom have spent years... read more

Women and sports: response from women’s basketball coach

NOTE: This letter from a woman in our church who grew up in Indiana basketball was sitting on my desk Sunday morning, printed out. Her dad was a high school men’s basketball coach and I can attest to her ball-handling skills. She is godly and wise, with a... read more

A story about fatherhood at home and at church

Over in Sanityville, there’s been a small discussion of spanking after our Out of Our Minds podcast on that subject. One question was when to stop spanking? At what age? Here’s a good story. Years ago, a father came alive in the faith, and was soon... read more

Pastor Tim Keller on future of PCA

This is a long piece on the future of the Presbyterian Church in America in light of the PCA’s institutional endorsement of Side B self-affirming gays as church officers. What has brought this matter to a head is Covenant Theological Seminary’s alumni... read more

Q&A in response to “The Shame of Christ’s Church here in Indiana”

A brother in Trinity Reformed Church, Bloomington, sent an email yesterday, asking: I recently shared, on Facebook, your article about the bad state of Presbyterianism in Indiana. A friend of mine, whom I believe is a member of (one of the churches that were the... read more

Strike Him With The Rod

Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol. – Proverbs 23:13-14 Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a... read more

NCAA womyn’s basketball has me thinking

I’ve decided to have another go at women’s sports. Not satisfied with what I said last night, so here goes. First, look at the pic above. Look at it and see if your response is normal, which would be “yuck.” You know, like eight-year-old boys... read more

Marriage: Encouragement and Exhortation for the Work

This talk was recorded at the Helpful Marriage Conference in Indianapolis on March 4-5, 2022. For more audio recordings from the conference, click here. To purchase a copy of Tim & Mary Lee’s new book on marriage, The Helpful Marriage Book, click here. read more

She Is Your Companion

This talk was recorded at the Helpful Marriage Conference in Indianapolis on March 4-5, 2022. For more audio recordings from the conference, click here. To purchase a copy of Tim & Mary Lee’s new book on marriage, The Helpful Marriage Book, click here. read more

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