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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COVID-19: the limits of authority

This post is by Elder Dr. Ben Burlingham, of Trinity Reformed Church, Bloomington, Indiana. Ben teaches chemistry at Indiana University. Living through the current pandemic has raised heated debate concerning how much power state and federal government have to... read more


A friend of a friend just remembered this poem by Dad, so I pass it on. A prayer for single-mindedness Lord of reality make me real not plastic synthetic pretend phony an actor playing out a part — A hypocrite. I don’t want to keep a prayer list but to pray. Not... read more

Covenant Theological Seminary’s next president

Covenant Theological Seminary has contracted with a headhunter to find their next president. This may be you, although if you have reservations about the gay Christian movement, you should be warned they say “the next president will embody the seminary’s... read more

Riots and plagues: it is God with Whom we have to do

God works all things for His Own glory. This includes the suffering of large groups of souls through public disturbances such as riots and plagues. Since the Reformation five centuries ago, Protestants have responded to plagues by calling for fasting, prayer, and... read more

PCA’s Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

Posting a link to this committee’s just-released report to the 2021 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America earlier this week on social media, I found the link soon expired. The link had been provided by the denomination’s home office.... read more

Quarantine, worship, and the Lord’s supper…

Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks,... read more

Daily devotional: Friday, May 15, 2020

DAILY DEVOTIONAL: FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING Scripture: John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my... read more

Statement on sphere authority, worship, and Covid-19 quarantines

In late 2019 and early 2020, a novel strain of coronavirus (designated “COVID-19”) spread rapidly across the world, soon becoming a pandemic that posed significant risks to the health and lives of many people. As a result, national, state, and local governments... read more

Daily devotional: Thursday, May 14, 2020

DAILY DEVOTIONAL: THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING John 15:15b Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Who is... read more

Daily devotional: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

DAILY DEVOTIONAL: WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 SCRIPTURE READING John 15:15a Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; When I was a child and my mother would tell me to do something, I was always... read more

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