#111: Sensationalizing the present means we’ve turned a blind eye to the past.

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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I share some updates on this “beautifully exhausting” season of life and ministry, as well as the concrete hope of the Word to which the church can cling in times of doubt and fear and frenzy (Heb. 6:19).

Grace and peace.


Pastor Brad’s sermons

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

Afghanistan, a Twofold Kingdom, Serpents, and Doves,” R. Scott Clark

The Christ Key: Unlocking the Centrality of Christ in the Old Testament, Chad Bird

Trusting God in the Darkness, Christopher Ash

The ‘Rot’ of Evangelicalism Doesn’t Need Deconstruction. It Needs Church History,” Samuel D. James

The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill: Compliments & Cautions,” Jesse Randolph

Josh Harris’s Message Remains the Same,” Carl R. Trueman

Camouflaged sovereignty and concern for God’s Word,” article by yours truly

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, son Braxton, and soon-to-be-born daughter Bailey. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name” (3 John 1:7). So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.


Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.