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I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello...

Dear readers,

I have a couple important announcements about some serious changes taking place, and what's coming next...

First, a few months back, Jake Mentzel and Nathan Alberson of Warhorn Media sat down with me and we ended up talking for hours about homosexuality. The result is an eight-episode season of a new podcast called The World We Made. I hope you'll download the first episode. Listen, subscribe, and share.

That podcast will air right up until the release of my new book about homosexuality called The Grace of Shame (also releasing from Warhorn Media) which I know many of you are excited about and have been supportive of. Thank you so much for all of your help! I couldn’t have completed it without your encouragement and support.

Second, and maybe most significant for longtime Baylyblog readers…

Some of you may remember Baylyblog began back on March 4, 2004 as a World Magazine blog titled “Out of Our Minds, Too.” World’s owner, Joel Belz, was a longtime family friend and I had worked with Joel and World’s editor and his wife, Marvin and Susan Olasky, in opposing gender neutered Bibles. So when Marvin called to suggest the blog, it seemed like a good fit and a good work.

The opportunity the internet presents us today is similar to the opportunity the printing press presented the Reformers five centuries ago. The Reformers used the printing press to do many things, but especially to pamphleteer, bypassing Rome and going directly to the people. The internet allowed us to bypass the stranglehold the Evangelical and Reformed establishment had on the church in North America. The legacy publishers gnashed their teeth at this threat to their longtime monopoly, and continue to do so, but the battle has been won and the prophetic ministry of local pastors in local churches is no longer dependent upon magazines and brick-and-mortar publishers seeing money in it for themselves.

Baylyblog’s title was originally “Out of Our Minds, Too.” Dad had written a monthly column called “Out of My Mind” which ran in Tenth Presbyterian’s "Eternity Magazine” for twenty-five years, so I asked my brother David to write with me and we stole the name from Dad. After a couple years we moved on from World. World's editorial voice was incompatible with historic Reformed orthodoxy, so we began to host the blog ourselves renaming it Baylyblog.

Now it’s time for another change.

For the last several years I’ve grown in my desire and commitment to write books. This is something our other Clearnote pastors and the elders of Clearnote Church, Bloomington had been pushing me to do for the past fifteen years, but until a year ago, it hadn’t happened.

Then we released the book on fatherhood, God’s and ours, on Father’s Day 2016, titling it Daddy Tried. I hope you’ve read it. If you haven’t, please do. Please get your sons and the fathers and sons of your church to read it. A number of sisters and mothers have read it and appreciated it also, although the book is written for men. If you’ve read it, please post a review on Amazon. We are very limited in getting the word out about the book since legacy publishers haven’t been willing to touch our work. As one CEO of a well-known Evangelical publisher said to me, “Tim, we are not interested in publishing you because you opposed our [gender neutered Bible translation]."

There is a cost to defending the faith against those inside the church with all the money and fame who own the publishing companies and don’t like criticism. But you can help us bear that cost by talking up and buying and reviewing Daddy Tried. Would you please help us get the word out about this book? I get no royalties from it. I signed them over to Warhorn Media. Thank you for your help on this.

Now we have another book ready, and we’re already planning the next book.

As my focus on writing books increases, maintaining this site on my own has grown more difficult, and even distracting. We’ve been arguing about what to do about the pressure of maintaining the blog for some time now, and you’ll recall our decision to remove comments several months ago. In part, that decision was to relieve the pressure I was under to moderate and respond to all the comments.

Also, Baylyblog is long overdue for a redesign. Or rather a total overhaul, and that would be expensive and time-consuming. We’ve fantasized about putting Baylyblog to death, but it doesn’t seem right to do so now.

Instead, we’ve decided to pull the trigger on another solution. Baylyblog is getting a name change and a new place to live.

Let me explain.

image1.PNGWarhorn Media is the new home, and the new title for the blog will be the old title, Out of Our Minds. Warhorn Media is also the home of our new podcast, The World We Made. We hope you will follow along over at Out of Our Minds for future episodes.

I’m excited about these changes. Out of Our Minds will work like a site within a site. I will continue writing on all the things I write about here, but I won’t have to worry about keeping the site floating. Warhorn will take care of that.

Warhorn has an established platform with people already performing all the various tasks that have also needed to be done on Baylyblog (technical maintenance, graphic design, social media engagement, etc.). Warhorn has already been the home of our books and podcasts, along with the Psalms project of My Soul Among Lions and many other works that are dear to my heart.

So it all makes sense. My work has long been part of Warhorn Media, although it’s likely you didn’t know it. I want to build the ministry of the younger men and women who have served me so faithfully all these years. Here at Clearnote Church our beloved Pastor Max Curell likes to remind us that form should follow function, and hence this change.

What can you expect from Out of Our Minds at Warhorn Media?

The same things you’ve come to expect from Baylyblog when it stood alone. I’ll still do most of the writing and editing of “Out of Our Mind’s” content, although we’re hoping a number of other men and women will also contribute content. This content will usually be aimed at church leaders, but also regular folks working to sort out God’s will for the church and world today. We’re hoping most of our faithful Baylyblog readers will find the changes mostly cosmetic in nature.

The past thirteen years of content hosted here will not disappear. Although we don't have a finalized plan, you can rest assured it will remain online. For now, it will remain right where it is. 

Please pray that this move will allow us to unify and strengthen our efforts, as we hope.

So come on over and join us at Out of Our Minds for the continuation of this work each of you dear readers have made such a joy for me over the last thirteen years. You're already familiar with my writing. Here's a taste of the audio content we will be releasing in the coming weeks. 

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Have I mentioned you should subscribe?

Now then, this is the last post on Baylyblog. This blog (to paraphrase John Cleese) is no more, has ceased to be. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. This is an ex-blog.



The World We Made: Coming soon...

UPDATE: There’s been lots of interest in this podcast, with about 2000 listens from 30 countries and counting! If you haven’t subscribed yet, we’ve added a few links to make it easier for those of you who aren’t on iTunes, which is most of you. (Welcome non-Apple fanboys.) Don't miss an episode. Scroll down and subscribe now.

"These are the confessions of American Christians recovering from American Christianity. This is the world we made."

Warhorn Media is pleased to announce a new podcast hosted by Jake Mentzel and Nathan Alberson and featuring Tim Bayly. The World We Made is designed to help ordinary American Christians think through the difficult issues we face in our culture today. Season 1 is about homosexuality.

Over the course of the first season, we talk with Tim about how we went from having anti-sodomy laws in all 50 states (just 50 years ago) to where we are today. What are the changes Tim has seen in his lifetime? What exactly do they mean? What part did the culture play and what part did the church play? How are regular Bible-believing Christians supposed to respond? What has Tim learned as a pastor to help equip us for the challenge of ministering to men and women tempted by homosexuality?

These are the questions we'll be unpacking over the course of eight 20-minute episodes. We'll start out slow and easy, and things will pick up steam as we get closer and closer to the end. You won't want to miss it, so check out the trailer (above), and go ahead and subscribe now in iTunes or Android (or wherever you listen to your podcasts—Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRSS feed) so you're ready when the first episode drops (July 17). 

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Daddy Tried audiobook now available...


Warhorn Media is pleased to announce that Tim Bayly's Daddy Tried is now available as an audiobook. If you haven't had a chance to read it for yourself, swing over to or, download a copy, and have Tim read it for you.


We're also pleased to offer a free download of the Chapter 1 audio to Baylyblog readers.


Book giveaway...

Warhorn Media is currently running a promotion giving away 100 copies of Daddy Tried. This is a great chance to win a free copy. Even if you've already got one, I'm sure you can think of someone who could use a copy.

There are only a few days left in the promotion, so go ahead and click through and sign up (and make sure you use all three entries to increase your chances of winning and help spread the word.)

Enter to win


Coming soon...

So you're coming to the homecoming...

Happy Fourth of July! We hope you're having a delightful time celebrating our nation's independence with your friends and family. As you wrap up the celebrations today, we hope you start to think about your plans to join us for the Clearnote Homecoming this Saturday. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

You are the main event...

joanna.jpgDid you know that you're the main event at this year's Clearnote Church Homecoming? It's true. We're celebrating God's kindness to us these past 20 years, and nowhere is His kindness more evident than in the lives that have been touched through the ministry of Clearnote Church. If you've attended Clearnote Church at any time in the past 20 years, we want you to know: we miss you, we thank God for you in our prayers, and we'd be delighted for you to join us, if only for a day, for the Homecoming on July 9th, 2016...

You're invited to the 2016 Clearnote Homecoming...

Homecoming Web Banner-1.jpgThis year, Clearnote Church Bloomington celebrates its 20th anniversary. That means almost a generation has passed. We've gone from one pastor to eight. From a capella to piano to a rock band. Little boys and girls have become men and women having boys and girls of their own. Many friends, families, and loved ones have come and gone. Only one thing has been constant in our church for all twenty of its years - God's goodness and faithfulness to His people...

About a month ago Clearnote Fellowship quietly launched a new ministry called Warhorn Media. It’s our attempt to pull together a bunch of stuff we’ve been doing over the past several years all under one roof—specifically, our forays into publishing, music, and now podcasting (if you like classic lit like Pride & Prejudice, etc., The Bookening might be for you #DOUGWILSON).

Much of the written content at is a spinoff of our little magazine, The Warhorn, which we know many Baylyblog readers have enjoyed and looked forward to. While we readily admit there’s been more looking forward than there’s been enjoying, if you haven't been getting it, you've been missing out. Get a free subscription here.

Although The Warhorn Mag is still alive and well, our efforts for the time being have been focused on pulling together our online presence…which we have done. Very well. In fact, we've become rather well-known among male TV lovers between the ages of 25 and 34.

You see...

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2005 called. They want their podcast back...

CNB iTunes Artwork.jpgWe're a little behind the times, but we're better late than never, right? Clearnote Church in Bloomington has had it's sermon audio available online at our website for a long time, but today I'm pleased to announce that you can also subscribe to it on iTunes. Here's the link.

We're using to provide the hosting and the RSS feed, and you can check out our Podbean page right here, if that's your thing.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen! Enjoy!


Rally for Life this Sunday at Monroe County Courthouse...

This Sunday, Christian Citizens For Life will be holding the annual Rally for Life to protest the murder of unborn babies. Clearnote Church pastor, Stephen Baker, will be delivering the keynote address.

It is more important than ever that we make this rally a big one. The anti-abortion movement has gained a lot of steam over the last seven months because of the revelation of Planned Parenthood's sickening traffic in the body parts of babies they have murdered. Everyone across America now knows the ghastly truth about Planned Parenthood and this revelation has led to a number of us attending several large rallies here at Bloomington's Planned Parenthood. 

Also, Monroe County Council faced stiff opposition from the largest crowd ever when, despite the revelations concerning Planned Parenthood, they presented a gift of thousands of our tax dollars to to Planned Parenthood's ghouls this past August.

Let's keep this momentum going. Let's tell local government to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Let's tell our community that the brutal slaughter of unborn babiest and trafficing in these little ones' body parts must stop.

What: 2016 Rally for Life
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Place: Monroe County Courthouse (corner of Walnut and Kirkwood Ave)

The Enemy Within...


Sexual abuse is an epidemic in modern America, and our churches are no exception. This is why you are invited to Clearnote Fellowship’s conference, The Enemy Within: A Conference on Sexual Abuse in the Church, February 17-19, 2016...

Joy to the world...

Here's a taste of our Christmas Spectacular...

Our Bloomington, Indiana City Council is at it again..

Our city fathers here in Bloomington, Indiana are not content simply to stand idly by watching their beloved Planned Parenthood suffer any amount of reproach. Instead, they intend to issue a resolution on the floor of their council meeting this Wednesday evening at 7:30pm titled "Resolution 15-21: In Support of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky." Shameless doesn't even begin to describe it...

A thank you message from My Soul Among Lions...

With our 'Psalms 1-10' Kickstarter campaign drawing to a close (just 4 days left to go!), we're so thankful and pleased to see that God has not only allowed us to meet our basic goal of $9000, but also our first and second stretch goals, too. This is wonderful!

Did you know that every backer will be receiving at minimum a pre-release copy of the album? We're already oversubscribed, but if you haven't yet contributed to the campaign and you'd like to be among the first to receive the album, consider making a $10 or $25 pledge before this Saturday night in order to reserve yourself a pre-release copy. The album won't be publicly released until early 2016, but we hope to get it into the hands of all our subscribers by mid-november, in digital form at least.

Thanks again, everyone, for your encouragement and support! 

Regular registration ends tomorrow...

Regular registration ends this Sunday for our annual Clearnote Summer Conference. You don't want to miss out on the food, the fun, or the fellowship, much less the preaching and singing (of brand new psalm settings!). So sign up today, before it's too late!

Clearnote Summer Conference: Whole families are welcome

We are excited to host our seventh annual Clearnote Summer Conference this July 10th and 11th! One of the best features of our conference is that it truly is a conference for the whole family. So, if you are thinking about attending but are wondering what the kids will be doing throughout the weekend, here is a sneak peek...

Early-bird ends Sunday: What is an evangelical?

In modern American culture, everyone is an evangelical and no one is an evangelical. Once the word was a signal of a living faith in God and His Word. But now it’s more likely to be used as a buzzword for certain styles of worship. Or as a pejorative. Or as a label to cover all kinds of wickedness and heresy. Really, the word can mean so many things nowadays that it hardly means anything at all...