Writings and Audio from Tim Hopper

I’m dedicated to serving Christ, committed as a husband, father, and deacon within the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Here, you’ll find a collection of my theological writings and links to podcasts where I’ve shared my insights. While primarily organized for my own reference, I aim for these resources to be beneficial to others too.

…for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith…

Presbycast on Stress, Slopes, History, and Growth

I was invited on Presbycast for an episode called Stress, Slopes, History, and Growth—What’s Shaking in the Churches w/DG Hart & Friends. I discussed the growth in the OPC Presbytery of the South over the last several years. You can listen here.

May 23, 2024

Promoting and Encouraging Diaconal Work in Presbytery

At the 2023 Presbytery Diaconal Summit hosted by the OPC Committee on Diaconal ministries, I spoke on how Presbytery Diaconal Committees can promote and encoruage diaconal work within their presbyteries. My talk was later released on the Reformed Deacon podcast. You can listen here.

May 16, 2024

Biblical Financial Wisdom

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I interviewed Dr. Jim Newheiser, professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, about his book “Money, Debt and Finances: Critical Questions and Answers.” You can listen here.

April 1, 2024

Walking Alongside People in the Church

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I hosted a panel discussion called “Real World Cases: Walking Alongside People in the Church”. You can listen here.

January 24, 2024

Mortification of Spin on the Diaconate

The Moritifaction of Spin podcast invited me and my friend David Nakhla to discuss diaconal ministry in the OPC. You can listen here.

October 25, 2023

Be Proactive

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I hosted a panel discussion called “Real World Cases: Be Proactive”. You can listen here.

July 23, 2023

A Deacon's Personal Library

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I interviewed my friend Rev. Dr. C. N. Willborn about books a deacon should have in his library. You can listen here.

July 1, 2023

Real World Cases: Walk-ins

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I hosted a panel discussion called “Real World Cases: Walk-ins”. You can listen here.

January 1, 2023

Sunday school class on American Presbyterian History

My friend Matthew Ezzell and I taught a Sunday school class on American Presbyterian History at Shiloh Presbyterian Church. Here was the overview we wrote for the course: This class provides an understanding of the historical foundations of modern presbyterianism in America. We cover the breadth of the streams contributing to the presbyterian churches and denominations of our country. In the course, we learn about the controversies and conflicts and also spread of the gospel and the propagation churches throughout the United States....

December 29, 2022

Promoting Happy Pastorates

The OPC’s Ordained Servant magazine published my article “Promoting Happy Pastors” on fifteen ways a deacon can support his pastor. You can read it here.

May 1, 2022