But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 26 June 2017 05:50

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Debate: Concluding Reflections (Part 2) (Alastair Roberts)

In this final part of my series on the debate concerning the eternal subordination of the Son (ESS), I will identify a few more of the issues that the debate has brought to the surface. The Quest for a Deep Structure for Complementarianism The emergence of the ESS position in its current form is...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 26 June 2017 05:13

The Story of Martin Luther (Playmobil Animation)

Stop motion animation that uses Playmobil to tell the story of Martin Luther, and the Reformation. Over 5000 individual photos bring to life scenes from the life of Luther like the castle where he hid as an outlaw, Wittenberg where he taught, the monastery where he was gripped by the Bible, and the...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 26 June 2017 05:03

The Color of Money in the Southern Baptist Convention: Dwight McKissic and the Economics of Race-Baiting Featured

If you take a look around a typical Southern Baptist church you will notice that almost everyone filling the pews is white.  You will also notice that a disproportionate number of those white people are part of the fifty and older crowd.  Members of the younger generation, it seems, just...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Monday, 26 June 2017 04:51

Meet Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who refuses to make cakes for gay weddings

Colorado is attempting to force Jack Phillips, a Christian baker, to use his artistic gifts to create a cake for a gay wedding celebration. Phillips says that creating such a cake would violate his religious beliefs–as do other requests which he has also declined including bachelor parties,...

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Written by Denny Burk
Monday, 26 June 2017 04:47

A Spiritual Barometer Check

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True knowledge of God manifests itself in love for all the saints. Growing maturity in Christ evidences itself in growing love for His people. Does an individual possess a lot of knowledge regarding doctrine and theology? Great, we can never gain enough knowledge of doctrine and theology. Let us...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Monday, 26 June 2017 04:21

Tucked Inside—Community in the Worn and Used

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With so many others, I once thought that e-books were the future. Imagine owning something that moth and worm cannot touch, and thieves cannot steal! But a decade or so on, and I find myself reaching for the real thing.

Hardcover. Softcover. I’ll take either.

Ornate. Cheap. I love them both.

Bran...

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Written by David Rufner
Monday, 26 June 2017 04:17

The Story of Martin Luther (Playmobil Animation)

Stop motion animation that uses Playmobil to tell the story of Martin Luther, and the Reformation. Over 5000 individual photos bring to life scenes from the life of Luther like the castle where he hid as an outlaw, Wittenberg where he taught, the monastery where he was gripped by the Bible, and the...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 26 June 2017 04:08

#SBC17 and the Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program is the SBC’s primary giving plan, described by the Great Commission Task Force Final Report as “the central and preferred conduit of Great Commission funding.” It may still be described as “central” although for a number of years designated...

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Written by William Thornton
Monday, 26 June 2017 03:57

Tim Keller: The Best Way to Enjoy Your Friendship With God

In John 15:12-17, in preparing for his death, Jesus redefines his relationship with his disciples. Rather than mere disciples, Jesus calls them his friends. This is the relationship that he established with them and that Jesus wants them to have with each other which is why he issues the command...

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Written by Staff
Monday, 26 June 2017 03:36

Who Wrote the Gospel of John? - Bellator Christi

By: Brian Chilton | June 26, 2017

For the past few weeks, we have investigated the authors of the Gospels and the book of Acts. In this article, we examine the evidence for the Gospel of John. Who wrote the Fourth Gospel? As we have in previous articles, this article will look at the proposed...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Monday, 26 June 2017 03:30

(Podcast) “What Constitutes a Good Father?” (Deut. 1:29-33) - Bellator Christi

What Constitutes a Good Father?

Deuteronomy 1:29-33

  1. A good father COMFORTS his family (Deut. 1:29).
  2. A good father FIGHTS for his family (Deut. 1:30).
  3. A good father CARRIES his family (Deut. 1:31).
  4. A good father LOVES his family (Deut. 1:32-33).

About the Author:

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Written by Brian Chilton
Monday, 26 June 2017 03:29

Southern Baptist Church in Tennessee Names Female Pastor Featured

Southern Baptists have historically held that the pastorate is reserved for qualified male leadership in the church. But one Southern Baptist church is making strides into new territory. First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN, has named a new pastor–and her name is Ellen Di Giosia.

As of...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 26 June 2017 02:30

The Amazing Holy Spirit – He Goes Wherever You Do

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Does word-and-sacrament ministry (or Sunday worship) have a shelf life? Put differently, do you go to church to have your spiritual batteries recharged? If so, will the charge last for an entire week? Or do we need a mid-week service to revive our spiritual energy?

This may be one reason for...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 26 June 2017 02:21

Ten Major Themes in Proverbs

Steve Nicholes and his son Benjamin have created a nice visual diagram of ten major themes in Proverbs. You can click on the image below for a higher quality PDF version. image

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 26 June 2017 02:17

Ecumenical vs. Evangelical

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Mike Riccardi of The Cripplegate lays out some of the the problems that can result from trying to mix oil with water, as you will see in the case of trying to mix liberalism and historic orthodox Christianity. The result is that the Person and work of Jesus Christ has been compromised for the...

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Written by Marsha West
Monday, 26 June 2017 02:01

How To Build a Solid Theological Library

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This sponsored post was prepared by Tyler Smith on behalf of Logos.

After a decade of Bible college, seminary, and ministry, I’d accumulated hundreds of books. Even so, I rarely had the resources I needed to thoroughly understand and teach a passage.

Simply put, my library was big but weak.

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 26 June 2017 02:01

US Army Gives God The Finger (Again) Featured

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Pride kills.

America is all about pride.

You do the math.

For those who are a little slow (or a lot in denial) where such simple calculations are concerned, the Lord is graciously piling mountains of undeserved (and generally unwanted) evidence all around so that none can coherently claim to have...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:59

“Who Made You the Authority?”

Central Seminary alumnus David DeBruyn notes, “The Internet has not only granted full democracy to all ideas, it has tended to flatten out all judgement, and scrap a sense of hierarchy of trustworthiness.” He adds, “The democracy of ideas is simultaneously the pooling of...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:57

Like Eden’s Cooling Breeze

As I look ahead, these next weeks weigh heavily upon me. They will be filled with travel. Yes, I will see dear people that I love. But there will be meetings. Debates. And more meetings. Concerns about church and care for sheep burden me. Then a long, long flight to follow. Messages to preach.

I...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:38

How We May Strengthen Our Hope

image Christian hope is one of the greatest blessings because it increases our joy, assures us of our blessed future, gives us patience to bear burdens, and it helps us keep our eyes above, where Christ is.  But how can we strengthen our Christian hope?  William Gurnall gave six directions for...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:16

Why Does a Closer Walk Often Mean Ethereal to So Many?

imagePeople have always wanted a “closer” walk with Christ. I get that and I’ve yearned for a closer walk with our Lord myself for most of my life. In fact, during the 1970’s I was deeply involved in the Charismatic Movement as I sought to grow closer to God and I thought this...

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Written by modres
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:08

Heaven's Residents

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Authors: Proclaiming the Gospel Blog: PTG Blog...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Measure of a True Heart

The Bible speaks about the heart where every thought is judged worthy or unworthy of entering our presence. What a person says and does is a window into the heart. Words and actions matter and from the heart blessing or defilement flow.

Authors: Keep Watch! by Jim Allen - Blogos.org...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 00:52

Office Hours: Zack Eswine On Pastoral Ministry According To Ecclesiastes

Any honest graduate of law school, med school, or seminary will tell you two things a) that he wishes he had paid attention in school and b) there is a lot about life as a physician, lawyer, or minister that you cannot . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 26 June 2017 00:41

UK Mega Conference: Mega Kids Extension and End of Early Bird Registration!

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The UK Creation Mega Conference, now only a few months away (October 26–28), is a unique opportunity to hear some of the world's leading biblical creationists and apologists speak on the gospel, and topics of biblical authority, apologetics, biology, astronomy, geology, design, and how...

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Written by Simon Turpin
Monday, 26 June 2017 00:08

Hold Fast

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“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. –Hebrews 4:14 ESV

  Listen to, Jesus Our Priest (Part 2 of 2)

Under the Old Covenant, the High Priest could only enter the presence of God...

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Written by TFL
Monday, 26 June 2017 00:00

Canada passes criminal law against undesired gender pronouns

imageCriminalizing speech that makes people feel bad is illegal in Canada

The Daily Signal reports:

Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed,...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:54

Gospel Knowledge Deficiencies

For a teacher, the flip side of considering what your students DO know about your subject is considering what they do NOT know. And the next step is giving them what they MUST know in order to know what they NEED to know. You may want to let that sink in, because it is important for those of us...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:45

The Prayer Meeting

Yesterday evening, our church gathered for a corporate prayer meeting.  Our typical prayer meeting is during our midweek service on Wednesday evening, but we decided several weeks ago to hold one unique prayer meeting on Sunday evening and it was quite refreshing.  The meeting was led by...

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Written by Josh Buice
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:23

Why We Dare Not Seek God without Christ

June 26, 2017 by: Mark Jonesimage

Too Much for Us

We believe that thou art a being than which nothing greater can be conceived.

Anselm, Proslogion

Whoever has seen God and has understood what he saw, has seen nothing.

Maximus the Confessor, In Epistula Dionysii

The majesty of God is too high to be...

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Written by Mark Jones
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:18

What does a true revival look like? Part 1 Featured

We all want revival. We all want the Spirit of God to enter each one of us and make us obviously set apart into a royal priesthood, doing good and devoting ourselves to prayer, hearing of the word, and breaking bread in loving fellowship. We long for our church and life to mirror the earliest days...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:16

van Leiden and Munster and the Madness of Anabaptist Rebels

June 25, 1535, Anabaptist Munster is conquered by means of treason. Anabaptist leader Jan van Leiden had hoped the city would be liberated by Easter of 1535, but his prophecy went unfulfilled, and he would be executed in 1536, along with other leaders of the city.  Via CRRS.

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Written by Jim
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:01

Before the Son of Man comes

Lightly edited exchange I recently had with an unbeliever on Facebook:
When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes (Mt 10:23).
Christians, how might you respond to this? It seems to...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:47

Clearing the Apologetic Malaise | Part 1 Featured

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I have spent a lot of time the last decade or more writing on apologetics and evangelism. My study has particularly focused on the theology and methodology of apologetics on a personal level. I believe it would be worth our while to reflect on our own apologetic theology, as it were, and sharpen...

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Written by Fredman
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:35

The Mindset of a Pilgrim

“A holy man will follow after spiritual mindedness. He will endeavor to set his affections entirely on the things above, and to hold things on earth with a very loose hand. He will not neglect the business of this life now; but the first place in his mind and thoughts will be given to the...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:34

Why Are There So Many Translations of the Bible?

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

Authors: Chase...

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Written by Chase
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:04

Is Religious Freedom a Thing of the Past?

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When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized homosexual marriage in 2015, some of us predicted that the real issue was not homosexual marriage; but rather a full front war on silencing Christians and forcing people to accept and celebrate an anti-biblical agenda.  Well, a lot of people dismissed our...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:00

The Importance of Being a Pastor’s Wife

Since we live in a world that doesn’t view pastoral ministry as a high calling, it is probably no surprise that many do not view pastor’s wives as having a high calling either (including some pastor’s wives!).

I suppose there are many reasons why this is the case.  Some people...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:58

First Princeton, Now Yale

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The PCA keeps coming up short (the OPC is not even on radar).

Remember Craig Barnes, president of Princeton Theological Seminary? Here was how he stood in opposition to the PCA at the time that women objected to Tim Keller receiving the Kuyper Prize:

Our seminary embraces full inclusion for...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:51

How the Reformation Rediscovered Happiness

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Tim Chester:

Imagine facing Judgment Day every week.

Near to where I grew up, in the Oxfordshire village of South Leigh, is the parish church of St. James the Great. Over the chancel arch is a medieval wall painting depicting the final judgment.

To the left, the righteous rose from their graves to be...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:51

Angels Pt. 3 | NY Minute

Authors: Anthony Uvenio...

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Written by Anthony Uvenio
Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:11

Scrapping Over Crime: How Assumptions About Human Nature Explain Political Divisions

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In clear-cut cases of crime, terror, and other instances of wicked human behavior, you'd think we'd all be on the same page. But we're not. We argue over it, especially if we talk politics.It seems we can all call something bad, but when we talk about what we or the government should do about it,...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:02

Q A Panel With Ferguson, Begg, and Mohler

I loved this panel discussion between Alistair Begg, Al, Mohler, and Sinclair Ferguson. So much practical wisdom in here for pastors and seminarians.

5:33 Q&A begins

5:59 Alistair, are you a Baptist?

6:41 Is our culture moving from a culture of guilt to a culture of shame and how do we address...

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Written by David Murray
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