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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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:27

The Green Broadman Hymnal

There were some wonderful hymns written long before the 1940 edition of The Broadman Hymnal. Many more have been written since. But that old green hymnal that I grew up with remains my favorite.

William Cross and I began attending Harmony Baptist Church before we were born in 1952. A few years later...

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Written by Neil Joiner
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:17

Specific Helps on Family Worship

A while back, we posted a number of articles to help Christians in understand why family worship proves to be so valuable and how to equip believers to implement this in the home.Here are the articles:1. Family worship & evangelism2. Family worship & prayer3. Family worship & Scripture4....

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:00

The Content of the Noble New Hampshire Confession (Part 2) Featured

In the last entry, we saw how the New Hampshire Confession describes God’s operations of grace in the present so that our corruptions are overcome in his granting us salvation. This entry begins with the Confession’s statement on the location of these present operations in the divine...

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Written by Tom Nettles
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 21:00

Lessons from 7 of History's Greatest Theologians

July 18, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Pursuing Likeness to Christ

The Bible calls us to be conformed to the image of Christ, our greatest example of godly living. Yet God has also given us examples of faithful Christian living throughout the history of the church—examples we would do well to...

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Written by Crossway
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 20:00

The Women of Genesis: Lesson 30- Potiphar’s Wife

imageThe Women of Genesis- Lesson 30

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 20:00

Why the Bible?

Jiminy Cricket said we should "Always let your conscience be your guide." Ah, the wisdom of Disney. Me? I tend to not trust my conscience as much as I do God's Word. I prefer to let the Scriptures be my guide. This, of course, makes me a sort of oddity. No one does that anymore. Well, of course,...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 20:00

Augustine, Concupiscence, and Friendship

By Phillip Cary

Denny Burk and Rosaria Butterfieldhave identified theological grounds for their criticism of the upcoming Revoice conference and the Spiritual Friendship movement, which aim to use samesex desires for good purposes. Burk and Butterfield describe this as a project of sublimating...

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Written by Jake Meador
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:28

Understanding gives way to compassion

I have been close to my aunt and uncle my whole life. Their daughter is probably the closest thing I've had to a sister. As we grew into adulthood, I could sense resentment directed toward me. I didn't understand, and I felt angry toward her. I attributed it to her being a difficult person. While...

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Written by Kim Shay
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:00

Podcast: What Is the “Why” Behind Your Work?

Do you have a long commute? Today’s blog was developed with you in mind! From time to time, we like to share podcasts or videos as a change-up to our blog content. It also helps our readers who have less time to read blogs every day, but can listen to audio while driving, riding the subway,...

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Written by Kristin Brown
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:00

Enjoying God Is a Command


While shaking hands at the church door, ministers are sometimes greeted with a spontaneous, "I really enjoyed that!"—which is immediately followed by, "Oh! I shouldn't really say that, should I?" I usually grip tighter, hold the handshake a little longer, and say with a smile, "Doesn't the...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:52

God Didn’t Create Moral Law, It’s Simply a Reflection of His Character

imageMoral truths are malleable and subjective if they aren’t grounded in a transcendent source (such as God). I’m not the only person to realize this; even honest atheists recognize the inconsistency of embracing objective moral truths while simultaneously rejecting the one reasonable...

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Written by jwallace
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:34

Solar System First Grade Homeschool Lesson 4: Earth


This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on the Solar System that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 4: Earth

Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creation of Earth.

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:05

Judges 1; Acts 5; Jeremiah 14; Matthew 28

Judges 1; Acts 5; Jeremiah 14; Matthew 28

THE ACCOUNT OF ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA, whose names are recorded in the earliest Christian records because of their deceit (Acts 5:1-11), is disturbing on several grounds. Certainly the early church thought so (Acts 5:5, 11). Four observations focus the issues:


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Written by Don Carson
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:00

Why the Left Loves and Hates Science

July 18, 2018
“Why do you hate science ?” That’s the question leftists have taken to asking non-leftists. Leftists claim to love science , insofar as anyone can love a method for testing a hypothesis, and accuse their enemies of hating it. How...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:00

Thine, O Lord

“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11) This is one of the great doxologies of...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:00

The False Hope of Purgatory Featured

Let’s be clear from the outset: The Roman Catholic doctrine of purgatory is taught nowhere in Scripture. It was invented to accommodate Catholicism’s denial of justification by faith alone. And it offers false hope to millions who anticipate ample time beyond the grave—perhaps...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:25

Are You Thriving or Diving?

image We all go through times of trial. We are all tossed here and there by the storms of life. But how can we ride through the storms without sinking or drowning? Psalm 46 directs us to shift our focus from our troubles to the faithful care of God.

Last Sunday, our associate pastor Ed Fedor preached an...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:03

What To Do When You Disagree with God


Have you ever read your Bible and come across something that bothered you? Something that made you uncomfortable? Something you disagreed with? I hope you have.

Many people mistakenly assume that everything they read in their Bibles should line up with how they see the world. God should behave the...

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Written by Ben Hicks
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:00

Clothed with Strength and Dignity: a Video Remembering Karen Coleman, and an Invitation to Give in Her Honor


Many of you read and shared your appreciation for EPM’s tribute to our staff member Karen Coleman, who went to be with Jesus in June. Thank you to those who have prayed for our staff in this time of grief, and for Randy as he prepared to speak at Karen’s memorial service. Please also...

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Written by Eternal Perspective Ministries
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:00

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now


Facebook is a BUMMER, argues Jaron Lanier. So is Google. So are Instagram, and Twitter, and Snapchat, and even WhatsApp. They are all based on the BUMMER system, in which Behaviors of Users are Modified, and Made into an Empire for Rent, and Lanier, a Silicon Valley pioneer-turned-sceptic, makes a...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:45

Sharpen Your Axe!


Last weekend we did a little rearranging of our basement which is also the home office where Aileen and I work every day. This rearranging involved moving some stuff out and moving some other stuff in. We had a rather large and heavy piece of equipment we needed to remove, so we placed an ad online...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:38

A La Carte (July 18)


Today’s Kindle deals include just a few again. It has been slim pickings of late.

(Yesterday on the blog: Kids and Technology)

BreakPoint: Oregon’s Hypocrisy

“Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:15

A Puritan’s Advice on What to Watch on Netflix


Despite their reputation as joyless and dour sticks-in-the-mud, the Puritans did not reject all forms of recreation. They simply sought to engage in recreation and entertainment in a God-honoring way. And, in the 16th and 17th centuries, that primarily meant music, art, sports, and reading books.


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Written by Clayton Kraby
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:10

They Never Saw This Coming


Have you ever noticed that the eyesight that leads you into sin is blind, but the eyesight to lead you out is presumed to be 20/20? This is the case with Joseph’s brothers. They have a plan to get out of trouble, but it’s shortsighted and poorly designed. What’s more, they...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:05

July 18: The Assembly’s Shorter Catechism

Words to Live By: The following article, though written from the perspective of a concern within Congregational churches in the early 19th century, has much that is applicable for us today.  One key point is made in the statement that “Doctrinal  standards give stability, and secure...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:05

9 Ways to Optimize Your Time Away


Vacation, as a planned and protracted leisurely excursion, is a relatively modern invention. Middle-class furloughs to the beach, weeks at theme parks, and recurring holiday getaways all would be unfamiliar to the premodern family.

Yet, seasons of rest and recreation are a pattern as old as the...

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Written by Jason K. Allen
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:00

A Review of ‘Israel, the Church, and the Middle East’

This compendium of new essays follows the only occasionally stellar The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel, edited by the same two men. This book marks...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:10

YHWH Shua: Kinsman Redeemer and Avenger of Blood

Last week we began our look at the God who saves with a look at the doctrine of sin and salvation. This week we are expanding our study of the God who saves by looking at YHWH Shua as goel, the Kinsman Redeemer and the Blood Avenger.   Kinsman-Redeemer The kinsman-redeemer is a male relative...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:00

Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows ‘God is good’


Volunteers are helping Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Stearns, Ky., build The Light Community of 20 tiny homes to help former addicts and others gain a firm foundation in life. GRANT HASTY/Special

By Diana Chandler

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (BP) — Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by...

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Written by Baptist Press
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 13:53

Bible Study Helps: Jeremiah and Lamentations Featured

Jeremiah is one of the most well-known and most-read prophets, and for good reason. His persistence in proclaiming the whole counsel of God, even in the face of dogged and determined opposition is amazing to behold. For over forty years he preached a message that was overwhelmingly rejected.


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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:01

Shema Seal from Megiddo

Ferrell Jenkins has an interesting note and a picture related to the so-called  "Shema Seal" from Megiddo here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:42

Why Study Eschatology? Featured

By Elizabeth Prata1. Why Study Prophecy (the prophetic scriptures)It's a sanctifying hope. Keeping our eyes on the heavenlies keeps our hope in the future reward alive. Our citizenship isn't here on earth, it's in heaven. Hoping in faith for Jesus to come, each day, ('When you pray, pray...Thy...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:00

Fake and Real

“Once the indignation is established, it becomes possible to draw on a hidden premise that too many Americans share—that sins should be crimes—and move from that position to the idea that made-up sins should be made into real crimes” (Confessions of a Food Catholic, p. 139).


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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:46

Why Can’t We Be Friends? | Polemics Report July 17, 2018 Featured

On this episode of Polemics Report, JD is joined by Tim Hurd to discuss “Why Can’t We Be Friends” by Aimee Byrd, and explains the gross problems relating to normalizing “intimacy” outside the marital relationship. Chiefly discussed is the...

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Written by social element
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:34

What Ever Happened to Evangelism? Featured

The hard work of gospel proclamation has taken a back seat in evangelicalism today. We are in the midst of a mission drift, a digression toward greater emphasis on temporal social issues. But if you believe that the church possesses a gospel which is the only hope for the eternal salvation of...

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Written by Reagan Rose
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:15

When false shepherds preach error with assurance Featured

by Mike Ratliff

6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, 7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. 1 Timothy 1:6-7 (NASB) 


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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:13

#31 | Martial Arts Nerds Featured

The Martial Arts Nerds is a Facebook group dominated by Traditional Martial Arts. What Happens when BJJ Practitioners question the voracity and effectiveness of TMA’s such as Kung Fu, Aikido, etc? Well, it’s kinda like kicking a hornets nest. I share my story and describe what happened...

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Written by Len Pettis
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:47

STOP Trying to Make Me HATE Our President!


There have been a few readers of my articles who have written to me about Donald Trump. Most of these people will not be happy until I come out with a scathing article about our president.

I have four words for these and others who are anticipating a hateful article about Trump from me:


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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 07:27

Preaching the Gospel in Key West

image16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth….”Romans 1:16

11 “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men….”1 Corinthians 5:11a

I was never planning on writing about my...

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Written by Sola Scriptura
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 07:24

Interested in Supporting My Videos?

I have set up a Patreon account, for anyone who would like to support me in producing regular theology videos. I introduce it in this video:

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 07:07


•Cancer is going up. Will Todd become a hippy?
•Is Workaholism the most respectable sin in the church?
•7 marks of a workaholic
•5 warning signs of moral failure
•Alistair Begg categorizes the types of bad preachers in today’s pulpit
•Teens are in trouble and modern preachers are playing games
•Transgenderism and mental illness

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:59

The dangerous theology of Spiritual Breakthrough

imageMany conferences and meetings, under the banner of Christianity, promise spiritual breakthroughs to take your faith to the next level.

There are books written about spiritual breakthroughs:

“Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough”

“Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Spiritual...

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Written by Pastorfish
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:37

What does the tenth commandment teach about desire?

This is the last post I will write in response to readers who have asked questions about a piece that I co-wrote with Rosaria Butterfield for The Public Discourse titled “Learning to Hate our Sin without Hating Ourselves.” You can read my answers to the first two questions here and here....

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Written by Denny Burk
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:06

Denomination Makes Strong Statement Against SSA Identity Featured

Pulpit & Pen Daily Update for July 17, 2018

Denomination Makes Strong Statement Against SSA Identity

More Archived Episodes of The Pulpit & Pen Daily Updates & Polemics Report – HERE

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Written by social element
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:00

2019 National Conference: Secure Your Early-Bird Discount


Register bySeptember 3 to secureyour early-bird registration rate for the conference.Sign up today and save$80.

God is holy, and we’re not. In fact, He’s so holy, His unmediated presence is lethal. Even angels hide their faces and cry, “Holy, holy, holy!” And yet, this...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 05:15

Revoice Pastor Open to Hosting Christian Pedophile Conference Featured


Greg Johnson, the pastor of the PCA church that is hosting the infamous “Gay Christian” Revoice Conference, says that he’s open to a similar conference for Christians identifying as pedophiles.

Appearing on the Cross Politic podcast, Johnson was interviewed by co-hosts, Gabriel...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 05:07

Christian Dating: Christlike Character Featured

by Hohn ChoimageThe introduction to this series is here. As we look at a number of key biblical principles in the area of Christian dating, I'm going to start with the importance of Christian character. In many ways, this is kind of a "no duh" principle, and it's not uncommon for pastors preaching a...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:40

Are You Willing to Be Strategically Inconvenienced?


Navigating the ethics of life in light of the kingdom of God is often difficult. It can be like driving on a hilly bike path with hairpin turns. Consider for example, that you are free in Christ; this is a position of tremendous liberty. However, at times what you have the right to do is not the...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:37

Sermon: Unimpeachable Featured

This message was delivered on July 15, 2018 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana. It is a part of the Acts of the [Only] Apostles Sermon Series and is taken from Acts 24. It deals with the corrupt judges, Felix and Festus. In the message, Pastor Jordan compares their corruption to...

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Written by JD Hall
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:32

Podcast: Tinfoil Hats and Conspiracies Featured

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