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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Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Dave Rubin interviews my favorite economist: Thomas Sowell

imageDr. Thomas Sowell – the best economics teacher you will ever learn from

Two half-hour interviews with my FAVORITE economist, Thomas Sowell. If you haven’t read any books by Thomas Sowell, then you don’t know how wonderful economics can be. Thomas Sowell stands for the proposition...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 20 April 2018 23:54

Quantifying miracles

i) The issue miracles is often framed in terms of mathematical odds. Like there's a presumption against having a license plate with that particular number, given tens of millions of license plates, but that presumption can be overcome by specific evidence to the contrary. By the same token,...

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Written by steve
Friday, 20 April 2018 22:39

What is your opinion of When Calls The Heart? Featured

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Challies posted a link to an article by The Gospel Coalition about Janette Oke and the TV series from her book titled When Calls the Heart. I used to watch WCTH for the first couple of seasons.The Theology and True-Life Tragedy behind Hallmark’s Hit Show, "When Calls the Heart"The television...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 20 April 2018 21:00

Why Isn’t the Church More Eagerly Embracing Apologetics? Here’s an Idea!

image How can lay apologists help get apologetics into the local church? To offer some practical ideas, Sean interviews Tom Gilson. But we also need YOUR help!

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 20 April 2018 21:00

A Word to Parents at Their Breaking Point

April 21, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

The Long Road Ahead

When you’re in the trenches of parenthood, it can be easy to become discouraged as you stare down the struggles and difficulties of the long road ahead. In this brief video, Andrew Wilson gives some advice to parents of children with...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:50

Breaking Through Blindess: The Second Commandment, Historic Racial Division, Biblical Justice, and Listening to One Another

This week, a Latino community leader in a major Southern city told me about a white Christian woman in his city who contacted him asking for someone to help clean her house. He recommended a Mexican woman to her who went to her house daily, worked and cleaned faithfully. The white Christian woman...

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Written by Alan Cross
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:33

What Does God Have to Say About Marriage and Divorce?

This week, Chris and Rich discuss a recent question Rich received about a qualification for the office for deacon. This transitions into what God’s Word has to set about the institution of marriage and the issue of divorce.

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:29

Weekend A La Carte (April 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books (including one classic) that are worth a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor: Sports, Hymns, and Hobbies, and Entertainment)

Jesus, Take the Control Wheel

I love this: “When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas,...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:00

Experience “Creation Under the Stars” with Camp Infinity

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We are thrilled to promote Camp Infinity (Ci), a unique camp that teaches young people science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the lens of a biblical creationist worldview. If you have an academically inclined and naturally curious child, Ci is designed just for them! And...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:00

News Weakly - 4/21/18

New Party in Town"The Working Families Party endorsed actor Cynthia Nixon over two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday, fueling Nixon’s left-flank challenge and deepening a split among New York Democrats." That's how the story reads. Cynthia Nixon is an actress, most famous for her part in Sex...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 20 April 2018 19:42

The Undeath of Cinema

An engaging essay in The New Atlantis raises important questions that, frankly, hadn’t even occurred to me. Whether that speaks to my denseness or my innocence of cutting edge filmmaking, I cannot say. In any case, “The Undeath of Cinema,” by the young editor and playwright Alexi...

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What's Wrong with the World
Friday, 20 April 2018 19:35

What Do We Really Treasure and Trust?

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Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.1 John 5:21

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.1 Cor. 10:14

Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. Jonah 2:8

Heavenly Father, these Scriptures about idolatry raise the core question: What do we really treasure...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 20 April 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Countdown to the Second Coming—The Revived Roman Empire (Part 3)

April 21, 2018
The revival of the Roman Empire presently underway is not merely the latest in the long string of prophecies fulfilled down through the centuries that demonstrate that the Bible is, as it claims, the...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Friday, 20 April 2018 18:00

Leviticus 25; Psalm 32; Eccl. 8; 2 Timothy 4

Leviticus 25; Psalm 32; Ecclesiastes 8; 2 Timothy 4

“BLESSED IS HE WHOSE TRANSGRESSIONS ARE FORGIVEN, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit” (Ps. 32:1-2). In a theistic universe where God keeps the books,...

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 20 April 2018 18:00

Holy Brethren

“I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.” (1 Thessalonians 5:27) There is probably no word more misused—even abused—than the word “holy.” In our day and age, it usually conjures up an image of sanctimoniousness, or even...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 20 April 2018 17:00

Another Perspective on MLK50 Conference

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This is a must listen to podcast from my brother Darrell  B. Harrison.  You can listen to it here: JT 23 ‘MLK 50 Conference’ – Just Thinking Podcast.

Here are some notes I took down that maybe of help:

  • The conference was condescending and divisive.
  • Liberation theology,...

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Written by EvangelZ
Friday, 20 April 2018 15:05

April 21: A Smaller Assembly?

It seems that some were proposing a plan for a smaller General Assembly for the PCUSA back in the 1930’s. I had not previously paid attention to such efforts in any of the old line Presbyterian denominations. Compare this with some of the various plans for a delegated Assembly that have been...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 20 April 2018 15:00

All We Like Sheep: Wallpaper

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“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod touch iPads

Android Phones: Galaxy S Series, Edge,...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 20 April 2018 14:03

Is Professor Donald Macleod Too Sexy For His Own Good?

Professor Donald Macleod simply cannot keep women away from him.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Friday, 20 April 2018 13:44

Georgia Baptist Mission Board Search Committee accepting recommendations for Executive Director/CEO

The search committee for the executive director of Georgia Baptist Mission Board has begun the search. The process began on April 12 dedicating that meeting to prayer. The committee is in the listening stage of the process which includes listening to God, GBC leadership, SBC leadership, and all GA...

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Written by christianindex
Friday, 20 April 2018 13:41

Book Review 23: “42 Seconds: The Jesus Model For Everyday Interactions” by Carl Medearis

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***DISCLAIMER***I received a complimentary copy of this book for free from Tyndale House for review purposes.

Carl Medearis’ 42 Seconds: The Jesus Model For Everyday Interactions mostly “has to do with helping people who are far away from Jesus follow him more closely” (p. xi)....

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Written by C.T. Adams
Friday, 20 April 2018 13:26

Salt Light Conference, Hamilton Square Baptist, San Francisco

May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the singles from churches all over the Bay Area for this great one day conference. Dr. Rand Hummel of the Wilds Christians Camp in North Carolina will be our special speaker. You do not want to miss this event! Please register with the church office or online by...

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Written by dcsj
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:45

Ontological arguments

Written by steve
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:37

RIP the West? Featured

I have used the phrase “the death of the West” or something like it plenty of times now. And for good reason: the West has been in deep decline for decades now, and one wonders if this is reversible. It seems that never before has the West been in so much trouble and under such...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:36

A god apart

Have you ever noticed the enormous emphasis on social ethics in Islam and Rabbinical Judaism? Jewish philosophers are generally social commentators and existentialists. They don't focus on God the way Christian philosophers and theologians do. To the extent that they talk about God, it's God as the...

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Written by steve
Friday, 20 April 2018 11:35

So many Christians–so few lions!

A standard objection to Christianity is whether inclusivism is fair. Is it fair that so many never had a chance to hear the Gospel? This is an issue in freewill theism as well as Calvinism.
There are familiar strategies in fielding this objection. But I'd like to remark on a neglected consideration....

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Written by steve
Friday, 20 April 2018 10:11

Browbeating Cancer Patients: You Have Cancer Because You’ve Made It Your Buddy Says Joyce Meyer

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Joyce Meyer gave cancer patients a good scolding and browbeating. She said people have cancer because they’ve made it their buddy. Meyer says if cancer patients spoke the right words over themselves they wouldn’t have cancer.

 

Cancer patients who trust Jesus are suffering enough,...

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Written by isnotsatire
Friday, 20 April 2018 10:05

Please don't say "broken" when we mean sin Featured

Are we broken?According to the dictionary definition of broken, are we "fractured or damaged"? As humans, do we need fixing?Christians know that there is something wrong with the world, indeed. Even unsaved people mutter and wonder what in the world is going on. Why is the world like this? they...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 20 April 2018 09:33

Apostle and Apostolic Leadership Mean the Same Thing in the USCAL Universe of Terms

The US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders use the terms apostle and apostolic leadership. These two terms mean the same thing in the USCAL universe of terms. This means USCAL considers Dr. Michael Brown an apostle.

By “apostolic leadership”, I mean a leader who functions in the ministry gift...

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Written by isnotsatire
Friday, 20 April 2018 08:50

Expositing Galatians -- Chapter Two -- False Brothers, Naming Names, and Justification

Continuing through Galatians we come across three important teachings for the church today...

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Friday, 20 April 2018 08:44

Resources On the Imputation Of The Active Obedience Of Christ

SO THANKFUL FOR THE ACTIVE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST. NO HOPE WITHOUT IT. Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 20 April 2018 08:02

A New Global Currency and Church Oblivious to Approaching Storm – Prophetic Dream

                                       By Joanie Stahl April 2018 EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE I looked back down one more time and I could see that … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Friday, 20 April 2018 08:00

“But we already said we’re sorry for that”

The conversation goes on. And from the perspective of some among us, it goes on and on and on and on and on. “Why can’t we just let bygones be bygones? Why do we have to keep on dredging up the past and revisiting the same sins over and over again? Didn’t we already say we were...

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Written by David Rogers
Friday, 20 April 2018 07:44

Critical Race Theory The Radical Stupidity Of Dividing The Church By Race Featured

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Two things we need to know as Social Justice Warriors of all kinds strive to advance the cause of Cultural Marxism throughout the land:

1. Critical Theory is a big deal right now, in both secular and Christian subcultures.

2. Critical Theory is not to be confused with critical thought. Truth be...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Friday, 20 April 2018 07:42

176- The Beast, the Matrix the Church – Mike@Onpoint Preparedness, Joanie Stahl, Tony K

Episode 176 of the A Minute to Midnite Show. Mike from Onpoint Preparedness joins Joanie Stahl and Tony K in an important discussion that covers several important topics that are very relevant for 2018. A great falling away. Once Saved … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Friday, 20 April 2018 07:11

Paul Against the Contextualizers

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Our friend Mike Riley writes a helpful corrective of our understanding of 1 Corinthians 9 and “all things to all men.”

To gain a hearing for the gospel, our inclination is to ask, “What problems do people have, and how can we present Jesus as the answer to those problems?”...

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Written by dcsj
Friday, 20 April 2018 06:40

Lessons from Flight 1380

If you have been near a car radio, a smart phone, or a computer in the last couple of days, the phrase “Flight 1380” will not be foreign to you. This innocuous flight number of a Southwest Airlines plane traveling from LaGuardia airport to the Dallas Love Field airport is now at the...

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Written by Adam Covington
Friday, 20 April 2018 06:39

Examining Ontology

Ontology: Studies in Christian Thought & Apologetic Applications 
by Michael Robinson
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Confrontational atheism is on the warpath. In recent years pop-atheists have written a steady stream of combative books belittling Christian theism. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Friday, 20 April 2018 05:56

“Of Pure Grace and Most Unmerited Favor” (Witsius)

image  The Apostle Paul is very clear that a sinner is justified by faith alone apart from works (Rom 3.28, Gal 2:16). He also says that we are justified by grace (Titus 3:7).  When it comes to being justified by God, being declared righteous by him, it is not at all based on anything...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 20 April 2018 05:34

Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

Friday, 20 April 2018 05:29

This is NOT FAKE NEWS: California Pushing Bill to Ban Sale of Bibles (Video)

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Not only are California legislators pushing the bill to ban the sale of Bibles, they are also targeting any Christian books which speak against homosexuality and how to overcome the urges of that lifestyle.

 From1.cbn.com

One Step Closer to Law: Could a California Bill Ultimately Lead to the...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 20 April 2018 05:26

P P Patreon Supporters to Receive “Defining Deception” Book Featured

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We rely on patrons from across the world to help support this ministry endeavor. Polemics is not a popular field of theology because it critiques bad doctrine in an age of ecumenism. Therefore, we rely on a few committed individuals who can help support our work. Without you, Pulpit & Pen...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 20 April 2018 05:07

Who said it?

imageIt’s time for another round of everyone’s favorite game: “who said it?” Now, the invention of Google books has significantly diminished the challenge of this game, but it is best not to spoil it that way.
The point is that we have so many manuscripts of the NT and that these...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Friday, 20 April 2018 05:05

Unconditional Election

I was interviewed yesterday for a BRIDGE radio podcast on the subject of unconditional election (the "U" in the well known acrostic TULIP). Guest teachers in the series so far include Dr. John Frame and Jeff Durbin, and will be followed by Dr. James White, and Dr. Joel Beeke.

Here's a link to...

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Written by John Samson
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:47

The Value of Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

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Rosaria Butterfield (a former lesbian, feminist professor) tells her story in this short video introducing her new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Hospitality played a key role in her coming to Christ, and now...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:41

Thabiti Anyabwile Tells White Evangelicals No Reconciliation Without “Owning” Their Complicit Racism Featured

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Ron Burns, or Thabiti Anyabwile, explains that white people are complicit with racism and need to “own it” if there’s going to be racial reconciliation.

In the latest video from Thabiti Anyabwile at The Gospel Coalition, he mirrors his statements from two weeks ago that white...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:40

The New Age Movement, Kabbalism and Antichrist: The Stage is Set

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For many years I have wondered just how Antichrist will deceive the people of Israel.  Israel will confirm a seven year peace treaty with him. He will help them build the third Temple. It sounds as if the people of Israel will fully trust this man.

I wondered if the Antichrist might be Jewish,...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:35

04/20/2018

•Your questions answered
•Dealing with the loss of intimacy when leaving the NAR
•Did God give the Holy Spirit for when the sufficient Scriptures aren’t sufficient?
•It takes a Church for a family to adopt
•Can Christians walk out to demand better pay?
•Was Jesus’ Gospel only for the Jews?
•Why do we gather in specific places to pray?
•Getting Don’t Stub Your Toes into the hands of unbelievers
•How can teachers be judged more harshly if we are covered by grace?
•Should I leave a church that refuses to discipline?
•Why doesn’t Todd lead people in The Sinner’s Prayer?

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Written by joey
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:34

On the Use of Commentaries

Matt Waymeyer's post, "Expository Preaching and the Use of Commentaries," provides some sound advice on the use and abuse of commentaries.

Authors: BibleX...

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