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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Friday, 21 April 2017 03:35

1966 and all that: an evangelical journey by Basil Howlett

EP Books, 2016, 128pp 
I was a student at the London Theological Seminary (now London Seminary) from 1988-90. During the summer of 1989 I did a summer pastorate alongside Basil Howlett when he was pastor of Copse Road Evangelical Church, Clevedon. I was only there for a month or so, but during...

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Written by Guy Davies
Friday, 21 April 2017 03:26

Why One Should Not Glean From Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s Prayer Studies

By Lois Putnam On a recent Sunday morning a vivacious older lady stood in front of a congregation, of what can only be termed a solid gospel preaching, mission minded church, and announced to the women that all should sign up for its newest Bible study program that would begin...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Friday, 21 April 2017 03:18

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt - Knowing and Loving God

April 21, 2017
Nuggets from “ An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith ” by Dave Hunt – Knowing and Loving God “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I...

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Written by tbc staff - bl
Friday, 21 April 2017 03:01

Podcast: Matt Chandler’s Prophetic Vision Featured

On today’s podcast, JD answers questions about the Nephilum, Buddhist “mindfulness” and more. Then, he reviews a prophecy from Charismatic Calvinist, Matt Chandler.

As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below.



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Written by JD Hall
Friday, 21 April 2017 03:00

April 20, 2017 Show with Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard on “In the World But Not of the World: Being ‘John 17 Christians’ in the 21st Century”


April 20, 2017:

Lt. Col. KEVIN JARRARD, an elder at @ Grace Community Church of Dawsonville, GA will discuss: “IN the WORLD But NOT OF the WORLD: Being ‘JOHN 17 CHRISTIANS’ in the 21st Century”



Authors: Eric Nielsen

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:56

Confusing the Gospel with the Fruit of the Gospel

image by Graeme Goldsworthy

It cannot be stressed too much that to confuse the gospel with certain important things that go hand in hand with it is to invite theological, hermeneutical and spiritual confusion.  Such ingredients of preaching and teaching that we might want to link with the gospel...

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Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:41

Do Paul and James Disagree on Justification by Faith Alone?


Tom Schreiner:

Critics of the slogan “faith alone” often point out that Scripture only speaks once about whether we are justified by faith alone—and that text denies it: “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24, CSB).

What does...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

imageMy house sits a few doors up from a small pond, and each year there are one or two pair of ducks that come to nest. By now they've learned that they can find food in our backyard, so I watched again last night as they waddled through the grass to munch on some corn. I love observing these...

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:29

39 Articles—The Holy Spirit

Article 5 of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion is another example of the need to read these articles as a whole. One of the new articles added by Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575) in 1563, this article contains an explicit statement on the procession of the Spirit from the Father and...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:23

World in Crisis: ‘Community Beyond Belief’ Follows Church Model Without Religion

LTRP Note: One of our readers sent us this article today. We have posted it for informational and research purposes only and not as an endorsement. By Katherine Burgess The Wichita Eagle People at Wichita Oasis start showing up at around 10 on Sunday morning, drinking coffee and chatting...

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Written by Miscellaneous News Source
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays


This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books who also sponsored the blog this week. They have 5 prize packages to give away today, which means 5 winners will receive the following books:

image 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude by Sarah Ivill. “The New Testament books of...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:44

Report of PCA Study Committee on Women in the Church (1): Kathy Keller "Voting Member"...

image Preparatory to their 2017 General Assembly to be held in June, the Presbyterian Church in America has released the Report of their study committee on "women serving in the ministry of the church." This is the first in a series examining this committee's work.

When I served on a similar PCA General...

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Written by Tim Bayly
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:32

White Genocide In South Africa: How the Prayers of God’s People Resulted In A Miracle


In March of this year, I wrote an article after receiving a cry for help from a Rapture Ready reader for the atrocities happening in his country of South Africa. The article was read by thousands of people from so many different countries.

Here is the original article with the email from our brother...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:23

An Apology to the Eastern Orthodox Community Featured

As the owner and president of Pulpit & Pen, I feel that I need to issue a public apology to the Eastern Orthodox community in regards to my managing editor’s recent words. In a series of posts, Pulpit & Pen editor, Jeff Maples, took it upon himself to essentially anathematize the...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:22

Osteen, Jakes, White, Bell, and the Rest of the False Teachers

These people are counterfeit apostles, dishonest workers disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  There is nothing astonishing in this; even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.  It is nothing extraordinary, then, when his servants disguise themselves as the...

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Written by Jim
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:14

I Just Discovered That the Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible is in BibleWorks10

Is this new?  Or have I simply never noticed it before?


Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources

Authors: Jim...

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Written by Jim
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:03

Christ’s Love For God’s Folk

Don’t you just love church?

Aren’t Christian brothers and sisters the most delightful, excellent folk? It is hard to describe the joy harmonious fellowship with godly people brings! Those providential meetings with unknown believers on vacation; long conversations into the evening at a...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:02

Anna Bullinger-Adlischwyler

Rebecca writes

Come to the Zwingliplatz on Sunday at 17:00 and join us for the unveiling of the Anna Bullinger-Adlischwyler (ca.1504-1564) commemorative plaque. We are also honoring Anna, who I worked to historically reconstruct, this year at the Gesellschaft zu Fraumünster at...

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Written by Jim
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:00

A Snippet of a Film

This little segment is on Marburg. The whole film, as I’ve said before, is excellent.

Filed under: Church History

Authors: Jim...

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Written by Jim
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:45

The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (Graham A. Cole)

When it comes to doing biblical theology, a common pattern is to take a topic or a theme and trace it from Genesis to Revelation. The Covenants, for example, between God and man, are meant to be a theme that we attempt to look for from the beginning of humanity to the ending of mankind, showing how...

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Written by Zach Barnhart
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:18

Luther, and the Creative Power of the Word (Robert Brady)

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and WFIL 560 AM have had a long partnership. In addition to broadcasting The Bible Study Hour with James Boice and No Falling Word with Liam Goligher, they are one of the sponsors of this year's Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology taking place in...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Can atheists help themselves to objective morality on atheism?

imageA conflict of worldviews

Here’s Dr. William Lane Craig explaining why atheists can’t help themselves to objective morality, given a worldview of atheism:

He presents 3 reasons why in the video, all of which are also discussed in his Defenders class:

The mention of Plato brings to mind...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

In the World You Will Have Tribulation


“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33 ESV

  Listen to, Peace (Part 2 of 2)

Is peace simply the opposite of conflict? If so, then inner peace depends on our...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:59

Love as the Fulfilling of the Law in Gal. 5.14

Ever wondered what Paul meant when he said that the Law is fulfilled through obeying Leviticus 19.18 (“You shall love your neighbor as yourself”)? Can the Law really be “fulfilled” without reference to the first Table? Don’t worry, Niels Hemmingsen is here to help....

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Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:55

How can my church be involved in short-term missions?

“How should my church do short-term missions?” Pastors, missions pastors, or local church missions committees that desire to involve their church in short-term missions opportunities should probably consider this question in deciding how to engage their church in the world missions...

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Written by Anthony Steele
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:52

A Caution to Heresy Hunters

Recently I came across the following surprising quotation from Charles Hodge, professor of Princeton Seminary from 1820-78:

‘It is not enough that a doctrine be erroneous, or that it be dangerous in its tendency; if it be not subversive of one or more of the constituent elements of the...

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Written by Warren Peel
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:47

Witherington on Adam and the Genome

I have been enjoying Ben Witherington's interaction with the book Adam and the Genome by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. I am not sure how many posts Witherington will do but the first five are here, here, here, here, and here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:34

The Myth of the Good Freemason Featured

“…many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity or Southern Baptist doctrine.”NAMB

By what standard do you call a man “good”?  Think about the answer to that question before you continue reading.

Freemasonry is incompatible with...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:20

Friday Favorites: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism


Mark Dever is the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. He’s widely known as an author and conference speaker who “specializes” in ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church). His best known book is Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. Two of Dever’s nine marks...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:03

DBG Weekend Spotlight (4-21-17)

s the pope the church’s high priest?  In this short video, Dr. Nathan Busenitz provides some helpful information regarding the office of the pope and the doctrinal positions of the Roman Catholic Church. James White Debate — Tonight, James White will debate Joe Ventilacion on...

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Written by Josh Buice
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:00

Andrew Fuller Friday: An Address to Christians (Part 2)

“The manner in which things of later ages have moved on, in the religious world, has been such as to admit of a larger outer-court, if I may so speak, for a sort of half worshippers. A general religious reputation has been hitherto obtained at a small expense. But should infidelity prevail...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:00

Grace Wild and Free

image This post is adapted from the tract "Habits of Grace" by David Mathis.

Not By Our Own Doing

Our God is lavish in his grace. He’s free to liberally dispense his goodness without the least bit of cooperation or preparation on our part, and often he does. But he also has regular channels through...

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Written by Crossway
Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:00

Family Worship: The Voice of Rejoicing in the Christian Home

I’m pleased to publish this contribution to our family worship series from Shane Anderson.

“The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous!” (Psalm 118:15)

Our minister, Arie, grew up in a Reformed church tradition where daily family worship is the norm,...

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Written by Guest Writer
Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:57

Help Me Teach the Bible: Vern Poythress on Interpreting Scripture

In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Gutherie sat down with our own Dr. Vern Poythress to talk through his book, Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation. Over the course of the conversation, Dr. Poythress explains steps...

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Written by Dan Adams
Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:57

The Presence of God (Vos Group #34)

In this episode of Vos GroupDr. Lane Tipton continues to discuss the nature of the tabernacle (pg. 150–154 in Vos’s Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments). “God brings his people into deeper covenant fellowship as he conforms them to the image of his resurrected...

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Written by Dan Adams
Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:57

The Gospel in Asia

The advance of the gospel in Asia over the last century has been extraordinary. Christian churches are growing and thriving in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and of course South Korea, which boasts some of the largest churches in the entire world. Yet the gospel is also taking root...

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Written by Dan Adams
Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:36

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

imageIn a world increasingly hostile to God and His Word, the importance of belonging to a strong, biblical church has never been greater.  Sadly, an increasing number of churches seem to be looking for ways to compromise with secular culture in the hopes of “church growth”.  ...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:38

Musings and Meditations

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” — Samuel Zwemer Missionary history is a fascinating story. There is passion, intrigue, bravery, death, success, love. In truth, anything you want in a good story can be found in Read More ...

Authors: Scott...

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Written by Scott
Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:06

Karl Barth Audio Files

From the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton (on facebook)-

The Digital Team for the Princeton Theological Seminary Library has developed a new and exciting platform, which transcribes many of the audio files in their collection. There are five audio files of Karl Barth in their audio collection...

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Written by Jim
Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:00

One Very Good Reason to Study Church History


A friend of mine recently became a citizen of the United States of America. Until that point, he had been a mere resident, a visitor, a sojourner, a citizen of some other place. But he followed the process, he fulfilled his obligations, and he at last received the decision of the U.S. Citizenship...

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Written by Tim Challies