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, 02 January 2016 05:43

Preach the Word Boldly, and do Not be Ashamed of Jesus Christ

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  PREACH THE WORD  BOLDLY AND DO NOT BE ASHAMED OF JESUS

42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:43 For they loved

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Saturday, 02 January 2016 04:25

A Reminder by Dave Miller

49 Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,51 the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.52 Praise be to the Lord forever!...
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Saturday, 02 January 2016 03:01

Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Not long ago, I gave a presentation on the historical evidence for the bodily resurrection of Jesus at the University of Waterloo. This was a great event put on by Power to Change with many Christians and non-Christians in attendance.

Immediately following my talk, there was a Q&A time where people could text in their questions to a phone

Written by STR Blog
Saturday, 02 January 2016 03:00

Aaron Armstrong – False Humility, Logical Fallacies and Being Bored with Certainty

There are some areas of life and the Christian faith where the smartest thing you can do is to hold your position with a certain… latitude. It tends to go wrong when you dig your heels in and you won’t recognize that there are other valid points of view. One that immediately jumps to mind is end-times theology, of course, but there

Written by Mike Boling
Saturday, 02 January 2016 03:00

Daniel Darling – The Men In Your Church Don’t Need John Wayne; They Need Jesus

It makes me weep when I think of the staggering crisis of manhood in the culture. There is hardly a negative sociological data point that doesn’t have its root in the failure of men to lives as faithful husbands and responsible fathers. Leaders across the political and ideological spectrum have decried the problem.

To combat the staggering

Written by Mike Boling
Saturday, 02 January 2016 02:26

Stand With Brave Heidi Against Creeping Sharia

OK, I admit it: I really love Heidi Mund. Well, let me rephrase that: I love my wife, but I think Heidi Mund is one of our superstar Christians. She makes most believers look like spineless wonders. She is a German Christian who puts most Christians to shame. She is willing to stand up for Jesus Christ in the face of a tsunami of political

Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 02 January 2016 02:00

Christians Are Kept

We never find the phrase "the perseverance of the saints" in the Bible. Instead, we find the idea of "keeping." To be kept is to be protected, to be preserved. The great priestly blessing of the Old Testament began with these words: "The LORD bless you and keep you" (Num. 6:24). Those who are saved are kept, not just today, but forever; not by

Written by R.C. Sproul
Saturday, 02 January 2016 01:54

Audiobooks SlimJim went through in 2015

I’ve listened to some audiobooks in 2015 and most of them I listened to while I’m on the road from one place to another with ministry.  Sometimes I listen to historical non-fictions as a break from hearing sermons, seminary lectures, podcasts, etc.  I’ve arranged the following lists of audiobooks from what I least...

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Saturday, 02 January 2016 00:16

SATAN’S AGENDA: THE DECONSTRUCTING OF RELIGION, AND THE RISE OF THE ‘ONE’ RELIGION

It’s happening. It’s happening on the news, the internet, social media is declaring it, Facebook prophets and preachers galore are promoting it, and the world is taking notice. Yes, it’s happening. The tearing down of every world religion on this planet is occurring, and not one shot, one loss of life, or shedding of blood

Written by christopher152
Saturday, 02 January 2016 00:00

The Golden Rule

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

This command of Christ is the famous so-called “Golden Rule” of conduct. As He said, it succinctly summarizes and crystallizes all the instructions given in the Old Testament

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Friday, 01 January 2016 23:00

A New England Journey

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to visit New England.  It was our first ever trip to this part of the United States.  I was officially on task to do two things:  1) Visit and speak in chapel at a new Baptist college in Vermont, and 2) visit and preach on Sunday at a new church plant in Maine. 

My wife rarely travels

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Friday, 01 January 2016 22:37

Ted Cruz Appears at Evangelical-Backed Political Event with John Hagee and David Barton

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;” Philippians 3:20

While the Evangelical Intelligentsia are falling all over themselves to promote Roman Catholic GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and curb the enthusiasm of candidate Donald Trump’s

Written by sethdunn88
Friday, 01 January 2016 22:15

The Danger of Physical Comfort

The Puritans do not give me the impression that they were men of comfort, nor was the society in which they lived. Fast forward a few hundred years and our society is, in almost every way, the polar opposite of the Puritan society of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Our society today is one of extreme materialism and one that seeks its own

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Friday, 01 January 2016 22:00

Read Alistair Begg's Letter for the New Year

“I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?”
He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.” – Daniel 12:8-9

Dear Friend,

Warmest Christian greetings for the New Year!

‘’The grass withers, the

Written by TFL
Friday, 01 January 2016 21:41

Snakes on planes don’t want to fly with demon-tubing dopes?

It’s not uncommon for Christians and the general public to question fraudulent ministers like Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar and others about travelling in million dollar private jets.

Recently, a video surfaced on YouTube with Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis justifying why they and prosperity pimps (like Keith Moore, Creflo

Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 01 January 2016 21:00

Genesis 2; Matthew 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2

Genesis 2; Matthew 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2 

THE SHEER PRECISION OF THE REPORTS of return (Ezra 2) is one of the first things to strike the casual reader of this chapter. Not only are the numbers of the people accurately reported, along with the names of their clans, but even the numbers of their animals—horses, mules, camels, donkeys (Ezra 2:66).

Written by Don Carson
Friday, 01 January 2016 20:32

A Prayer for Preparing to Love Well in 2016

     But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior. Ti

Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 01 January 2016 15:31

Steady On, 2016

My one and only New Year’s resolution is to write a blog post today. Call me a party pooper (you wouldn’t be the first), but I don’t make resolutions anymore. I find I already have an impossible list of expectations for my life—no sense adding a fresh layer every January 1.

I’ve thought a lot about expectations during

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Friday, 01 January 2016 15:00

Is the vastness of the universe evidence against God’s existence?

Apologetics and the progress of science

Physicist Hugh Ross writes about it in Salvo Magazine.

First a quick blurb about Hugh Ross:

Hugh Ross launched his career at age seven when he went to the library to find out why stars are hot. Physics and astronomy captured his curiosity and never let go. At age seventeen he became the youngest person ever to

Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 01 January 2016 14:41

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #12

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”Jesus as recorded Matthew 10:37

This post is the twelfth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has

Written by sethdunn88
Friday, 01 January 2016 13:35

2015 Top Five Apologetics Podcast Topics

 
The Come Reason Podcast has 470 episodes that boast a total of over 250,000 downloads since its inception. We've covered a range of subject in 2015, but issues central to apologetics have taken the top slots. Witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses, atheists, Mormons, the reliability of the Bible and the fact of the resurrection proved to be the most
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Friday, 01 January 2016 12:31

Beth Moore Goes Full-Time with TBN

Trinity Broadcasting Network, the hub of the charismatic telecommunications industry founded by the late Paul Crouch, has announced her new program to run regularly beginning January 6, 2016. Moore has already been appearing regularly on James Robison‘s program, Life Today. This is Moore’s first headlining program on TBN.

Beth

Written by JD Hall
Friday, 01 January 2016 11:49

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42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

John 12:42-43

14 How then shall they call on him in

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Friday, 01 January 2016 11:27

Looking Forward to Another Year of Thotwas

Let’s pretend that you guys are stockholders, and I am giving you all a report, an end-of-year round up. How did Mablog do this year? More importantly, how did your stock perform relative to Mablog‘s performance? Well, the good news is that, since your current translucent stock was valued at the beginning of 2015 at $0.00, the last 12

Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 01 January 2016 11:00

Study explores whether atheism is rooted in reason or emotion

A conflict of worldviews

From First Things, based on research reported by CNN.

A new set of studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that atheists and agnostics report anger toward God either in the past or anger focused on a hypothetical image of what they imagine God must be like. Julie Exline, a psychologist at Case

Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 01 January 2016 10:46

Evangelicals, Stop Throwing a Hissy About Donald Trump

The Evangelical Intelligentsia (EI) has clearly thrown support behind the non-evangelical candidate in the Republican primary, Marco Rubio. In the collapse of Jeb Bush’s candidacy, the EI has followed suit of the GOP establishment about moved on to back the younger Floridian. The EI is tied so tightly to the GOP establishment, keep in

Written by JD Hall
Friday, 01 January 2016 10:42

About That Christianity Thing

image There are some things that are non-negotiable, and by that I mean those things that make Christianity what it truly is. When Christians make a common confession assenting to the essentials of the Christian faith there is no room for negotiation. Christianity is particularly Trinitarian, particularly exclusive, and particularly redemptive through

Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 01 January 2016 10:06

One body

Catholic apologists make the following assumptions:

i) There is one true church

ii) All Christians ought to belong to the one true church

iii) The Roman church is the one true church

Admittedly, this is less clear-cut than it used to be. Vatican II took a more ecumenical approach. Rome no longer wants to say Protestants or Orthodox Christians are

Written by steve
Friday, 01 January 2016 09:28

By the Numbers 2015: top trends, charts, earthquakes, and more

The year 2015 is over and we are looking at 2016. I'm personally excited to see what 2016 will hold. A group of men I've been praying for have planted a new church and it is going to be a God-honoring, expositional, doctrinally pure (as it can be), Reformed church. We are having a pre-launch prayer meeting January 10 and the first service will be
Written by The End Time
Friday, 01 January 2016 08:30

This 'n' That

Photo: Freeimages.com/AngelNorris It is inevitable. Every year at this time we are bombarded with emails, blog posts, and radio and/or television appeals from so-called Christian ministries begging for money. It seemed extra intense this year, as some ministries sent out emails throughout the day on December 31, reminding that time was running

Written by EBenz
Friday, 01 January 2016 07:51

A New Year of Virtue

As the church celebrates the circumcision of our Lord and the giving of his holy name, we are reminded of the paradoxes of life amidst a dying world and our duty to renew our strength for the year to come. The men and women of the past believed as king David, that “our help cometh even from the Lord who hath made heaven and earth.” So,

Written by Eric M. Parker
Friday, 01 January 2016 07:51

My 2015 Blogging Year in Review

Ah. 2016 arrived, and the day before, I received WordPress’s annual review of my blogging the past year of 2015. Here are the results:

5. Interpreting Ezekiel’s Temple Vision. I originally posted this article back in January 2013, approximately 2 years ago to the month. It is still one of my most searched articles/series.

4. Perry

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Friday, 01 January 2016 07:46

Books I Read in 2015

 

Aside from the numerous magazines and journals I read during the year (as well as zillions of articles on the Internet), I read a lot of books (although not as many as I would like!) -- besides the Bible, of course.  I always have three going: one in the bedroom, one in the living room, and one to take to appointments (smaller paperbacks).

Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 01 January 2016 07:45

Book of the Month/January 2016

Since this is the time for New Year’s Resolutions and because, if you order this book on Kindle, you can have it today, and because it is an outstanding book, the book of the month selection for January 2016 is Do More Better by Tim Challies.

The book really is practical and helpful. Productivity guru books can either overwhelm you with OCD

Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 01 January 2016 06:04

RMM RoundUp January 1, 2016

 The Book of Genesis is the first of the five books attributed to Moses that collectively make up “The Pentateuch” or as they are sometimes called “The Torah”. A decent argument could be made that the first three chapters of Genesis are the most important chapters in all the Bible.  They introduce all the major...
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Friday, 01 January 2016 06:00

God does not turn your lemons into lemonade

Episode 1749

Authors: James

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Friday, 01 January 2016 05:52

Against all hope, Abraham believed.....

Against all hope, Abraham believed.....(Romans 4:18-21)***Weekly/daily events and updates---Happy New Year!
Written by Mike Sullivan
Friday, 01 January 2016 05:00

Do you like the “learn” part or just the “yoke is easy” part?

This is a powerful and comforting passage that even non-Christians “Liked” on my Facebook page.  But do they really like all of it?

Matthew 11:28–30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for

Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 01 January 2016 04:26

A New Thing by Dave Miller

19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19Happy New Year. As you read this 2015 has passed and 2016 is here. New resolutions. New diets. New workouts. New promises. New hopes and dreams.But what about your internal life? What’s...
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Friday, 01 January 2016 04:00

​The “In-Between” Moments

 
I would like to start off with a simple question:​Dear Christian. What do you do with your in-between moments? Not just the ones you have between the next two meetings, or the ones you have between your meals. I'm talking about all of them. Every moment from when you leave church one Sunday and then arrive on Sunday the following week.  
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Friday, 01 January 2016 03:28

There’s No Such Thing as Ordinary Life

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.... It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Colossians 3:17-24)

It’s the beginning of the new year, and it’s tempting to think that only our big plans for this year matter. Jeanne Harrison reminds us that every action of

Written by STR Blog
Friday, 01 January 2016 03:00

Dave Dunham – Studies in Leviticus: The Day of Atonement (Chapter 16)

“This is to be a lasting ordinance for you,” says the Lord. The annual ritual of the Day of Atonement was a major event in the life of Israel. It had significant cultic and theological implications for them, and, strangely enough, has significant theological implications for us as well. The Day of Atonement foreshadows the perfect

Written by Mike Boling
Friday, 01 January 2016 03:00

Derek Thomas – The Significance of Genesis 3:15

With the possible exception of John 3:16, no verse in the Bible is more crucial and definitive than Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal.” As Alec Motyer writes, “The whole of Scripture is not packed into

Written by Mike Boling
Friday, 01 January 2016 02:00

Best of 2015: Ligonier Blog

With 2016 here, we've gone back and collected some of the most popular blog posts from the past year.


Star Wars and the Ancient Religionby Peter Jones

"In this famous and creative saga, which we must respect for its artistic value, we find many positive ideals—bravery, friendship, love, and spirituality, and others—which help explain the

Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 01 January 2016 02:00

1 Timothy 2

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.

Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 01 January 2016 01:24

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Broadcasts from 2015

Happy New Year and thanks again for a GREAT 2015! We are slowly growing the number of unique visitors to the ColdCaseChristianity.com website, and we expect to have approximately one million unique visitors next year. Thanks for making us a regular part of your Internet experience. I’d also love to see you in person; I’ll start

Written by jwallace
Friday, 01 January 2016 01:01

Late December 2015 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

 

These are links gathered from December 22nd-31st, 2015 related to Presuppositional apologetics!  Enjoy!

1.) Worldview Dilemmas in X Men First Class: A Presuppositionalist’s Perspective

2.) Presuppositional Questioning: Evidence

3.) God’s Design of the Solar System is Impressive

4.) Every thought captive

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Friday, 01 January 2016 01:00

An Open Letter to You in 2016: The Same Old Message for a Brand New Year

As we enter the beginning of the New Year, many people are reflecting on the previous year and how they’ve lived their lives, and are making resolutions and determinations to live better in the coming year, whatever that may mean. The process seems to involve a kind of refocusing on things that are important to us so that when we will have

Written by Mike Riccardi
Friday, 01 January 2016 00:01

Thoughts and questions along the church-size trajectory

by Dan PhillipsHappy new year. I think it's good that we start the year facing some of these questions together.In my previous post I broached the question of church size and trajectory. Fond as I am not of verbosity, let's cut straight to what I hope are useful guidelines, questions, and answers.My preface to these is that they
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