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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Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:00

What Jesus Said about Hell

“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29)

People do not like to think about hell—especially those who are...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:00

Everything Begins with God—Including Evangelism Featured

In the beginning God . . .(Genesis 1:1).

God’s own story of redemption begins with Himself. And that’s where we should begin when preaching the gospel.

That’s not to say an exhaustive discourse on the character and nature of God, or a full-orbed investigation of His infinite...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:34

Immigration, Citizenship and the Bible Part 20: How Do We Become Citizens?

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Ruth and Naomi Leave Moab, 1860, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872).

Of all political issues, immigration is perhaps the one most likely to elicit strong emotions from all sides of the political spectrum. For this reason alone it is important that we be careful to define our terms. For my...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:00

A Brief History of Needs-Based Apologetics

Over a number of blog posts, I’ve been arguing for the addition of  ‘emotional’ apologetics to the apologists armory. I’ve been making the case that apologists should pay more attention to basic human needs, feelings, longings, and desires and the suitability of the...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:00

Now Available: Together on God’s Mission

imageTogether on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission
Scott Hildreth

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Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative...

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Written by Barnabas Piper
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:00

2017 in Film

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Both of the fans of my film columns on Think Theology may have noticed that I didn’t write much for the website in 2017. Life took over a little bit. I got more film writing for film outlets, which unfortunately left less time to write for Think. Major life events ended up taking precedence...

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Written by Nathanael Smith
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:00

Doubleplusgood Ducktalkers

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In the Year of Our Lord nineteen-seventy, I graduated from high school and matriculated in paradise.

Or so it seemed for a while, because every second person at my university fancied himself a socialist, just like me.

Maybe not just like me.  It was confusing, because there seemed to be so...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:15

3 Things Heaven Changes

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Even though I grew up going to church and hearing about the “end times” and everlasting life, heaven always seemed like an intangible, far-off idea.

I believed that because I had repented of my sin and placed my trust in Jesus, I would “go to heaven when I die,” but my vision...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:05

January 15: R.B. Kuiper

COMPROMISING THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE

K. B. KUIPER, M.A., B.D.

[An address delivered at the Ninth Annual Convention of the League of Evangelical Students, meeting at Boston, Massachusetts, late in 1934.] (and as published in The Evangelical Student, January 1935)

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Written by archivist
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:05

The Joy of the Old Testament

As a junior in college, I began to read Scripture more routinely and joyfully. It was in a house with four other guys that I would wake up and have my time with God and His Word at 8:00 am (early for a 20-year-old college guy!). I spent different amounts of time each day in the Word and...

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Written by Patrick Meador
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:00

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12 Ideas You Must Embrace to Affirm Theistic Evolution “Theistic evolution is a viewpoint that God created matter and after that, God didn’t guide, intervene, or act directly to cause any empirically detectable change in the natural behavior of matter until all living things had...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:00

Links For The Church (1/15)

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Should I Leave My Church? 8 Critical Questions

If you're a pastor facing a potential departure from your church, these questions put forth by Jeff Robinson may help you make the decision.

United by Love: How Diversity Reflects the Kingdom of God

Trillia Newbell walks through four theologies and shows...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:43

LEARN TO DISCERN – JUST HOW REALLY SACRED IS CATHOLICISM’S SACRED HEART OF JESUS?

(TO BE CONTINUED). I WILL BE ADDING MORE INFORMATION DURING THE WEEK Before I actually begin sharing some information with all of you concerning what I learned after doing research on “the sacred heart,” I want to make sure that you understand that my intention for writing these many...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:35

To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2018, Harvard University Press will release To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry. Tommie Shelbyis Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard...

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Written by EPS Blog
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:09

NEW BOOKLET: Fearing God in a Fearless New Age

NEW BOOKLET: Fearing God in a Fearless New Age

NEW BOOKLET: Fearing God in a Fearless New Age by Warren B. Smith is our newest Lighthouse Trails Booklet. The Booklet is 18 pages long and sells for $1.95 for single copies. Quantity discounts are as much as 50% off retail. Our Booklets are designed to...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:01

Dr. Michael Brown -- When Dangerous Becomes Delusional

Dr. Michael Brown is at it again...condemning Todd Friel and Phil Johnson for daring to point out the obvious.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:01

Four New Lighthouse Trails Book Releases

Lighthouse Trails is pleased to announce the release of four new books: The Trinity: The Triune Nature of God by Mike Oppenheimer The Trinity has continued to be challenged throughout history and is still the watershed issue of our time. The triune nature of God is one of the core doctrines of the...

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Written by admin
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:00

Daily Bible Readings for Jan. 16-31

Tuesday, Jan. 16 Genesis 32:13-34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20

Wednesday, Jan. 17 Genesis 35:1-36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26

Thursday, Jan. 18 Genesis 37:1-38:30 Matthew 12:22-45 Psalm 16:1-11 Proverbs 3:27-32

Friday, Jan. 19 Genesis 39:1-41:16 Matthew...

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Written by christianindex
Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:41

Church Membership | Slick Answers | Matt Slick | Andrew Rappaport | CARM | SFE | Striving for Eternity Featured

Show started with a discussion on church membership but then and crowardly professing atheists wanted to ruin it.

Help Matt out: http://www.patreon.com/mattslick

Check out CARMhttp://carm.org

Check out Striving for Eternity:...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:35

A reflection on the theological ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. Wikipedia

This is the first of a three-part series that will explore the African-American experience...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:02

Christianity’s Authority | The Rapp Report daily 046 | SFE | Andrew Rappaport Featured

This podcast evaluates the authority of Christianity.

This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources http://strivingforeternity.org/

Get the full interviews with your support:...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:51

Recommitting to the Imago Dei on Dr. King’s Birthday

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A couple months ago I read Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from a Birmingham jail. I’ve been ruminating over it ever since. It’s a masterful work, rich with references to theology, philosophy, and history, giving me plenty to think on these weeks since. I marvel that he wrote it...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:59

Great Leaders, Unhappy Childhoods Featured

My readers by now should be used to somewhat odd articles with somewhat odd titles. But there is a reason – or two – for a piece such as this. The first simply deals with my recent reading habits, and that has included a lot of reading on the life of Winston Churchill.

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:43

4 Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, few are aware of the legacy of four believers whose courageous lives influenced his life. Today we learn the rest of the story.

1. Rosa Parks: A Woman of Great Conviction

In the words of the U.S. Congress, Rosa Parks...

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Written by Bob
Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:57

Umbilicus terrae

From what I've read, the basic contention of Christian Zionism is that OT promises ostensibly made to and for Israelites are just what they appear to be. They are, in fact, about the stated referent rather than a cipher for the church (i.e. Jewish and gentile Christians). On that view, Israel...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:44

Combatting Christian Occultism Part 2

(Originally printed in the Summer 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal Beginning on page 6) Part 2 in a 2-Part Look at Occultic-like Beliefs and Practices in the Church By John Ferrer Introduction In the last Journal article “Occultism in the Church” (Part-1),1 we surveyed what the occult is:...

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Written by Guest Writer
Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:19

Donald Campbell (1926–2018)

Donald Campbell, former professor and president of Dallas Theological Seminary, has gone to be with the Lord. There is a nice write-up here. Although I met Dr. Campbell on a few occasions, I mainly profited from his preaching and popular level expositions.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 14 January 2018 07:44

"Not My People" -- Hosea 1:2-9

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Hosea (2)

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:45

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changes not, Thy compassion's, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:40

Weekly Roundup 1/8/2018-1/13/2018

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/8/2018-1/13/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 1/8/2018

The Path to Happiness...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:33

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Lavish Love Featured

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In our Bible Reading plan today we are progressing through Romans. We are to read today chapters 5-6. Romans, a book that a famous pastor had said he thought is the greatest philosophical treatise of any kind ever written down anywhere. (Sorry, I forget which pastor said it). Romans certainly is...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:05

Grace to Y’all – Faith, Love, and Hope (Colossians 1:1-8)

Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:42

For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil Featured

by Mike Ratliff

17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 19 by whom also He went and...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:53

FINALLY: A News Source Which Tells the Truth About Europe and the Consequences of Forced Migration

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This morning I was sent the link to a website of which I had not heard. It is called Voice of Europe:

voiceofeurope.com

This site also has a Facebook page, although I wonder how long FB will allow this to  remain:

Voice of Europe (Facebook)

In this piece, I will simply provide the titles...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:52

An Evangelical Appreciation and Critique of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Recently, I composed a brief survey, asking my website readers to tell me what they like and dislike about my articles, and what they’d want to talk about if they had some time to chat with me personally.

I gained valuable insights from the survey, one of which is that many of my readers want...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:14

Ladies, no job is too menial and no sphere is too small to make a huge difference Featured

There are a great number of young ladies who are in college, or who have just finished college, or are just starting work-life, marriage, or children. They're starting out. As a 56-year-old woman myself, (thirty years older than most of them!), I keep forgetting that they have grown up in the faith...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:34

Important Trends in 2018: Women in Apologetics

In 2018, I am planning to use my blog to highlight some important trends in the wider culture and specifically in the world of apologetics. One important trend, that I thought would be important to start the year with, is the explosion of interest in apologetics among women.

Marilyn Tyner is on...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:31

3 Failed Naturalistic Attempts at Explaining Consciousness

The existence and reality of consciousness present one of the most pressing challenges to metaphysical naturalism (the view that only physical things exist). On naturalism, everything that exists should be describable in physical terminology, including properties such as weight, size, and location.

B...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:03

Salt and Light: A Robust Faith

Our text this morning is Matthew 5:13-16 where we see Jesus use the metaphor of Christians being both salt and light. I referred to these as being the fruits of a robust faith so let us think about that a little. Salt: The salt we would be most familiar with is iodized table salt. When …

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Written by Matt Sherro
Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:00

Bible study: why would a loving God make a terrible place like Hell?

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It’s time for us to take a look in the Bible and make some sense of it, again. Today’s question is really “what does God expect us to be doing with our lives?” but I wanted the title of this post to be more eye-catching for non-Christians.

Why do...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:28

Family Readings 1/14-1/20

Family Worship: 14 January to 20 January   Family dysfunction is the theme of this week’s reading. We will see Jacob and Esau struggle for family supremacy and, in the next two weeks,  we will watch the birth of a nation.   Monday: Genesis 22:1-24 Tuesday: Genesis 24:1-67...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:00

God is Loving, People are Loved

Up to this point, you have thoroughly dealt with the problem of sin and its horrific consequences. The lost person should sense their need for deliverance from sin. This is what the gospel intends to do. From this point on, you will focus on the concepts of God’s love and grace as...

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Written by Christian Acosta
Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:57

The HUGE Gifts of God’s Presence and Rest

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The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  Exodus 33:14

Heavenly Father, to know that you are with us and for us—to know that you intend for us to feel rest in our hearts right now, and eternal unbroken rest… what more could we possibly...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 13 January 2018 20:00

Headlines Happenings (Disgraced and Disqualified Pastors; Oprah Winfrey for President)

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As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing a pastor who had been called out for sins committed 20 years ago and they were expressing sympathy for the girl he...

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Written by Tim Challies