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, 26 March 2017 21:28

Why you should go to bed early tonight

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:00

Four Pieces of Advice for Stressed Christians

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:30

Digital Detox Round Up

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Porn, Technology, & Christians | The American ConservativeRod Dreher warns:

If I posted every story I heard about the devastating effect pornography is having on Christian individuals, couples, and families, it would overwhelm you. It is impossible to guarantee that your kids will never see it...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:00

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Help Me Teach the Bible: Ed Welch on Helping Those Battling Shame, Addiction, or Anxiety | Nancy Guthrie, TGC “In this conversation, Welch demonstrates how to present the Scriptures in a way that leads people who are seeking strategies or techniques for dealing with sins and problems to...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:00

The Common (Yet Neglected ) Problem of Burnout

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In September of 2016, Crossway asked their readers to answer some questions related to burnout, “a state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion caused by living at too fast a pace for too long, or by living with too many stresses in our lives.”

In total, over six...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:00

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A Letter from Kabwata: We have lost the sense of God | Conrad MbeweListen to this passionate please from Pastor Mbewe:

O for a generation of young people who will once again have the atmosphere of eternity upon their souls. O for a band of young adults who will have a profound sense of God that...

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Yesterday I took part in an online webcast with Kara Dedert and her support group for families with special needs, Live Better with Disability. The subject was Inclusion and Exclusion in the Church. The aim was to talk about how persons with disabilities are an indispensable part of the church and...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 19:45

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Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards | Fast CompanyCelebrate human creativity and enjoy some entrepreneurial inspiration.

Preaching about race: Keeping the big picture in view | ERLC“A genuinely Christian attitude toward ethnic and racial diversity is not one of...

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There are plenty of books for guys who struggle with porn. Sometimes, they make passing reference to women who have fallen into this habit, but it’s often assumed that men are the main offenders.

Sadly, research statistics are showing increasingly large numbers of women who have become porn...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:52

Learning to Live a Grace-Paced Life

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How do we live a grace-paced life in a burnout culture?

An Interview with David Murray from Crossway on Vimeo.

  • 0:00 – Who did you write Reset for?
  • 2:31 – What do you mean by the phrase “grace-paced life”?
  • 6:28 – What would you say to a young church planter who...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:46

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting Good reminder of the basics for all teachers and preachers.

Preaching and Personality Intriguing discussion about the importance of personality in preaching. I think he’s on to something.

Ligonier National Conference Video Now Available I heard...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:00

Reflections on Becoming an American Citizen

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My family and I became American citizens yesterday. The day was a jumble of emotions and thoughts. I’ve tried to disentangle them as much as I can. So here they are in no particular order.

We cannot plan our lives.I had many, many plans growing up. Not one of them involved moving to the USA....

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On Monday 20 March, at 7pm ET, I’m taking part in an live webcast with Kara Dedert and her Live Better Members Club for parents of kids with special needs.

The subject we’re discussing is “Belonging” and the question we’re exploring is “What makes you feel...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:00

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Your Secret Weapon Against Pornography | Paul Tautges, Counseling One Another“In the battle against porn addiction, Tim Challies persuasively argues that there is one secret weapon many men never take advantage of; that is, a mentoring relationship that will provide accountability and...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:53

“Welcome to America”

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Well, within six hours I will have lost my Scottish accent and I’ll be speaking Americanese. My sermons will lose half their power and never again will I blush to hear, “Oh, I looooooooove your accent!”

I’m still not quite sure how the mechanics of this work. Someone said...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:00

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Reclaiming Your Eyes from Pornography | Kole Farney, For The Church “The antidote for images you used to look at is the new and better image—the glory of Christ. ”

Living under Authority | R.C. Sproul, Ligonier “The world has gone crazy in lawlessness, but we’re to...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 16:00

Healthy Rhythms

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Alan Burdick is a time researcher and the author of Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. In a recent interview with Gretchen Rubin he was asked what was his most significant finding. His reply:

Until I began working on Why Time Flies, I hadn’t realized how deeply time...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 15:00

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Does Christology Matter? | Sinclair Ferguson, Ligonier Ministries  “…Jesus Christ Himself is the gospel. Like loose threads in a tapestry—pull on any of these views, and the entire gospel will unravel. If the Christ we trust and preach is not qualified to save us, we...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:00

“The Real Threat to the Human Future”

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What do you think it is?

Globalization? Population growth? Terrorism? Inequality?

Nope. None of these.

Technology.

Oh, Murray’s off on one of his digital tirades again, is he?

Nope. Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, actually.

In his most recent column, Resist the InternetDouth...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 15:30

The Pareto Principle for Churches

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Most of us have heard of the 80/20 rule, sometimes called the Pareto principle.

It was named after it’s “inventor,” Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto who noticed about 20% of the peapods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.

To put it more generally, it says that 80% of...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 15:00

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The High Cost of Free PornThree ways porn hinders Jesus’ mission in the world.

Saved and Depressed: A Real Conversation about Faith and HealthTouching and teaching:

When most people look at me, they see a successful, 20-something-year-old woman who is giving of herself and her time. In the...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:00

Digital Detox Roundup

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US psychologists claim social media ‘increases loneliness’We hardly needed psychologists to tell us this but in case you doubted it:

A report suggests that more than two hours of social media use a day doubled the chances of a person experiencing social isolation.

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:00

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Stop Calling Everything Hate | Tim Challies “We need to resist this updated definition of ‘hate,’ to keep the new, expansive form of the word out of the church. Otherwise, we risk confusing hatred with confidence about revealed truth—we need to have the ability to...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:00

The Ethics of Jesus are Anti-Abuse

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There’s an excellent short post on marital abuse by Becky Castle Miller over at Scot McKnight’s blog. Please click through to read it: The Ethics of Jesus are Anti-Abuse. Two things that stood out to me were the definition of abuse and the questions to ask.

Definition of Abuse

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 14:30

PhD Program at PRTS Receives ATS Accreditation

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The faculty and staff of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) are humbled by and grateful for the recent news that The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Board of Commissioners has fully approved the seminary’s PhD program, effective February 21, 2017. The leadership of PRTS has...

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