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, 25 June 2017 21:02

Q A Panel With Ferguson, Begg, and Mohler

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I loved this panel discussion between Alistair Begg, Al, Mohler, and Sinclair Ferguson. So much practical wisdom in here for pastors and seminarians.

5:33 Q&A begins

5:59 Alistair, are you a Baptist?

6:41 Is our culture moving from a culture of guilt to a culture of shame and how do we address...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:43

The Bittersweet Parting

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“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” This is one of William Shakespeare’s most oft-quoted lines. What few realize is that it was uttered in the context of Juliet saying goodnight to Romeo “till it be tomorrow.” The sorrow of that parting was sweetened by the knowledge that...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:40

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I was a Christian woman addicted to pornSome super-helpful insights in this article.

Me? Teach the Next Generation?Have you been asked to teach and you don’t know where to start? Start with this article.

Analyzing Annihilationism: Will Those in Hell Cease to Exist?The conclusion to this...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:02

Reformation Heritage Books Summer Sale

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Reformation Heritage books is currently hosting their annual Summer Sale. Click over to see all their offerings. Below are a few highlights.

imageA Brief Compendium of Bible Truth by Archibald Alexander ($7.70)

imageA Marvelous Ministry: How the All-round Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon Speaks to Us...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:01

Grace-Paced Life Links

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Brain Hygiene “Brain hygiene”? Srini Pillay explains brain hygiene and the ways your brain manages overload in this article at Harvard Business Review. He says:

At the core of managing information overload is the ability to know which function to use, and how and when to use it. The...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:43

Counseling with the Old Testament

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When people ask me what I teach at Puritan Reformed Seminary, they usually look deeply puzzled when I say, “Biblical Counseling, Hebrew Exegesis, Leadership, Ministry, and Preaching.”

“Biblical Counseling AND Old Testament exegesis?” is often the eye-brow raising...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:35

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How This Millennial Learned That Any Job Is Better Than No Job“ Many young people are told over and over again to ‘Follow your dreams.’ But that’s often a one-way ticket to poverty, wasted time, and entitlement.”

Faithfulness at the Photocopier: How Little Acts...

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I was involved in leading two church building projects in the two churches I pastored in Scotland. I never thought that I’d be doing that again when I moved to the USA.  Yet, here I am, pastoring a congregation in Grand Rapids that is beginning the process of deciding whether to build a...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:00

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Help Your Kids Hope in God | Jason Helopoulos, Desiring God “In family worship, we simply put ourselves and our children in the way of Christ’s blessing. Try it. I promise, it isn’t hard. Over time, practicing daily family worship will change your home. It will change your...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 22:25

Did Christ really have to die?

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“Why do we do this?”

We’ve all thought his, haven’t we? We’re processing some data, we’re writing a report, or we’re engaged in a routine task, and we suddenly realize, “There’s absolutely no reason for this.”

We ask around, “Why is...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 15:00

Grace-Paced Life Links

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We all know self-care is important, but it can be hard to make the time for it. Amy Jen Su shares ways to weave self-care into your workday:

One CEO I worked with summed it up best when he said: “Self-care is no longer a luxury; it’s part of the job.”

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:00

Selfaholism or Servaholism

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Dear Selfaholic,

You have a problem. It’s yourself. To be blunt, you are addicted to yourself.

I’m afraid that you were born this way, as all of us are. However, most of us learn to hide it most of the time; or at least we come to realize that 100% self-centeredness is not the best...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:00

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Things have been a bit quiet around here the past while as I’ve been moving house. Normal service is being restored!

Why Parents Need To Limit Screens And Make Boredom Great Again Three practices Brooke Shannon and her family have implemented to protect the endangered emotion of boredom.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:00

College or Apprenticeship?

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Within the next week or so, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs the centerpiece of his administration’s labor policy. I agree wholeheartedly with this policy and recommend John Davidson’s article to explain why. Here’s a summary of it:

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:46

Add Exhortation to Exposition

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While celebrating the growth in expository preaching over the past fifty years or so, there’s often still a missing piece in many sermons—what I call, “passionate persuasion.”

Robert Strivens addresses this in the June 2017 edition of the Banner of Truth’s Magazine.In...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:00

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Two U.S. Senators Apply an Anti-Christian Religious Test for Government Officials This is alarming. If you want to get a sense of the hatred behind this, watch the video of Sanders’s questioning here.

Planning for the Future Knowing how much Ligonier’s and R C Sproul’s...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 16:00

What is burnout and why is it so dangerous?

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:00

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Reformed PoperyHere’s a podcast on a timely subject:

No, we are not introducing a new tulip-scented home fragrance. Rather, in light of recent downfalls by many men carrying the Reformed banner, the guys discuss pastors who abuse their authority in the church and act like mini-popes. The...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 22:29

Lifeline Mini-Books

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Lifeline Mini-Books from Shepherd Press offer brief but rich biblically-based help on a variety of counseling issues. This post features some notable selections from the series.

Help! I Can’t Handle All These Trials by Joel James

Help! I’m a Single Mom by Carol Trahan

Help! I Want to Model...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 15:00

An Outstanding Graduation Gift

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If you’re looking for an outstanding graduation gift that will prepare students not just for life in this world but for the world to come, you could do no better than giving this trilogy of books from Jeff Myers. Two of them are also on offer for the Kindle at the moment for only $1.99 each!...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:36

How to Measure the Immeasurable

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The human mind has devised ways to measure many immeasurables. We now know the height of Everest and the depth of the deepest ocean. We know the distance between the earth and the moon, the sun, and distant stars, planets, and galaxies.

But no finite mind can adequately take the measure of sin or...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 16:00

The Perils of a Busy Life: My Story

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100 Huntley Street is Canada’s longest running daytime talk show.  A couple of months ago Kevin Sauls interviewed me on the program about living a grace-paced life in a burnout culture. It was broadcast last week and here’s the interview split into two short videos.

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 15:00

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How was Christ Administered in the Old Testament?Looks like the beginning of a helpful series.

“We believe that the saving work of Christ was truly administered or dispensed to the faithful in the Old Testament through the Promise of the Seed, the Promise of the Land, through...

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The Pregnancy Resource Center here in Grand Rapids is doing wonderful work to support, biblically counsel, and educate those who find themselves in crisis through unplanned pregnancy.

In their own words, “the Pregnancy Resource Center is a life-affirming, nonprofit ministry serving the local...

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