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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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 02:45

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The Church is Not a Drive-Through Restaurant – “Paul describes the unity and diversity of gifts in the body of Christ by saying: ‘Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are


A letter of Wholesome Counsel

Addressed to His Brethren in Scotland

(Or “What To Do when there is no good church to attend in your local area.”) originally published in 1556

by

John Knox

“Give me Scotland, else I die.”

In the spring of 1556, while Knox was still in Scotland, he reviewed letters from the church of English

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:45

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9 Things You Should Know About Global Persecution of Christians (2015 Edition) – “Last week the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2014. A major concern addressed in this year’s report is the violent opposition to

Monday, 19 October 2015 02:45

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Tattoos and Skin Deep Hermeneutics – “It used to be easy for Christians to formulate an opinion about tattoos. Sailors had them. And some prisoners. Other than corpsmen and convicts the only ink you saw in church was on the page. This is not a pointed

Friday, 09 October 2015 02:45

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A Plea for Christian Parents to not be Idiots – “Recently on Facebook, I read this screaming head line, Mom’s Angry Note to Teacher About Islam Assignment Goes Viral. It links to a story about a hysterical mother in Bakersfield, CA, (about a 90

Thursday, 08 October 2015 02:45

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J. I. Packer on Why Annihilationism is Wrong – “The doctrine of hell is the most difficult aspect of the Christian faith for many people. It is for me. I feel acutely the unremitting sadness of this doctrine. But to be a Christian is—at the very least—to

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 02:45

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Joys of the Local Church – “It’s easy to be drained of joy these days. All you have to do is exist.  But for God’s people, there is joy that is to be regularly had. One of the preeminent places for that is in a biblical local church. None of us

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:30

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Series: Best Book In the Bible
Every Christian knows the importance of reading their Bible, but many are overwhelmed with the task of devouring such a monstrous book! Often times, when Christians lose steam in their yearly reading plans, they can become frustrated and feel defeated. It is for this reason that individual book studies can be a
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 02:45

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Is Bibliolatry the Real Danger? – “Which poses the bigger risk of idolatry–a high view of the Bible that sees Jesus submitting to the Scriptures or a low view of Scripture that sees Jesus standing apart from the Scriptures? Some Christians fear that if they

Monday, 05 October 2015 02:45

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What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ? – “The exhortation to “abide” has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete

Friday, 02 October 2015 02:45

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I Was Hurt By the Church. How Can I Re-Engage? – “Quite a few times, I felt betrayed and ostracized by the community I was in due to some of the drama that happened. It is hard for me to get involved into a new community given the fact that I’ve felt let down.

Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:00

A Word to (Some) of My (Fellow) Internet Calvinists Featured

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I’ve wrestled with how to say what I’m about to say for close to a year and a half. If there is one group of people who generally fail at self-criticism, it would probably be Reformed folks. Even now, I’m sure some people are preparing their copies of The Institutes of the Christian Religion to launch at me in a manner consistent

Thursday, 01 October 2015 02:45

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Michael Horton on Rick Warren, Modern Reformation, and Desiring God – “It is not our usual course at Modern Reformation or White Horse Inn to comment on the invitations of other organizations for their conferences. However, we’re starting to receive questions

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 02:45

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Can You Reject Biblical Inerrancy and Still Be a Faithful Mentor? – “This article is not so much about methods of mentoring as it is about the consequences of mentoring. Mentoring has at its core that of training disciples for the glory of Jesus Christ. When

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 02:45

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Accidental Saints – “I read it because it was on the New York Times list of bestsellers. That is not only a significant accomplishment for an author but an indication that her work resonates with a wide audience. So I read the book. And, oh my.”

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Monday, 28 September 2015 02:45

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Of super blood moons and blaspheming the Lord – “So the world didn’t come to an end last night. Jesus didn’t return. Armageddon didn’t begin. (But you already knew that, didn’t you?) The doomsday prophets were

Saturday, 26 September 2015 04:00

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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven J. Lawson (Reformation Trust, 2012).

One of the great encouragements in the Christian life is the reading of biography. There’s something about seeing God’s fingerprint on the life of a faithful believer that gives us the sense of the sovereignty and providence of the Lord.  Many

Friday, 25 September 2015 02:45

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Celebrate the “extraordinary” AND “ordinary” testimonies – “One of the best things to hear in a worship gathering is a story of how God is working in another’s life. About once a month or so, our church has a member of the congregation

Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:00

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“Well, I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically — delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things, just marked when they’re born. That, to me, is the greatest sin that people can commit.”

Thursday, 24 September 2015 02:45

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Why Evangelicals and Catholics Cannot be “Together” – “As the evangelical world in America seems rather excited about the Pope’s visit, I can’t help but remember how I felt when I discovered the Evangelicals and Catholics Together document (EC

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:00

Book Review: ‘Premillennialism’ by Michael J. Vlach Featured

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Eschatology suffers from two unfortunate quagmires: one is the struggle for relevance, the other is the issue of suffering violence due to straw men arguments. Often, eschatological positions are misrepresented so poorly, and ad hominem attacks levied so fiercely, that many in the church simply step aside and refuse to engage, citing a lack of

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 02:45

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Is Capitalism UnChristian? – “I’m not interesting in commenting on the specifics of either party’s job plan. There are, no doubt, many good ideas that could help the economy and many bad ideas to avoid. I’ll let you decide which are which.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 02:45

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Adoption Mirrors God’s Love for Us – “What do I say to Christians to waken them to the importance of adoption and foster care? Well, I think there is a holistic way of approaching this that we vitally need. It really begins with looking at the full gospel

Monday, 21 September 2015 04:00

95 [Twitter] Theses: Biblical Prescriptions for Engaging Online Featured

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There is a strange phenomenon that exists where Christians forget that they’re Christians the moment they login to social media. While this is certainly true of all venues, it is painfully true of Twitter. The very nature of Twitter lends itself to sharp, fast-paced banter; pithy statements and stinging comebacks. No doubt, Twitter was
Monday, 21 September 2015 02:45

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3 Objections to the Doctrine of Election – “The doctrine of election—that those who freely come to God are those whom God has freely chosen—is easy to understand, and clearly taught in God’s Word, but it is not easy to accept. It has given