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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Micki and I finally made it to our last destination--Rome.  This was after two days of walking ourselves sore in Florence.

My disdain for Roman theology only grew after seeing paintings of Saint Francis supposedly receiving the stigmata, as well as the "Assumption of Mary" in the famous Uffizzi gallery in Florence.  Quite a place--despite

Monday, 28 September 2015 00:23

With the Saints in Milan on the Lord's Day

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I'm standing with Rev. Andrea Ferrari, pastor of the Chiesa Evangelica Riformata Filadelfia, a URCNA church plant in Milan.  What a joy to worship with brothers and sisters who love Christ and his saving work.

The church was full and pastor Ferrari shared the news with us of several promising church planting efforts in Italy and Romania.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 06:52

My DNA-Driven Family Reunion

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Urs Rothlisberger and I stand atop the "Rothlisberg," a small hill in Heimesbach near the city of Langnau-Im-Emmental, in the Canton of Bern.   We had never met, and had no idea whatsoever of any family ties until we both took DNA tests and got a match.  Urs and I share the exact same y-DNA, have a common ancester (Cunradt

Monday, 21 September 2015 03:21

The Communion of Saints

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My wife and I were privileged to experience the communion of saints in a unique and wonderful way.  On the Lord's Day we worshiped with the saints of the Independent Evangelical and Reformed Church in Heidelberg.  I preached on 1 John 2:18-27, "antichrist is coming" as the capstone to our series on eschatology.  We sang psalms and

Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:16

Luther, Ursinus, Olevianus

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During our walking tour of Heidelberg, led by Rev. Sebastian Heck, we stood on the spot where Martin Luther gave his famous "Heidelberg Disputation" (in April of 1518) while speaking at the Augustinian Cloister in the city.  It was one of Luther's first public discourses.  Luther spoke on human sinfulness and the bondage of the

Friday, 18 September 2015 13:34

A Very Pleasant Surprise . . .

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The members of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche surprised me with a German edition of my book, A Case for Amillennialism.

The translation was done by one of the church members and approved by the publisher (Baker Books).  The German title means "Dispute Over the Millennium."

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:49

Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology Begins

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 We arrived safely in Heideberg and met a wonderful group of like-minded Reformed folk.  The photo on the left is the conference banner, and the other photo is of me making my introductory remarks with Jorg Muller, the conference translator.

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Monday, 14 September 2015 09:44

Our European Adventure

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Our first stop is Heidelberg, where I am speaking at the 2015 Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology (you can find info on the annual conference here:  Heidelberg Conference 2015).

I will also be preaching at theSelbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche (the Independent EvangelicalReformed Church) on the Lord's Day (Sunday,

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the fourteenth in a series of sermons on Ezra-Nehemiah:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Saturday, 12 September 2015 08:59

The Lion of Princeton Is About to Ship!

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Just got word from Lexham Press that my new book, The Lion of Princeton is about to begin shipping.

To order now, go here:  Lion of Princeton

For more information on this study, go here:   The Lion of Princeton -- Preview and endorsements

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Monday, 07 September 2015 14:21

"You Are Not of the World' -- John 15:18-16:4a

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The Forty-Eighth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Why do non-Christians dislike Christianity and Christians so much?  No doubt, we ask for and deserve much of the world’s scorn because some Christians do stupid things, and then feel good that the world “hates” them.  Then, there are many Christians who

Sunday, 06 September 2015 15:16

"They Consecrated It" -- Nehemiah 3:1-32

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the thirteenth in our series on Ezra-Nehemiah.

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:08

"I Am the True Vine" -- John 15:1-17

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The Forty-Seventh in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Their time together is apparently over.  Jesus has ended the Passover celebration, he has revealed to his disciples that he is leaving them, and he has told them that he will send the “Helper” to be with them after he departs.  Then he pronounced his word of

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon

Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:37

The Impact of Religion on the Civil War

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From Allen Guelzo's recent essay in  Did Religion Make the Civil War Worse? in The Atlantic.

If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of the Civil War sesquicentennial, it’s the folly of a nation allowing itself to be dragged into the war in the first place. After all, from 1861 to 1865 the nation

The Forty-Sixth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Every Jew confessed the famous words of the Shema–“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”  Yet when Jesus began his messianic mission he identified himself as a divine figure (the Son of Man), and in John 8:58 declared himself to be one with

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Nehemiah's prayer, from Nehemiah 1:1-11

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Forty-Fifth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

As the Upper Room discourse continues to unfold in John 14, Jesus tells his disciples that he is going away, and that he will prepare a place for them.  The disciples are confused by Jesus’ words, and several of them have questions for Jesus.  Thomas wants to know the way

Here is the audio from Rev. Compton's Sunday sermon at Christ Reformed.

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Forty-Fourth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Jesus is about to depart from his disciples and return to his Father.  But there is much for Jesus to reveal to them before the Passover celebration comes to an end, when Jesus leads the disciples to an olive grove known as the Garden of Gethsemane, where he is arrested, and then

David McWilliams' commentary on Hebrews is now available.  Lectio Continua on Hebrews

This is the third volume in series, along with J.V. Fesko's Lectio Continua on Galatians, and my volume, Lectio Continua on First Corinthians

Here are the endorsements:

This promises to be a great resource for churches seeking to know the Word of God more

Saturday, 08 August 2015 10:30

Pictures from the White Horse Inn Weekend

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The 2015 White Horse Inn Weekend in Pasadena was a great success. It is always nice to make new friends and visit with old ones.

The pictures above are of me lecturing on "False Jesuses," one of our recording sessions (with Nancy Guthrie and Mrs. Riddleblogger lurking in the back), Dr. Rod Rosenbladt on the person and work of Jesus, Dr. W. Robert

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