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

Justin Taylor - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:15

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)

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Presbyterian minister R.C. Sproul, one of the most influential popularizers of Reformed theology spanning the late 20th and early 21st centuries, entered into the joy of his Lord and Savior on December 14, 2017, following complications from emphysema. He was 78 years old.

Because he preached the...

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I’ve long been a fan of  The Legacy, a ministry that “exists to equip disciples of Christ to make disciples for Christ.”

We train young, urban adults to develop life-on-life relationships through holistic discipleship.

At conferences and...

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Kudos to Matt Anderson and Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas, who are throwing a community barbecue for the family members of inmates at the McLennan County jail—and inviting local law enforcement officers to help with the serving.

To raise the funds to pull this off, they need...

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I love this article by David Powlison: “Does the Shoe Fit?” (Journal of Biblical Counseling [Spring 2002]: 2-14).

Here is how it begins:

Critics are God’s instruments. I don’t like to be criticized. You don’t like to be criticized. Nobody likes to be criticized.

But,...

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In 1981, the Oscar-Award-winning Chariots of Fire recounted the true story of Eric Liddell (1902–1945), who refused to run in the heats for the 100 metre race during the 1924 Summer Olympics because they were held on a Sunday, which would have violated his Christian faith. Liddell ended...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:03

Do the Next Thing

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Years ago, Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) popularized an old poem—the commonsense simplicity and clarity of which have encouraged many anxious and weary saints.

From an old English parsonage down by the sea There came in the twilight a message to me; Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven,...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:34

Do the Next Thing

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Years ago, Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) popularized an old poem—the commonsense simplicity and clarity of which have encouraged many anxious and weary saints.

From an old English parsonage down by the sea There came in the twilight a message to me; Its quaint...

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Alan Jacobs, distinguished professor of the humanities in the honors program at Baylor University, has just published a book entitled How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.

This morning the Wall Street Journal published an excerpt adapted from the book, asking “Can...

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Alan Jacobs, distinguished professor of the humanities in the honors program at Baylor University, has just published a book entitled How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.

This morning the Wall Street Journal published an excerpt adapted from the...

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Science fiction writer Patrick Tomlinson recently proffered what he took to be a drop-the-mic thought experiment, revealing that while pro-lifers say ”life begins at conception” they don’t really believe this is true.

His argument begins...

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Science fiction writer Patrick Tomlinson recently proffered what he took to be a drop-the-mic thought experiment, revealing that while pro-lifers say “life begins at conception” they don’t really believe this is true.

His argument begins as follows:

It's a simple...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:30

Why Does Scripture Say that “God Is Light”?

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This talk by Fred Sanders—on the theology of the Trinity in 1 John—reminds me of what a thoughtful and creative pedagogue he is.

Sanders, professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, is the author of The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 03:16

Why Does Scripture Say that “God Is Light”?

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This talk by Fred Sanders—on the theology of the Trinity in 1 John—reminds me of what a thoughtful and creative pedagogue he is.

Sanders, professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, is the author of The Deep Things of God:...

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I’ve recently blogged about why God is magnified through ethnic diversity, along with why diversity is both more important and less important than you might have thought (and why diversity in the local church is more, if not less, than ethnic diversity).

Over at...

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I’ve recently blogged about why God is magnified through ethnic diversity, along with why diversity is both more important and less important than you might have thought (and why diversity in the local church is more, if not less, than ethnic diversity).

Over at Desiring God, Greg Morse...

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Ethnic diversity is at the heart of God’s eternal design. As John Piper argues, God gets greater glory and we get greater joy from seeing a multiplicity of peoples won to worship.

In The Compelling Community, Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop have a chapter tucked...

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Ethnic diversity is at the heart of God’s eternal design. As John Piper argues, God gets greater glory and we get greater joy from seeing a multiplicity of peoples won to worship.

In The Compelling Community, Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop have a chapter tucked in there about diversity...

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image One day, in the new heavens and the new earth, God’s diverse redeemed peoples—a great multitude so large it cannot be counted—will sing a new song together in unison:

Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,

for you were slain,

and by...

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image One day, in the new heavens and the new earth, God’s diverse redeemed peoples—a great multitude so large it cannot be counted—will sing a new song together in unison:

Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,

for you were slain,

and by your blood you ransomed...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 19:03

Reading the Rule of St. Benedict for Today

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image The Rule of St. Benedict (regula Benedicti) was written by Benedict (c. AD 480-547) as a rule for communal life under the order of an abbot (the head of the abbey).

For fifteen centuries, it has served as a leading guide for balanced monastic living. And these days,...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 14:00

Reading the Rule of St. Benedict for Today

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image The Rule of St. Benedict (regula Benedicti) was written by Benedict (c. AD 480-547) as a rule for communal life under the order of an abbot (the head of the abbey).

For fifteen centuries, it has served as a leading guide for balanced monastic living. And these days, Benedict is making a comeback,...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:02

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Nabeel Qureshi, age 34, entered into the joy of his master, Jesus Christ, after enduring a yearlong battle with cancer.

Islam Was All

Nabeel was born in California as a U.S. citizen to Pakistani immigrants who fled religious persecution at the...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 14:00

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Nabeel Qureshi, age 34, entered into the joy of his master, Jesus Christ, after enduring a yearlong battle with cancer.

Islam Was All

Nabeel was born in California as a U.S. citizen to Pakistani immigrants who fled religious persecution at the hands of fellow Muslims....

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In Pilgrim Theology, the concise, lay-level version of Michael Horton’s Systematic Theology, Horton explains the four coordinates of the compass for integrating faith and practice as pilgrims seeking to glorify God:

All of our faith and practice arise out of the dr...

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In Pilgrim Theology, the concise, lay-level version of Michael Horton’s Systematic Theology, Horton explains the four coordinates of the compass for integrating faith and practice as pilgrims seeking to glorify God:

All of our faith and practice arise out of the drama of Scripture, the...

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