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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A beautiful introduction to Rosaria Butterfield’s new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Crossway, 2018).

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 23:38

The Most Misunderstood Poem in American Culture

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“I’ll bet not half a dozen people can tell who was hit and where he was hit by my Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost once wrote to his friend Louis Untermeyer.

David Orr, the poetry columnist for the New York Times Book Review, seeks to explain this in his book, The Road...

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 15:03

The Final Week of Jesus: Sunday (April 5, AD 33)

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Each day this week I’ve post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Sunday.

He is risen!

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version...

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Saturday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version of The...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:59

The Final Week of Jesus: Friday (April 3, AD 33)

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Friday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version of The...

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Thursday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version of The...

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Wednesday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version of The...

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Tuesday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the Kindle version of The...

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Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The two videos above are the entries for Palm Sunday and Monday.

For more information, including a day-by-day guide with the complete biblical text and commentary, you could pick up the...

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The Reformational doctrine of “vocation” has made a notable comeback—but (so far as I can tell) that hasn’t really carried over to our hymnody and the songs we listen to.

At New Covenant Bible Church (St Charles, IL), where I serve as an elder, we now regularly sing...

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Tucked away in a footnote to Mark Dever’s chapter in the book, Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant, ed. Tom Schreiner and Shawn Wright, there is an interesting footnote.

In the summer of 2001 pastors Mark Dever (SBC) and David Coffin (PCA) held a public conversation at...

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I love every single thing about this video of J. I. Packer (b. 1926) talking about weakness being God’s way of life for Christians, as expressed in his little book, Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength.

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 21:49

Billy Graham at His Wife’s Funeral in 2007

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The funeral service for Billy Graham (Friday, March 2, 2018) will be livestreamed today. (Coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET, and the service begins at 12 p.m. ET.)

Several years ago, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association put together a tribute video for Ruth Graham (1920–2007), featuring...

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The late Greg Bahnsen (1948–1995) wrote his dissertation under Dallas Willard at the University of Southern California offering “A Conditional Resolution of the Apparent Paradox of Self-Deception” (1978). (You can read it as a free ebook: “The Apologetical Implications...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 23:30

What Is the “Church”?

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Gregg Allison, professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, provides the following definition of the church his book, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church, Foundations of Evangelical Theology, ed. John Feinberg (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012),...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:09

An Interview with Billy Graham’s Best Biographer

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The 20th century’s most influential evangelist, Billy Graham, died on the morning of February 21, 2018, at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99 years old.

William Martin is the author of the best...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:00

Billy Graham (1918–2018)

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“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Today former gymnast Rachael Denhollander had 40 minutes to address the court—and her abuser—during the sentencing hearing of Larry Nasser, the former Team USA gymnastics doctor who molested her 16 years ago at his Michigan State University clinic.

What she said directly to the...

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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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