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

Jared C. Wilson - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:30

Recovering the Cure of Souls

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From my ministry vantage point at Midwestern Seminary and in getting to travel quite a bit and meet young and aspiring pastors around the world, I have been greatly encouraged by the increasing sense of what I can only call the “pastoral temperament” I sense among the younger...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 22:49

The Gospel-Shaped Pastor

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Pastors are a motley bunch of souls. We represent different personalities and tribes, different methodologies and styles, not to mention denominations, traditions, and theologies. But I’ve learned over the years that there is something very many of us all have in common — a profound...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:30

Where I’ll Be, Winter 2018

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Every now and then, for those who are interested, I share selections from my upcoming speaking dates. If you’re in any of these areas and able to attend, would be great to meet you.

January 21, 2018Christ Redeemer Church (at Sunapee). New London, NH. I’ll be preaching the 9...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:59

Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors

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When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?

These sorts of questions are not new, but they do seem more relevant than ever. While there are lots of articles out there on...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:34

Our Pastoral Residency Program Reading List

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Liberty Baptist Church recently launched our Pastoral Training Center, an 18-month residency program for men training for ministry. Currently 13 guys are working through the program, most of them students at Midwestern. These guys are getting a variety of degrees — BA, MDiv, MTS, PhD. Because...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:40

The Sinner Next Door and The Banality of Evil

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The New York Times unwittingly set off a firestorm recently with the publication of a piece by Richard Fausset on an allegedly very normal Ohio man named Tony Hovater who lives in a regular suburban neighborhood, shops at Trader Joe’s, eats at Applebee’s — oh, and also happens to...

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On this day in 1898 the world was given C. S. Lewis. (We lost him 54 years ago exactly one week previous from today.) Every year in this November week spanning Lewis’s day of departure and day of birth, I think of him even more fondly than I normally do. Perhaps no writer looms as largely...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:00

Pre-Order My New Book and Get Free Resources

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My new book Supernatural Power for Everyday People: Experiencing God’s Extraordinary Spirit in Your Ordinary Life releases from Thomas Nelson on January 23.

And right now Nelson has a great deal going for pre-order purchases. If you pre-order the book, you’ll get: – early access...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:37

This Theologically Orphaned Generation

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For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers . . . — 1 Corinthians 4:15a

Setting – November 1992, an evangelical church in the American South.

Concerned Voter: I don’t know. I can’t believe the American people elected this man.Unconcerned Voter:...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:03

The Attractional Church’s Trojan Rabbit

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Once upon a time, I tweeted: “At our church we want our music to be as good as it can be without having people come to our church because of it.” Some of the responses were rather telling. Some folks, as folks’re prone to do, apparently read what I didn’t write and asked me...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:30

The Attractional Church’s Trojan Rabbit

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Once upon a time, I tweeted: “At our church we want our music to be as good as it can be without having people come to our church because of it.” Some of the responses were rather telling. Some folks, as folks’re prone to do, apparently read what I...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:04

The Pastor and Sola Fide

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The hallmark of the Reformational tradition is perhaps this tenet of the Five Solas—sola fide, which means “faith alone.” This is the article upon which, Luther said, the church stands or falls. We are saved by God’s grace alone received by us through our faith alone (Eph....

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:30

The Pastor and Sola Fide

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imageThe hallmark of the Reformational tradition is perhaps this tenet of the Five Solas--sola fide, which means "faith alone." This is the article upon which, Luther said, the church stands or falls. We are saved by God's grace alone received by us through our faith alone...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 05:58

A Devotional Life Beyond the Quiet Time

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There are some parts of the Bible that sound great until I realize I don’t understand them much at all. Ephesians 5:18 is a prime example. Paul writes, “And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit.”

The “don’t get...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:30

A Devotional Life Beyond the Quiet Time

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There are some parts of the Bible that sound great until I realize I don't understand them much at all. Ephesians 5:18 is a prime example. Paul writes, "And don't get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit."

The "don't get drunk"...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 05:51

The Minister’s Legacy

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I had the great privilege of preaching on “The Minister’s Legacy” from 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 at this year’s For The Church National Conference held at Midwestern Seminary. I share the video of my message below in the hopes it may interest some.

All of the conference’s...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 20:39

The Minister’s Legacy

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I had the great privilege of preaching on “The Minister’s Legacy” from 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 at this year’s For The Church National Conference held at Midwestern Seminary. I share the video of my message below in the hopes it may interest some.

All...

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They can make or break your message. Or so we’re told. In the days of my youth, I did some time serving as a freelance pastoral research assistant, and I remember the high premium put on “killer illustrations.” One client I worked for only wanted sermon illustrations, pages and...

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imageSermon illustrations. They can make or break your message. Or so we’re told. In the days of my youth, I did some time serving as a freelance pastoral research assistant, and I remember the high premium put on “killer illustrations.” One client I worked...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 05:25

What Is God Saying About Las Vegas?

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I happened to be in Las Vegas this weekend during the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. I was actually sitting outside of my hotel (also a casino, as nearly all hotels are in that city) enjoying the cool desert night when my scrolling through Twitter alerted me to what was happening. It was an...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 20:31

What is God Saying About Las Vegas?

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imageI happened to be in Las Vegas this weekend during the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. I was actually sitting outside of my hotel (also a casino, as nearly all hotels are in that city) enjoying the cool desert night when my scrolling through Twitter alerted me to what...

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“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in him. If we say, ‘We have fellowship with him,’ and yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. If we walk in...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:00

On Getting ‘Un-dragoned’ By the Light of Christ

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“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in him. If we say, ‘We have fellowship with him,’ and yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. If we walk in the light as he himself is...

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imageNow set your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God.-- 1 Chron. 22:19

All sin is idolatry because every sin is an exercise in trust of something or someone other than the one true God to satisfy, fulfill, or bless. It is not difficult to see how violations of...

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imageNow set your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God.— 1 Chron. 22:19

All sin is idolatry because every sin is an exercise in trust of something or someone other than the one true God to satisfy, fulfill, or bless. It is not difficult to see how violations of commandments two through ten are...

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