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, 19 July 2017 17:30

The 5 C’s of Preaching

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imageWhat are the basic elements of biblical preaching?

How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply giving a religious or spiritual lecture?

While I think gospel-centered expository proclamation is the best approach to fulfilling the biblical call to...

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We were excited today to announce the addition of three new faculty roles:

Matthew Barrett, who has served since 2015 as lecturer and tutor of systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London, will serve MBTS as Associate Professor in Christian Theology....

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:00

The 5 C’s of Preaching

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imageWhat are the basic elements of biblical preaching?

How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply giving a religious or spiritual lecture?

While I think gospel-centered expository proclamation is the best approach to fulfilling the biblical call to preach, this exercise...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:25

Where I’ll Be, Fall 2017

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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.

August 7-8The Normal Pastor Conference. Orlando, FL. I’m really...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:00

Where I’ll Be, Fall 2017

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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.

August 7-8The Normal Pastor Conference. Orlando, FL. I’m really excited about this! It’s...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:25

How Many More Petersons Are Out There?

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imageIt was the "yes" heard 'round the evangelical Twittersphere, at least for the day. In an interview with Religious New Service's Jonathan Merritt published yesterday, evangelical stalwart Eugene Peterson professed what appeared to be a reversal of his views of homosexual...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:00

How Many More Petersons Are Out There?

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imageIt was the “yes” heard ‘round the evangelical Twittersphere, at least for the day. In an interview with Religious New Service’s Jonathan Merritt published yesterday, evangelical stalwart Eugene Peterson professed what appeared to be a reversal of his views of homosexual...

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Let me take another opportunity to encourage all of you pastors and ministry leaders out there to register for the Normal Pastor Conference being held this August 7-8 in Orlando, Florida. The early bird rate of $50 ends tomorrow, Friday the 7th. After that, the price will...

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Let me take another opportunity to encourage all of you pastors and ministry leaders out there to register for the Normal Pastor Conference being held this August 7-8 in Orlando, Florida. The early bird rate of $50 ends tomorrow, Friday the 7th. After that, the price will jump.

Sponsored by the Chris...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:30

Why Discipleship Matters

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At the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, I was honored to share the stage with a few other men at Midwestern Seminary‘s annual For The Church micro-conference. We each got 8 minutes to speak to a specific issue related to the church and to church ministry. I took...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:00

Why Discipleship Matters

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At the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, I was honored to share the stage with a few other men at Midwestern Seminary‘s annual For The Church micro-conference. We each got 8 minutes to speak to a specific issue related to the church and to church ministry. I took 10, I’m sorry to say...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 17:30

The Apostate’s Creed

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The Apostate’s Creed

I often believe in god, the life-force friendly observer of heaven and earth.

I believe in a Jesus Christ, our good example who might have been conceived by the Holy Spirit, if you go for that sort of thing, born of the Virgin Mary, victimized by...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 14:00

The Apostate’s Creed

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The Apostate’s Creed

I often believe in god, the life-force friendly observer of heaven and earth.

I believe in a Jesus Christ, our good example who might have been conceived by the Holy Spirit, if you go for that sort of thing, born of the Virgin Mary, victimized by the government, was...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:00

20 Quotes from *The Imperfect Disciple*

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The Imperfect Disciple debuted a month ago, and I’ve been keeping an eye on what lines seem to resonate the most with readers, at least according to what I’ve been able to seen on social media. Below are 20 quotables from the book that seem to have landed well...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:00

20 Quotes from *The Imperfect Disciple*

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The Imperfect Disciple debuted a month ago, and I’ve been keeping an eye on what lines seem to resonate the most with readers, at least according to what I’ve been able to seen on social media. Below are 20 quotables from the book that seem to have landed well with others. Maybe they...

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A little something I shot for TGC: Why preaching pastors should know people in their congregation as much as possible.

Why Is It Important for Pastors to Personally Know the People in Their Congregation? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Authors: Jared C. Wilson...

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A little something I shot for TGC: Why preaching pastors should know people in their congregation as much as possible.

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Why Is It Important for Pastors to Personally Know the People in Their Congregation? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:00

Living in a Big Shadow

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In the latest installment of the For The Church Podcast, I spoke with Barnabas Piper, Marketing Manager for B&H Academic, co-host of The Happy Rant and The 5 Leadership Questions podcasts, and author of books like The Curious Christian and The Pastor’s Kid....

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:00

Living in a Big Shadow

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In the latest installment of the For The Church Podcast, I spoke with Barnabas Piper, Marketing Manager for B&H Academic, co-host of The Happy Rant and The 5 Leadership Questions podcasts, and author of books like The Curious Christian and The Pastor’s Kid. Topics of discussion include:

Why...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 19:51

I Am the Center of the Universe

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image This week I am having to drop my daughter off for a summer class in the morning. This has put me in the office 2 hours later than I usually arrive, and this morning as I was waiting for my coffee at Starbucks I could not believe how slow everyone was moving, as if they...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 14:00

I Am the Center of the Universe

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image This week I am having to drop my daughter off for a summer class in the morning. This has put me in the office 2 hours later than I usually arrive, and this morning as I was waiting for my coffee at Starbucks — rush, rush, rush — I could not believe how slow everyone was moving, as if...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:00

I Hope I Die Before I Get Old

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imageRose: “Don’t be worried, Mr. Allnut. Allnut: “Oh, I ain’t worried, miss. I gave myself up for dead back when we started.”– from the film The African Queen

I previously pastored a church in the midst of a sizable population of the elderly. And while our church had...

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A little something I shot for TGC, with a helpful (in my opinion) entry-point for evangelistic conversations.

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What’s Compelling about Christianity to Non-Believers? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Expanded thoughts in my book Unparalleled: How...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:00

David Brainerd’s Gospel Wakefulness

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From Robert Caldwell’s Theologies of the American Revivalists:

“In 1739, Brainerd, the future missionary to Native Americans, grew concerned over his soul’s eternal destiny and began to seek God. After several months of employing the means of grace, he came under a deep sense of...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:00

Division Begins With the Departure from the Truth

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Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? — Amos 3:3

Christians who affirm the normative, traditional, historical, orthodox view of the Bible’s teaching on various sins are always accused of being divisive when in sticking to their affirmations they must disassociate with...

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