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

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Monday, 04 February 2019 00:57

Zeal ≠ Discernment

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I owe some people an apology. Unfortunately, I am fairly certain that none, or at least very few, of those people will ever see this post and there is no way for me to reach out to them personally. Nevertheless, in the hope that one day they might read this, and in the further hope that this post...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 00:42

Zeal ≠ Discernment

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imageI owe some people an apology. Unfortunately, I am fairly certain that none, or at least very few, of those people will ever see this post and there is no way for me to reach out to them personally. Nevertheless, in the hope that one day they might read this, and in the further hope that this post...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 07:42

Equipping Eve: Biblical Womanhood

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imageErin tends to cringe when she hears the phrase “biblical womanhood.” That’s because so many of the sermons, studies, and books with this theme seem to lead to checklists and a works-based mentality. When talking about biblical womanhood—or manhood, for that matter—we must start with a proper a found...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 00:15

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHow Firm a Foundation

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Friday, 01 February 2019 07:55

This 'n' That

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imageBefore I crawl into bed at night—and definitely before I turn out the light—I look at my pillow. Both sides. Yes, maybe it's a bit OCD of me, but it's a habit that started more than 15 years ago, and it is one that I will never abandon. On that fateful night all those years ago, something awakened...

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Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:25

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageJoyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

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Friday, 25 January 2019 06:45

This 'n' That

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imageThese days, it's easy to fool ourselves into thinking that people care about our opinion about every little thing. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, and yes, even blogs, has given everyone a platform. Most of the time that's okay; opinions are relatively innocuous, after all. But as Christians,...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 05:40

This 'n' That

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imageI wasn't very curious as a child. I tended to be very observant, but quietly so. I think I just collected all those observations, storing them for pondering at a later time. That's why, today, I find myself asking random, usually unimportant questions. Perhaps it is the advent of Google, and the...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMore Love to Thee

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 03:41

This 'n' That

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imageSo far, 2019 has been...exhausting. The only reason I'm still giving it a chance is because, well, I have no choice. At least we're finally expecting some snow around here this weekend. I always hope to experience at least one snowfall each winter. There's something so serene about a blanket of...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageLove Divine, All Loves Excelling

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 02:57

This 'n' That

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imageSome of us may feel that this illustrates our lives as 2019 begins. Take heart, our God is sovereign! Welcome to your first This 'n' That of 2019! Unfortunately, I have nothing overly exciting to commemorate the occasion, but I do hope that you all had a joyful new year celebration, thanking the...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 21:46

Charles Spurgeon on the New Year

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imageWe ought not, as men in Christ Jesus, to be carried away by a childish love of novelty, for we worship a God who is ever the same, and of whose years there is no end. In some matters "the old is better." There are certain things which are already so truly new, that to change them for...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 21:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageJoy to the World

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Friday, 28 December 2018 00:46

This 'n' That

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imageWell, another Christmas has come and gone. Around here, the holiday was fairly quiet, which is exactly how we like it. I hope yours was a time of joy and celebration in remembrance of our Lord's incarnation. Now we march forward to 2019. January always brings with it a newfound sense of optimism....

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Monday, 24 December 2018 22:38

Merry Christmas!

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imageWishing you a very merry Christmas!

Authors: EBenz...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 21:21

For Unto Us a Child Is Born

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imageFor a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Advent Praise

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imageNow in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:29

Equipping Eve: Joy to the World

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imageIt's Christmastime, which means we’re celebrating the first advent of Christ. But the fact that there’s a “first” advent implies a second, and that event—the second coming of Christ—is something all Christians should be eagerly anticipating! Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve and...

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image*This is a repost of an article originally published on 21 December 2017. The memory plays in my mind with brilliant clarity. It's too vivid, really, and I'd much prefer the scene to be a bit more muddled, but I am powerless to change that. December 21, 2002. Sixteen years ago. Seventeen...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 00:31

This 'n' That

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imageChristmas is almost here. Hard to believe, isn't it? In the busyness of the season, it's easy for us to lose sight of what we are truly celebrating, namely the incarnation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And in the midst of that, it's easy to further forget how much more we have to look...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Advent Praise

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imageNow at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice a...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageSource Does anyone else remember what it used to mean to plan to see a movie? It meant arriving at the theater about 30 minutes early, buying your tickets, and then entering the theater and selecting your seat. Well, in case you haven't been to a movie in several years, consider this your friendly...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Advent Praise

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imageNow in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 01:53

This 'n' That

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imageI really enjoy focusing on Advent. I've never understood why so many churches shun recognition of this season leading up to the celebration of the incarnation of our Lord. It seems, in their effort to not be like the mainline denominations, they've essentially ended up being Amish, forgoing...

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