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

Wit's End - Apologetic Report
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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m interviewing Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre about their new book,True Feelings: God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions.(Tony Reinke just...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 18:00

An Advent Resource You Don’t Want to Miss

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During the Christmas season, I often find myself rushing here and there, trying so hard to enjoy everything, that I can end up missing the most important thing: spending time with Jesus. And, yet, that’s exactly why he came as Immanuel—God is with us. So, I’m always on the hunt...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 18:00

A Beautiful Table and a Bitter Heart

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I think it started when I peeked in the oven. One glance revealed blackened bread and an inner dialogue quietly simmered in my mind, overflowing into what I call “counting my bitters”:

I can’t believe I burned the special cinnamon chip toast.I was distracted because I was also...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 18:00

How Do I Grow Spiritually?

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This morning, I noticed the plant on my side table looked a little worse for wear. After watering it, I set it by the sink window to enjoy a bit of sunlight. A few hours later, the once-drooping leaves revitalized and the entire plant reached toward the sunlight streaming through the window. ...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 18:00

When the Darkness Overwhelms

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This article is a guest post from Quina Aragon.

Disheartening conversations. Division within the Body of Christ. Fear for my husband’s safety as he drives. Family members facing heart-wrenching trials. Friends suffering physically, emotionally, spiritually. Strained relationships. And those...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:00

Three Questions: Gratitude

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I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it’s difficult to take time to still our minds and follow Paul’s simple instruction to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Tim. 4:16).

Jesus also instructed his disciples,...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:55

Ministering to Women in a #MeToo World

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The following article is a guest post from Amy Gannett.

Her hands shook even as she clenched them in her lap, and her speech was studded with obvious uncertainty. Though she sat only inches from me on my living room couch, she was a world away, tucked behind walls of self-protection and shame....

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Monday, 23 October 2017 15:00

Ministering to Women in a #MeToo World

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

The following article is a guest post from Amy Gannett.

imageHer hands shook even as she clenched them in her lap, and her speech was studded with obvious uncertainty. Though she sat only inches from me on my living room couch, she was a world away, tucked behind walls of...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Christina Fox

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m interviewing my friend Christina Fox about her newest book, Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendship to Flourish. ...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 14:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Christina Fox

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m interviewing my friend Christina Fox about her newest book, Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendship to Flourish. Her book is a...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:00

Life in the Shadow of Death

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

Monday morning I woke to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. In the midst of the horror, pundits on both sides have already begun discussing solutions (and casting blame) for the problem. Do we need more law...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 15:00

Jesus Is Better: An Invitation to Study Hebrews

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Last year was the first time in almost 20 years that I wasn’t in a weekly Bible study. I have to admit, I got used to the extra hours in my week. It allowed me time to settle in to my new job as an editor at TGC, continue my work at my church, and...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 14:00

Jesus Is Better: An Invitation to Study Hebrews

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Last year was the first time in almost 20 years that I wasn’t in a weekly Bible study. I have to admit, I got used to the extra hours in my week. It allowed me time to settle in to my new job as an editor at TGC, continue my work at my church, and begin writing a new book....

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Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

Asking Better Questions in Small Group Discussions

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image There's a lot to be concerned about when leading a Bible study or small group. The group may be inconsistent in attendance. They may be slow to open up to one another. They might ask questions about the Bible that you don't know the answer to. But there's one...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 14:00

Asking Better Questions in Small-Group Discussions

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image There’s a lot to be concerned about when leading a Bible study or small group. The group may be inconsistent in attendance. They may be slow to open up to one another. They might ask questions about the Bible that you don’t know how to answer. But there’s one thing most...

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

imageI’m an educator at heart. When I taught high school, I loved watching light bulbs flick on as my students grasped a new concept. Many people consider lecturing the most important part of teaching. However, the more years I taught, the more I realized students...

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imageI’m an educator at heart. When I taught high school, I loved watching light bulbs flick on as my students grasped a new concept. Many people consider lecturing the most important part of teaching. However, the more years I taught, the more I realized students learned as much from my quest...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Trillia Newbell

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today’s interview with Trillia Newbell is about her new children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea. I can’t say enough how important this...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 14:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Trillia Newbell

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today’s interview with Trillia Newbell is about her new children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea. I can’t say enough how important this book is for both children...

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m over-the-top excited to share about a new book that comes out this Friday, GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 14:00

Sneak Peek Interview: GraceLaced’s Ruth Chou Simons

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m over-the-top excited to share about a new book that comes out this Friday, GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart by&nbs...

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

The following article is a guest post from Winfree Brisley:

image On Friday mornings, I have the privilege of gathering with women in my neighborhood for a Bible study. It's always a time of sweet fellowship and rich discussion, but a few months ago as I taught a lesson...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 14:00

Jesus Cleansed My Heart, But What About My Hair?

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The following article is a guest post from Winfree Brisley:

image On Friday mornings, I have the privilege of gathering with women in my neighborhood for a Bible study. It’s always a time of sweet fellowship and rich discussion, but a few months ago as I taught a lesson from Nancy DeMoss...

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about a new book from Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell, Hope When It Hurts. As women’s ministry coordinator...

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about a new book from Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell, Hope When It Hurts. As women’s ministry coordinator at my church,...

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