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

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Apologetic Report

In this article I will argue that Jesus has given believers a “key” that promises to help them glorify God in their families. It is a priority that is plainly spoken, but one that is easily missed when well-meaning Christians sinfully put their family above God. Though this...

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I remember right where I was—leading a Bible study in my living room. The conversation moved into the practice of church discipline. I had previously mentioned that “of course the goal of church discipline is always repentance.” What I meant was that we always want the...

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Higher education, while never a completely stagnate field, is experiencing what has been called a ‘flurry’ of changes in recent years, driven mainly by technology.[1] The technology of inexpensive computers, high speed internet, and high quality multimedia educational delivery systems...

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Friday, 12 May 2017 13:35

“Sacred Schizophrenia” — John Piper

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Authors: John Piper...

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Every missionary going to the field must make sure to take four men with him, and leave three others behind. Individualistic Western missionary candidates are often so self-sufficient and satisfy so much of their need for social interaction online that the idea of taking others with them is a new...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:09

What happens to babies when they die?

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Authors: Thomas R. Schreiner...

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Next week I will walk across the stage at Southern Seminary to receive my master’s degree. I’m 39 and went back to school well after I’d gotten married, had four children, and had engaged in a writing and ministry career.

I decided to go back to school not long after I began my...

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 Expectations are always high when it comes to short-term mission experiences. After all, the sometimes multi-year process of identifying where to go, who will go, and how they will get there usually comes to an exhausting, but successful conclusion, complete with video clips and jet-lagged...

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A series of recent and ongoing research studies are exploring the nature and extent of intellectual and ethical maturation among pre-ministry evangelical undergraduates at varying institutional types. This line of research represents the most in-depth analysis ever conducted among this population...

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Cal Ripken Junior became an extraordinary baseball player by doing an ordinary thing: he showed up for work. He did it again and again and again—a record 2,632 consecutive times. The hall-of-fame shortstop first appeared in the Baltimore Orioles starting lineup on May 30, 1982 in a game...

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“Papi, tú no dijiste nada acerca de torcerle los brazos a las personas” me dijo, e inmediatamente descubrí cuán peligroso puede ser crear una lista de reglas para tus hijos.[1]

El año que adoptamos a nuestra hija mayor, ella cursaba al primer grado de una...

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  1. EL EVANGELIO REMODELA LA PATERNIDAD AL PROVEERNOS CON UN PROPÓSITO QUE VA MÁS ALLÁ DE ESTA VIDA

Hace unos años, se hizo una encuesta a los padres acerca de lo que ellos consideran como exitoso en la paternidad. Las repuestas más populares de los padres fueron que...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 04:14

Why read aloud?

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Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do for them, and with them.

It makes a huge difference in their learning. Philosopher Adam Swift says, “The evidence shows the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:35

An Encouragement to Use Catechisms

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Many contemporaries have a deep-seated suspicion of catechisms. In our own Baptist denomination, many would consider the words “Baptist catechism” as mutually exclusive. A popular misconception is that catechisms are used in times and places where inadequate views of conversion...

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My first response was to reject family ministry as an utterly ridiculous and impractical idea in my context.

It took two years for the struggles of ministry and the work of the Spirit to change my mind.

“I Don’t See Any Way That This Could Work Here”

In 2002, I was called to oversee...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 22:59

How do you pray without ceasing?

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Authors: Don Whitney...

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I have the privilege of training worship leaders. This means I have the task of preparing musicians to lead their congregations in something that they will continue to do in eternity. Done well, this act should help teach people how to live in faith and to one day die with hope.

Leading a task that...

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Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: An Intermediate Grammar by Russell T. Fuller (Kregel Publications 2017, $64.99)

Regardless of the method you choose, learning Biblical Hebrew is hard. A massive amount of memorization, diligence, and patience are required to learn it well, and the student is exposed to...

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Monday, 01 May 2017 03:33

3 Questions with James K.A. Smith

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James K.A. Smith Professor of philosophy at Calvin College

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What would you call the primary shortcoming in Christian academic engagement?

In a lot of what passes for the Christian “academy,” I think we are still too ensconced in echo chambers and not really exposing ourselves to the real...

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There may be other Christians more committed to the discipline of Scripture memory than Pastor Andy Davis, but I’ve not met them.

But I do know Andy, and can tell you that he’s the real deal. Not only is he the most diligent memorizer of Scripture I’ve ever known, he’s also a...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

Ministry Marked by Mercy

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Authors: Larry Sykes, Jr.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

How do I avoid ministry burnout?

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Authors: Hershael York...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

A Call to Action

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Authors: Daniel S. Dumas

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