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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Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:58

Why You Can Trust Your English Bible

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November 16, 2017 by: Greg Gilbertimage

Copies of Copies of Copies?

When I was in high school and college, I took a few foreign language courses. My favorite by far was Spanish, and though this won’t sound impressive to you real scholars out there, by the end of it all I had spent four...

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November 16, 2017 by: Peter J. Williamsimage

A Good Ambition

Every pastor who can should study the Bible in its original languages. That does not mean every pastor should become a language expert or feel guilty about one more thing in an already punishing schedule. What I mean is that, within the...

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November 16, 2017 by: Crossway

Back to the Source

Modern Christians are privileged to live in a day with many reliable English Bible translations. Even though we no longer have the biblical writers' original manuscripts, we can have confidence that the Bibles that we hold in our hands are...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:00

A Marvel More Fascinating Than Your iPhone

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November 15, 2017 by: Douglas D. Axe

More Complex Than an iPhone

We look at something like an iPhone and recognize it as a technological marvel. It’s far beyond things of yesteryear that were technological marvels in their day. You look at a steam engine and recognize that it’s...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:00

What Is Theistic Evolution?

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November 14, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

Evolution as Change Over Time

Theistic evolution actually can be a number of different distinct ideas because the term evolution can have a number of distinct definitions. If you think of the most basic definition of evolution as just being change over...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:00

5 Ways to Use an Illuminated Bible

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November 14, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Simple Suggestions for Engaging with God's Word

This month, we introduced the ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition. This unique Bible pays homage to the long history of illuminated manuscripts (a practice that dates back to the 5th century) in addition...

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November 13, 2017 by: Crossway

Where Do We Come From?

The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church.

Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:00

How to Cultivate a Culture of Adoption

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November 12, 2017 by: Russell D. Mooreimage

More Than an Interest Group

The church is the transnational, transgenerational body of Christ, the redeemed of all of the ages. But the church expresses itself in this age in local, palpable gatherings of believers in covenant with one another. When I...

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November 12, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Be Proactive and Maintain Focus

Here's how you can survive Christmas as a family and not have your focus completely taken away: start early. Don't wait until December 15th. Start talking about the fact that Christmas is coming and what this time of the...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Atonement in the Bible

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November 11, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Salvation: Atonement

“If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.” —Numbers 35:30

In Numbers 35, the second generation of...

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November 10, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Focus on the Gospel and Read Scripture

If you're a husband and wife and you want to have some kind of gospel incarnation sanity during Christmas, you're just going to have to be intentional. Nothing in the surrounding culture is going to reinforce...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:09

A New Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp

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November 09, 2017 by: Crossway

Reclaiming the Wonder of Christmas

Every time the Christmas season comes around, we look forward to putting up a tree, giving and receiving gifts, and participating in other traditions that make this wonderful time of year so special. But sometimes the most...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:00

4 Ways Youth Leaders Can Help Parents

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November 08, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Help Parents Communicate with Their Kids

Most youth pastors are young when they start, so it makes sense that they may be intimidated by parents, lacking the confidence that they can actually invest in parents. It’s important for a young youth pastor...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:00

3 Ways Youth Leaders Can Help Parents

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November 08, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Help Parents Communicate with Their Kids

Most youth pastors are young when they start, so it makes sense that they may be intimidated by parents, lacking the confidence that they can actually invest in parents. It’s important for a young youth pastor...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

Peace: A 7-Day Reading Plan

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November 07, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Where Do You Go for Real Peace?

In the midst of a world that often seems out of control, we often long for peace—peace in personal lives, in our communities, and in our world at large.

As Andy Farmer writes in Real Peace: What We Long for and Where to...

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November 06, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

What Is Illumination?

The practice of illumination—adding decoration to book manuscripts—dates back to the early fifth century and continued into the Middle Ages, when scribes, monks, and other artists used richly colored pigments as well as gold...

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November 06, 2017 by: Crossway

Read. Meditate. Create.

The ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 21:00

The Doctrine of Christ's Return in the Bible

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November 05, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The End Times: Christ's Return

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey,...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 21:00

How to Pray This Thanksgiving

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November 04, 2017 by:image

Rich in grace

Lord, as I sit down at a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank you for your goodness to me.

Thank you for meeting my needs every day—for food and shelter and clothing, and for the many extras you provide that I so often take for granted.

Thank...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 00:40

Introducing Our New Articles Homepage

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November 03, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

An Exciting Update

Today we're excited to launch our brand-new articles homepage.

Our goal with this redesign was to make it easier to find articles that will be interesting and helpful to you in your walk with Christ, whether you're visiting on a desktop...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:00

Help! I Have a Problem with My Pastor

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November 02, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Be Committed to the Church, Not the Pastor

I think it's really important that we don't make church only about the lead pastor and the preaching. It can be really unhealthy to build a church around a personality or a celebrity pastor, because what happens...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:00

Caregiving Is a Stewardship of Grace

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November 01, 2017 by: Gloria Furmanimage

Meeting the Deepest Need

I know it is easy to look at someone who requires your help and to see only their felt need. You may feel as though the resources your friend needs are physical and that his demands on you are physical (energy, time, money, etc.)....

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Monday, 30 October 2017 21:00

5 Passages to Read on Reformation Day

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October 31, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Galatians 2:16-21

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law...

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October 31, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Establishing Authority

If you look at the Reformation, you have to see the content—the teachings of the Reformers. There were really two emphases: the formal principle of the Reformation and the material principle.

The formal principle is sola...

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October 30, 2017 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

1. Luther's motivation was his search for God.

Luther is often presented as the man who stood up against all kinds of abuses in the Roman Catholic Church. And so he did. But this was not his main concern—this was not his primary drive.

Luther...

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