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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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Scientism

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September 19, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Scientism is a philosophical thesis that comes in two forms.

Scientism is a position in philosophy, not science. The claims of scientism are assertions about science, not of science.

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Monday, 17 September 2018 21:00

Are Authority and Submission Inherently Flawed?

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September 18, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

The Great Dance

One of the beautiful things that C. S. Lewis describes both in his nonfiction essays and in novels like Perelandra is the beauty of the Great Dance.

The Great Dance is his way of talking about the patterning, ordering, structuring, and...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:00

The Biggest Detriment to Longevity in Ministry

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September 17, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

Ministry Like No Other

Jesus said it best in John 15:5: Apart from me you can do nothing. As a pastor, you either learn early to write that over the door of your heart or you don’t last long in ministry. It’s really just that simple. One...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:00

The Problem of Prayerlessness

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September 16, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwaimage

The Key to Effective Ministry

I have pastored two churches over the past decade, and I’ve been involved with networks, organizations, seminaries, collectives, and other groups of Christians. I’ve sat with visionary leaders who have churches...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 21:00

3 Battles Your Teen Faces Every Day

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September 15, 2018 by: Jaquelle Crowe

Challenges of the Teen Years

Being a teenager can be difficult. For one, you have tremendous cultural pressure coming from all sorts of directions: media, school, the internet. Young people are convinced that they need to do certain things, act a certain...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:00

9 Ways the New Earth Will Be More Glorious Than Eden

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September 14, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Better Than It Was

You and I were meant to enjoy an environment, a sense of purpose and satisfaction, and an intimacy with God and each other that is even better than Adam and Eve enjoyed in Eden. Eden had the seeds of the new creation, but all those...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:15

Introducing Crossway.org Church and Ministry Accounts

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September 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A New Way to Buy in Bulk for Your Church or Ministry

Since Crossway’s founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, we have been committed to serving God’s people with gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:00

This Day in History: John Calvin Returns to Geneva

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September 13, 2018 by: Michael Hortonimage

This article is part of the This Day in History series.

Communion Controversy

On the heels of triumph (having their confession of faith and articles of church government approved) in 1537, John Calvin and his elder colleague, the fiery Guillaume Farel,...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:00

Finding the Good Life: A 5-Day Devotional

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September 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Searching for the Good Life

We all want “the good life,” and we spend our days grasping for it in various ways, looking for validation in accomplishments, vying for security through...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Exhaustive Concordance’

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September 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Tool for In-Depth Bible Study

With more than 340,000 references connected to every verse in the Bible, the ESV Exhaustive Concordance makes an excellent study companion for the English Standard Version of the Bible. The ESV Bible combines word-for-word...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 21:00

The Bible and Islam

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September 11, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

In this article adapted from theESV Study Bible, Timothy C. Tennent—president of Asbury Theological Seminary and professor of world Christianity—explains how the Islamic faith approaches various theological topics, including the Old and New...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:00

How Being Honest about Death Brings Hope

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September 10, 2018 by: Matthew McCullough

We Can’t Escape Death

In the modern Western culture where I live and where I pastor, we live with more detachment from death than any other time and place in history. That’s partly because God has given us a great gift of modern medicine...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 21:00

You Are More Than Your Twitter Bio

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September 09, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Summing Yourself Up

These days, if we want to tell someone who we are, we have to be adept at defining it in 160 characters or less. That’s all you get to say about who you are in your Twitter bio. For your Instagram bio you get only 150 characters....

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Friday, 07 September 2018 21:00

How Prayer Exposes the Illusion of Control

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September 08, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwa

Prayer Positions Us

Prayer reminds us that control is an illusion, a farce. We don’t have it. But, far from driving us to depression, I think this fact drives us to dependence. When we depend on God, we see him in a whole new light. We’re...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 21:00

What Is Our True Comfort in Life and Death?

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September 07, 2018 by: Matthew McCullough

Confronting Misery

The second question in the Heidelberg Catechism is “What must you know to live and die in the joy of comfort?” And the answer is three-part. You need to know your sin and your misery, then you need to know that...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 21:00

Ministry Is Best Learned in the Trenches

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September 06, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

The School of Life

Seminary education is to the church what basic training in the military is to war. Basic training doesn’t equip you to fight the battle. Only being in battle, being a veteran will make you a warrior and allow you to become...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 21:00

The Fundamental Decision We All Must Face

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September 05, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

Make a Choice

The fact that God is here and now—he is everywhere and always pursuing you, making demands and requiring things of you—means that at every moment of every day, you’re faced with a choice.

Either you can submit and surrender to...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 21:00

10 Tips for Getting Started with Inductive Bible Study

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September 04, 2018 by: Brian Tabbimage

1. Set aside consistent, undistracted time to read the Bible.

Two of the most acute challenges to effective personal Bible study are busyness and distraction. Many Christians feel too busy to study the Bible. We know it’s important, but we often rush...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 21:00

Follow the Second Adam into True Rest

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September 03, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

Eternal Rest

As we read through Genesis 1—reading about the days of creation, over and over—we read, “It was evening, and it was morning” on the first, second, third day and so on until the sixth day. But, then, we get to the...

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September 03, 2018 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

While Bible journaling might be thought of as a more modern practice, God’s people have been engaging in this form of devotion and study for hundreds of years. In fact, famed Reformer Martin Luther often journaled inductively through the...

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September 02, 2018 by: Crossway

For Going Deep into God‘s Word

A new addition to the family of ESV Journaling Bibles, the ESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition features extra space for notes in between each line of Bible text, offering a fresh and distinctive way to engage...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 21:00

One Big Reason the Church Doesn't Pray

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September 01, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwa

Are We Being Counterproductive?

We as people—and especially as Christians in our day and age—are smart and resourceful. There are so many things that we can do. So, we’re filled with a sense of pride which instead of increasing the...

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August 31, 2018 by: Matthew McCulloughimage

Facing Our Fate

If you belonged to a church in Puritan New England, you probably gathered for worship in a wood-framed building walled with simple white clapboard. You sat on bare wooden pews surrounded by clear glass windows that let in the light and...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about the Garden of Eden

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August 30, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Eden was good, but not yet fully glorious.

Eden was bright and beautiful, and we tend to think of it in terms of perfection. But rather than thinking of Eden in terms of perfection, we should...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 21:00

How Is the Church Doing at Caring for One Another?

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August 29, 2018 by: Ed Welch

Weakness Is Strength

How are we as the church doing at caring for one another? Who am I to give an answer to that significant question? I’m familiar with my own church and some others. I’ve been given the opportunity to travel, so I do have some sense...

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