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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Sunday, 22 October 2017 21:00

The Forgotten Women of the Reformation

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October 23, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Stories We Need to Remember

The untold story of the Reformation is of the women of the Reformation. We tend to tell the story of all the men, and that's because they were pastors, and believe based on the teachings of Scripture, that the pastorate is...

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 21:00

Spiritual Authority in an Anti-Authoritarian Age

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October 22, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Silencing the Cultural Untruth

The question of authority is a hard and really uncomfortable one for a lot of people because we live in an anti-authority age in which we're skeptical of authority. We're in a post-truth era. We don't even know who to trust,...

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October 21, 2017 by: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacreimage

Don’t Ruminate, Meditate on Truth

What do you think about all day? Many of us get stuck in sinful thought patterns that reinforce the lies and lusts fueling our emotions. Maybe we stew over someone’s sin against us, or...

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October 21, 2017 by: Jonathan Gibson

Laying the Foundation for Doctrine

The Reformation brought clarity and crystallization of certain doctrines including sola scriptura and sola fide. I think the same occurred with the doctrine of the atonement.

The Reformers laid the foundation. . . [for]...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 00:38

Free Ebook: 'Why the Reformation Still Matters'

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October 20, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The Reformation Is Still Relevant

It's easy to learn about historical events and simply relegate them to the past, failing to learn from them and recognize their lasting significance. It's been five hundred years since the Protestant Reformation, yet its effects...

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October 20, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Following Jesus Brings Discomfort

Christianity, at it's core, is an uncomfortable faith. C. S. Lewis says that if you're looking for a religion to make you comfortable, don't look to Christianity. Some religions may cater to that, but Christianity is a...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:00

Did Jesus Possess Faith and Hope?

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October 19, 2017 by: Mark Jonesimage

Did Jesus Possess Faith and Hope?

Yes, as a true man, he was filled with all spiritual virtues and graces, including faith, hope, and love.

Peter Lombard asks in his Sentences whether Christ had faith and hope as he had charity (love).1 He comes to the...

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October 18, 2017 by: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacreimage

The Gospel Restores Our Emotions

Emotions have been disrupted by sin, and so we stifle our feelings or seek emotional highs. But sin does not have the final say. The good news is: through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 21:00

5 Myths about Martin Luther

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October 17, 2017 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

1. Luther was a simple monk.

Over the centuries, biographies on Luther have created an image of him being a simple monk who unexpectedly found a Bible and, out of despair and uncertainty, published Ninety-Five Theses. This makes for a good story of an...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 02:13

Infographic: What Does the Church Mean to You?

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October 16, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Does Your Church Ever Make You Feel . . . Uncomfortable?

If we're honest, sometimes the church can be a pretty awkward place. Whether it's something as mundane as shaking hands with an extremely friendly greeter or (more seriously) listening to a fellow believer...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 02:13

What Does Your Church Mean to You?

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October 16, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Does Your Church Ever Make You Feel . . . Uncomfortable?

If we're honest, sometimes the church can be a pretty awkward place. Whether it's something as mundane as shaking hands with an extremely friendly greeter or (more seriously) listening to a fellow believer...

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October 15, 2017 by: Shona Murray, David Murray

Guard Her Rest and Give Her Help

Men tend to overlook their wives’ burnout. At least in my own case, I didn’t see it coming. So, keep your eyes open. Watch and listen for warning signs, and heed them.

One of the great things men can...

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 21:00

7 Key Characteristics of the Church

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October 15, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

How the Reformation Shaped the Church

From Reformation theology flows seven characteristics or identity markers of the church.

First, the church is doxological, it’s oriented to the glory of God.

Second, the church is Word-centered. It’s...

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Friday, 13 October 2017 21:00

An Open Letter to Those Suffering from Depression

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October 14, 2017 by: Shona Murrayimage

My dear friend,

I’m so sorry to hear that you are suffering with serious depression. Although you feel hopeless and helpless, I want to assure you right up front that there is hope and there is help. I’ve been there myself and I’ve felt the...

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October 13, 2017 by: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacreimage

Emotions Are a Gift from God

Many of us spent our childhoods believing certain myths—only to discover that they weren’t true. You know the ones: “If you go swimming within thirty minutes after eating, you will...

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October 12, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Church History Shaped the Reformation

One of the most interesting texts by Luther is called “On the Councils in the Church.” One of the challenges to Luther is that he was throwing away fifteen hundred years of church history. This was...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:00

Why Determination Isn’t Enough

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October 11, 2017 by: Lydia Brownbackimage

God’s Guidance Is Sure

Psalms 120–134 are called Songs of Ascent, which means they were likely sung as God’s people went up to Jerusalem to participate in sacred festivals and special times of worship. Psalm 121 was composed to encourage...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 23:58

A 30-Day Crash Course in Systematic Theology Featured

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October 10, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

A Free Resource to Help You Dig into Systematic Theology

Does the term systematic theology sound a bit . . . intimidating? If your answer is yes, you may be interested in a new 30-day Bible reading plan designed as a crash course in systematic theology.

Featuring...

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October 09, 2017 by: Crossway

Theology Rooted in the Word of God

The goal of the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible is to demonstrate how all Christian doctrine arises from the pages of the Bible.

Designed to help readers understand how Scripture forms the basis for our understanding of...

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 21:00

8 Short Questions about Faith, Hope, and Love

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October 09, 2017 by: Mark Jonesimage

The Three Divine Sisters

Faith, hope, and love are often referred to as three theological virtues—or three divine sisters. The whole Christian life, in terms of our living in response to God and his new work in us, springs from faith, hope, and love....

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 21:00

What’s So Important about Faith, Hope, and Love?

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October 08, 2017 by: Mark Jones

The Three Divine Sisters

Faith, hope, and love have been referred to as the three divine sisters. We can think of them as three beautiful sisters joined together, hand-in-hand, swirling around as in a dance.

Eventually, faith and hope vanish from the scene and...

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October 08, 2017 by: Scott R. Swainimage

1. Systematic theology exists because the God who knows and loves himself in the bliss of the Trinity is pleased to make himself an object of creaturely knowledge and love through Holy Scripture.

Theology in its essence is “wisdom”—a...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 21:00

The Heart Behind the ESV

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October 07, 2017 by: Crossway

Seeking to Be Maximally Transparent

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. As such, its emphasis is on...

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October 06, 2017 by: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacreimage

5 Tips for Managing Your Emotions

“I’m over here trying to deal with my out-of-control feelings,” a friend wrote in an email. “I’m having one of those special times when out of nowhere you are...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 21:00

The Reformation’s Evangelistic Impact

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October 06, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

The Reformation Takes Christians on a Mission

I think the most lasting impact of the Reformation is gospel-centered mission. So the Reformation—with its return to the gospel—unleashed a movement that continues today as Christians everywhere...

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