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

Crossway - Apologetic Report
January 14, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

The Accuracy of Genesis 1-3

Theistic evolution is a viewpoint that God created matter and after that, God didn't guide, intervene, or act directly to cause any empirically detectable change in the natural behavior of matter until all living things had...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 20:00

5 “Do Nots” of Fatherhood

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January 13, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Criticism

Every year when our family decorates our Christmas tree and I place a tiny red-and-green glass-beaded wreath...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 18:00

How to Request a Free ESV Church Kit

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January 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Learn More about the ESV for Your Church or Ministry

One of our highest priorities as an organization is to serve the local church and other gospel-centered ministries by providing them with high-quality Bibles and trustworthy Bible-based resources. As we write...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:00

3 “Dos” of Fatherhood

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January 12, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Tenderness

The words “bring them up” mean “to nourish or feed,” as in 5:29 which has the same...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:00

The Greatest Gift a Mom Can Give Her Daughter

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January 11, 2018 by: Jaquelle Croweimage

The Importance of Mother-Daughter Relationships

I’m 20, and my mom is one of my best friends. She’s my safe space, my closest counselor, and my biggest supporter. And it’s been like this for as long as I can remember.

Somehow my...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:00

What to Say to Someone Who Has Had an Abortion

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January 10, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

What’s Gone Wrong?

Burdens can differ for a woman who's had an abortion or with a man who's paid for or empowered an abortion. Some people are burdened with deception. They're not able to get at the core of their conscience. They're trying to say Th...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 20:00

Will Your Phone Dominate Your Life in 2018?

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January 09, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The iPhone’s Anniversary

As we begin a new year, many of us will take a moment to reflect upon life, the year past, and the days to come. How can we reorient unhealthy patterns and develop new ones to improve our physical and spiritual health?

Technology...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 20:00

Jim Elliot Was No Fool

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January 08, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

Good News to Every Nation

On Tuesday, January 3, 1956, Jim Elliot and four other missionaries landed on a small strip of land in the jungles of Ecuador.1 It was a dangerous landing, and they could not all land at once. For years they had been dreaming of and...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Athanasius

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January 07, 2018 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

1. He was the great early Christian defender of the full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Humanly speaking, his defense of the deity of Christ as it had been confessed in the Nicene Creed of 325 and then subsequently developed in a number of his...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 20:00

What Is Epiphany?

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January 06, 2018 by: Douglas Sean O'Donnellimage

God Made Manifest in Christ

On January 6, twelve days after Christmas, the Western church celebrates Epiphany. The word epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “to manifest” or “to show,” and on this date the church has...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 20:00

2018 ESV Bible Preview

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January 06, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

New Bibles for the New Year

Here at Crossway, we're excited to be publishing a number of new Bible editions in 2018.

Whether it’s the all-new ESV Archaeology Study Bible, the innovative ESV Scripture Journals, the accessible ESV Story of Redemption Bible,...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 20:00

You Are Complete When God Is Yours

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January 05, 2018 by: Charles H. Spurgeonimage
I will be their God. —Jeremiah 31:33

Christian, here is all you require. To make you happy you want something that shall satisfy you, and is not this enough? If you can pour this promise into your cup, will you not say, with David, “My...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:00

Do We Live in a Post-Christian Society?

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January 04, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

What Does it Mean to Be Christian?

I do not believe that we're living in a post-Christian society if you define Christian the way that the New Testament does. When people ask me that, I usually say we're living in, at best, a pre-Christian society. I...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:00

The Day Martin Luther Was Excommunicated

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January 03, 2018 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

Consequences of Luther's Stand

On June 28, 1519, the Spanish Habsburger Charles V, grandson of Maximillian, was chosen as emperor, but his coronation did not take place until October 1520. By the time the new emperor and the pope finally turned their...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 20:00

DNA 101: How It Works and Why It's Astounding

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January 02, 2018 by: Stephen C. Meyer

An Important Discovery

One of the most important discoveries in modern biology occurred in the 1950s during a period that historians call the molecular biological revolution. We all know about Watson and Crick. In 1953, they elucidate the structure of...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 20:00

5 Passages to Read on New Year's Day

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January 01, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

2 Corinthians 5:16–21

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 20:00

Cultivating Habits of Grace: A 5-Day Devotional

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December 31, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Discover the Joy that Comes from Cultivating Habits of Grace

For many of us, the "spiritual disciplines" are little more than a list of things we aren't doing but feel like we should be doing.

But to think this way is to miss the point entirely. As David Mathis...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 20:00

10 Most Popular Articles from 2017

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December 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

An Open Letter to Those Nonchalant about Their Sexual Sin
David Powlison

Sex is like fire. When it blazes in the fireplace, a good fire warms and brightens the room, enhancing joy and companionship. But when fires ignite in the wrong places, the house burns...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 20:00

Why There is No Systematic Theology without the Bible

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December 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Biblical Foundation for Belief

The Bible creates the framework for all theological understanding. The ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible was created to help Christians connect specific doctrines with the Scriptures from which they arise. Explore some key...

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December 29, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Adjusting Expectations

People have very low expectations for teenagers in the Christian context and it’s absurd. We have such high expectations for kids in terms of school—kids are learning foreign languages, taking college-level physics, and...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Bible

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December 28, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Attributes of God: Triune

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:59

2018 Crossway Ministry Initiatives

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December 27, 2017 by: Crosswayimage
“How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation . . . He is able to save to the uttermost . . .” —Hebrews 2:3; 7:25

Dear Friend of Crossway,

Recently, we invited you and many others around the world to partner with us in the work of...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 20:00

2 Ways the Church Can Help Women Who Are Burned Out

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December 27, 2017 by: Shona Murray

Spiritual Sustenance for the Weary

There are two main roles the church can play in helping weary women.

Obviously, there's a spiritual role. The church can be actively aware, learning or acquiring knowledge about the stresses and strains on women and...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 20:00

Does Theistic Evolution Lead to Open Theism?

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December 26, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

God's Sovereignty, Creation, and Open Theism

This is not true of all theistic evolutionists, but those who take seriously the idea that God is not directing the mutation selection process then think about that very rationally and say, Well, if God is...

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:00

7 Passages to Read around the Dinner Table This Christmas

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December 24, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Micah 5:2-5

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days....

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