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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May 20, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Tangible Realities

One of the benefits to reading the Bible is to understand the culture behind the text. For example, when I am reading a text, I’ll read about somebody drinking, and I immediately think of the cups that I would drink out of or the...

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May 19, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

The Time In Between

There’s this terrible thing that happens in Genesis 3. It’s a very familiar story to us, but I think that sometimes we can get so sunk down into what happens in the fall, that we lose sight of the beautiful vision that is created in...

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May 18, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Digging Through Layers

When you think of an archaeological site, you need to think in terms of layers, kind of like layers on a cake. And each layer is a different time period, so as you’re digging down—especially in cities—through the...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘The Keys to Spiritual Growth’

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It is God’s Will that You Grow

In Christ, we are new creations, made perfect in God’s sight by the blood of Jesus, but that doesn’t mean we are without sin. We are perfectly positioned before the Father, but practically we still have plenty of room...

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May 16, 2018 by: David W. Chapmanimage

1. Real archaeology is not like Indiana Jones.

Rarely do we actually run across a Nazi or space-alien nemesis, and I have not needed my whip in years. More to the point, a couple hundred years ago people calling themselves archaeologists did indeed break...

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May 15, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

1. While we can’t become God, we can become like him by imitating his communicable attributes.

God is holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, truthful, patient, and wise. When we talk about being “conformed to the image of...

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May 14, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Inviting Strangers In

Hospitality, biblically speaking, means love of the stranger. It transliterates from a Greek word philoxenia. What hospitality is not is fellowship. There’s nothing wrong with fellowship. We love having our friends over, who...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:00

The Gospel Is Good News for Mothers

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May 13, 2018 by: Gloria Furmanimage

Every Mother’s Only Hope

We sound like broken records sometimes with the things we always say. I bet if people hung a voice recorder around your neck and played it back at the end of the day, they’d track some interesting patterns. What we always...

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May 12, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Understanding Context

There are a lot of ways that archaeology benefits the pastor. For one, it encourages them as they read about Scriptures to see connections between texts that they’ve read for years and things that have actually been found in the...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Hospitality

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May 11, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfieldimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Only people with the “gift” of hospitality are expected to practice it.

Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving,...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 21:00

Do You Struggle to Discern God’s Will?

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May 10, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Asking the Wrong Question

So often when we think about What is God’s will for my life? we’re wanting to know What should I do? That’s the question most of us are asking in the back of our minds or even screaming out to the heavens, What should I...

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May 09, 2018 by: John Piperimage

Making the Fullest Use of Our Natural Powers

How do the supernatural and the natural intersect in the act of preaching? The emphasis will be on the fact that God intends for preachers to make the fullest use of their natural powers in preaching, even though the...

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May 08, 2018 by: John D. Currid

The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone, which Napoleon's troops found in 1799, was really the first and greatest archaeological find because on it were three languages: Demotic (which is a more modern type of Egyptian) Greek, and ancient hieroglyphics.

The...

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May 07, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Discerning God’s Will

For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pose is not “What should I do?” but “Who should I be?”

Perhaps you’ve tried to use the Bible to answer the question...

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May 06, 2018 by: John D. Curridimage

How Archaeology and Preaching Collide

In addition to my seminary teaching, I was a Senior Pastor of a church for seven years, and I often preached both morning and evening, and now I serve as a Pastor of Preaching and Teaching at another church. I am often...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 21:00

How the Gospel Speaks to Motherhood

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May 05, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Help from God’s Word

A mother’s life is filled with responsibilities and concerns, and the stress that can arise from helping to support a family can be overwhelming. But God offers wisdom and strength from his Word.

When you’ve had a rough day,...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 21:00

Yoda and Our Search for Wisdom

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The Search for Wisdom

The reason we have a hard time talking about wisdom is that we have a very misguided notion of what it is. For modern people the pursuit of wisdom sounds like something you’d have to travel to Tibet for. To us, wisdom is mystical...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 21:00

How to Pray

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May 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Teach Us to Pray

“Lord, teach us to pray,” Jesus’s disciples asked. This simple prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples, can also show us how to talk with God in prayer.

“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come,...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 21:00

Help for Humanly Impossible Acts

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May 02, 2018 by: John Piperimage

Beauty of Corporate Worship

It is beautifully fitting that Christian people gather for corporate worship every week. When they do, they give united expression to their truth-rooted knowledge of the triune God and their treasure-rooted affections for all God is for...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 21:00

Why Hospitality Is for All Christians

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The Diverse Family of God

Radically ordinary hospitality—those who live it—see strangers as neighbors and neighbors as

family

of God. They recoil at reducing a person to a category or a label. They see God’s image reflected in the eyes...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 21:00

John Piper’s Trilogy on the Word of God

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April 30, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The Truthfulness of Scripture

When John Piper sat down to write Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture, he says, “another book pushed its way into his mind and demanded to be written first.”

So, he delayed...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about C. S. Lewis

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April 29, 2018 by: Joe Rigneyimage

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

1. He was not a professional theologian.

He was an apologist and a scholar of medieval literature. Nevertheless, he was familiar with Christian theology since it served both of those vocations. He...

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April 28, 2018

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A Ministry-Shaping Life

I owe more to the ministry of Martyn Lloyd-Jones than I can put into words. In what follows, I try to summarize some of the most life-changing lessons I have learned from his preaching.

1. Preach the Word.

Lloyd-Jones practiced...

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April 28, 2018 by: Crossway

In this video, Dane Ortlund sits down with Drs. David Chapman and John Currid to discuss the ESV Archaeology Study Bible.

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00:32 What is this project, in big-picture form, trying to do?

02:06 How is this project significant for understanding the Bible...

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April 27, 2018 by: John D. Currid, David W. Chapman

A Lion Doesn’t Need Defending

John Currid: My view of archaeology is that it’s not to prove the Bible. The Bible doesn’t need to be proven. It stands well enough on its own. It’s like Spurgeon said: “To prove...

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