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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December 18, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage

The Why

When the Passover was instituted, the Lord specified to Moses, “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord” (Ex. 12:14). That same day, when Moses concluded his instructions for observing the...

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December 18, 2018 by: David Murrayimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Friend,

Depression is tough at the best of times. Perhaps it’s the best of times, such as holiday times, when it’s especially tough. The thought of mixing with happy people fills you with...

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December 17, 2018 by: J. Mack Stiles

The Church Is God’s Means

Evangelism is about seeing the church as a whole share and display the gospel, because I think the greatest means that God has given us for evangelism is the church. So what we want is gospel-centered, cross-focused,...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 20:00

A Single Word to Sum Up Christmas

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December 16, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

An Eternally Significant Word

If you had to summarize the Christmas story with one word, what word would you choose? Now, your word would have to capture what this story points to as the core of human need and the way God would meet that need. Do you...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 20:00

5 Myths about the Trinity

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December 15, 2018 by: Fred Sandersimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: It’s only for theology experts.

The doctrine of the Trinity is for everybody who is saved by Jesus. Or, to say that just a little more elaborately, it’s for everybody who has been drawn to the...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:00

Why Higher Education Needs to Know Its History

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December 14,

2018

by: David S. Dockeryimage

We Need Guidelines

The richness of the Christian tradition can provide guidance for the complex challenges facing Christian higher education at this time. We believe not only that an appeal to tradition1 is timely but it also meets an important need...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:00

The (Anti-Christian) Moral Absolutes of Our Culture

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December 13, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Morally Obligated

I remember twenty years ago when I was a college student and was teaching a Sunday school class at my church. One of the lessons that I had prepared was on moral relativism. I had read these books and was telling people about the great...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:00

How Old Testament Kings Bear Witness about Jesus

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December 12, 2018 by: John Woodhouseimage

“JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS” (John 19:19)

I am sure that Pontius Pilate thought this was a stinging insult to the Jewish people whom he despised. For him the inscription was a cruel joke: this miserable victim was their king! We...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 20:00

2018 Ministry Update

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December 11, 2018 by: Crosswayimage
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes . . .” —Romans 1:16

Dear Reader,

The Lord has indeed accomplished “far more . . . than all that we ask or think” and “to...

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 20:00

Are Christians Free to Enjoy the Things of Earth?

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December 10, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

A Tension

There is a tension in the Christian life for those of us who embrace that God calls us to a single-minded devotion to him. We believe and embrace that God is supreme in all things, that our deepest joy is found in him alone. And God has surrounded...

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December 09, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Smooth Reading of the Text

This reader’s edition of the Greek New Testament text combines The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge with a running list of glosses of every word in the Greek New Testament that occurs 25 times or less.

Th...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 04:28

5 Myths about the Bible

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December 08, 2018 by: Chris Brunoimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: The text and translation of the Bible is completely unreliable.

In a Newsweek article a few years back, the author claimed, “No television preacher has ever read the Bible. Neither has any...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 20:00

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

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December 08, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Look to Christ

The touchstone of Spurgeon’s life and ministry was undoubtedly looking to Christ. He was converted as a teenager when he walked into a chapel as a very poor preacher was preaching on Isaiah 45: “Look unto me and be saved all the...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 20:00

Introducing the New ESV CrossReference Tool

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December 08, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Free Tool for Your Blog or Website

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ESV CrossReference Tool—a free resource created to make it easy to feature the text of the ESV Bible on your blog, personal website, or church...

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December 07, 2018 by: Wayne Grudemimage

Reflecting on 70 Years

Sometimes an event prompts us to reflect on the course of our lives, and that happened to me on November 14, 2018 at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Denver. Several friends presented me with what is called...

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December 07, 2018 by: Crossway

A Thorough Review

In this 13-minute video, Bill Mounce—president of BiblicalTraining.org and New Testament scholar—offers a thorough review of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge.

In the video, he commends the edition,...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 20:00

Christian Sufferer, Your Lord Is Near

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December 06, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

God Is Not Far

When you’re suffering, you reach for comfort. You reach for hope. You reach for some reason to get up in the morning and fight again. You reach for something that won’t make your suffering the dominant experience of that...

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:00

5 Ways to Misuse a Commentary

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December 05, 2018 by: Jay Sklarimage

A Helpful Tool

I first used a commentary in my teenage years. I was reading through the Bible and asked my mom if there was something that could help me with questions. She had a two-volume commentary on the Bible that she pointed me to and my use of...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 20:00

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

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December 04, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Something for Everyone

Find a book or Bible for everyone on your list by browsing the lists below. Just click on a specific category to be taken directly to the list you’re interested in seeing.

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 20:00

The Counterintuitive Nature of Authority

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December 03, 2018 by: Jonathan Leeman

Three Kinds of Authority

When we think about the topic of authority, it’s very important that we think about it with a little bit more complexity. We tend to think of it is all good or all bad. As Christians, we need to think about it in terms of...

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 20:00

Your Most Basic Need

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December 02, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

What You Need This Christmas

This time of year, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the joy of gift-giving and receiving. We must train ourselves to slow down and recognize the greatest need we have is met in Christ’s coming.

In “The Joy of...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 20:00

Do the Gospels Contradict Themselves?

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December 01, 2018 by: Peter J. Williamsimage

Deliberate Formal Contradictions

A consequence of having four records of the same life is that there are many overlapping sections among accounts and many opportunities for narratives to differ from each other. It is actually common in normal life that...

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November 30, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Defining Freedom

We sometimes define freedom as the ability to do whatever we want to do, but that’s not really how the Bible understands freedom. Freedom is the ability to do what we ought to do—that’s real freedom.

When we hear the story...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:00

2 Little-Known Facts about C. S. Lewis

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November 29, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

A Self-Proclaimed Defect

I think it surprises people who begin to read C. S. Lewis (his letters, for example), that he didn’t like children. You’d think that the guy who wrote Narnia would just be a lover of children. But he was not fond of them....

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November 28, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Heaven without Transformation

I think there are two main misunderstandings people have of the central idea of reformation with which Luther and the Reformers started.

The first is that justification is abstracted from the person of Christ. The problem...

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