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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Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:31

EPIC: Germany (Day 4)

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I continue my journey through the Land of Luther, all as part of the project I’m calling EPIC. Today we visited Erfurt where Luther entered a monastery and began life as a monk. Here are a few notes and a couple of photos.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:00

Today, More than Ever, Read Beyond the Headlines

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I’m not sure the news will ever be the same after the presidency of Donald Trump. While the industry has already been in a long decline, it seems to have entered into an era of near-insanity as the networks and websites compete against one another to set new standards in thoughtless,...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:23

A La Carte (August 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books you may want to add to your collection.

Death on Demand?

Once again, we turn to Holland for a warning of the “progress” that comes with the acceptance of assisted suicide.

Iceland’s Future: Clear, Bright and Cold

Iceland is celebrating...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:18

EPIC: Germany (Days 2-3)

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The EPIC trip to Germany continues. Yesterday we toured Wittenberg (where Luther lived, taught, preached, and, of course, nailed those 95 Theses to the door) and today we spent time in Eisleben (where Luther was born and died). As before, click any image to see it larger.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:00

Protecting Children from Abuse: An Interview

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It happens. We wish it didn’t happen and perhaps even try to pretend it doesn’t happen. But the tragic and undeniable reality is that there is abuse within the church. I recently spoke with Boz Tchividjian to ask some key questions for every Christian and every church.

How prevalent...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:15

A La Carte (August 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals from a few different authors.

Westminster Books has a deal on the flagship ESV Bible.

A Relationship, Not a Religion?

Here’s an argument that you ought to stop saying, “It’s a relationship, not a religion.”

In the Steps of Charles...

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I decided to begin the “Ask Me Anything” feature as a means of answering some of the questions I receive from readers of this site. Over the past few weeks I’ve received mountains of them, so please forgive me if I haven’t been able to take a shot at answering yours....

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Monday, 14 August 2017 17:33

A La Carte (August 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of timely books.

The End Of An Era

Conrad Mbewe has a beautiful blog post about Erroll Hulse. It’s worth reading even if you don’t know either man!

Shining Divine Light in the Darkest Places

Vance Christie continues his series of short historical...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 05:52

EPIC: Germany (Day 1)

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The EPIC journey continues. Most of today was spent in travel, though the official event did begin with a lecture this evening. Here’s my journal for the day…

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Monday, 14 August 2017 02:01

Knowing God: Discipleship

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To be a disciple means to be a learner and a follower. As people learn the gospel and follow Christ, they become...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:00

Accept Your Leadership

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Some facets of life in our modern world are made more difficult than they really need to be. They have been debated and written about to such a degree that they’ve become almost impossibly complicated. I’m convinced that one such area is leadership, and especially leadership in the home...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 20:19

A La Carte (August 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a series that will have special appeal to people with an interest in theology.

Shai Linne: Dear CHH

Fans of Christian hip-hop will want to read Shai Linne’s impassioned letter to the fans and artists involved in the genre.

The Lessons of History and the Heresy...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:29

EPIC: Germany (Day 0)

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My EPIC journey has begun and the first trip is taking me to … Germany. My plan for this trip is not to blog about what I’m doing, but to journal about it the old-fashioned way. Like this:

I will provide another update on Monday.

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It has been an excellent couple of weeks for letters to the editor and I found it tough to narrow down the list to just a few. But here are the ones that most stood out to me. I hope you read and enjoy them!

Letters on Beware (and Embrace) the Power of Story

Tim: I’ll be honest and admit I...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 21:09

It’s Going To Be EPIC!

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This weekend I am setting out on the biggest project I’ve ever attempted, a project that will take me around the world and through the ages. In a series of journeys that will unfold over the next couple of years, I will travel to the four corners of the earth to complete research for a...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 20:21

Weekend A La Carte (August 12)

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Westminster Books has a solid deal on a set of books meant to protect children in local churches. Someone in every church needs to take on this responsibility!

(Yesterday at the blog I wrote about our culture’s shift in the way it pressures people to conform to societal expectations. Western...

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Every culture has certain standards that distinguish good and respectable people from the bad and disreputable people. Every culture has ways of compelling people to adhere to its standards. Some force adherence through guilt, some through fear, and some through shame.

In a guilt-innocence culture,...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:10

A La Carte (August 11)

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I dug up a few Kindle deals for you today, with most of them related to parenting.

(Yesterday at the blog I wrote about Christian “experts” on marriage and parenting who may have all the knowledge they need, but who lack the key trait of humility. You can read it here: He (and...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 21:00

He (and They) Must Not Be a Novice

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It’s not easy to become a pastor. A pastor is not qualified to ministry by something as straightforward as obtaining a master’s degree or possessing the ability to hold the attention of a crowd. A pastor is qualified to ministry by something far rarer and far more difficult to gain:...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:57

A La Carte (August 10)

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There are no interesting Kindle deals today. You may be interested, though, in getting 50% off the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible from Reformation Heritage Books.

Sex Should be Spiritual

“Porn culture has warped our idea of what sex is. It isn’t a union of two bodies and souls, but...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 20:40

The Mark of the Most Successful Worship Leaders

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Every week a pastor or worship leader chooses the songs his church will sing the following Sunday. Every week he combs through the possibilities to select the five or six that will best fit within the service he is planning. How can he choose well? How can he best serve his congregation in their...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 20:00

A La Carte (August 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but I reviewed it positively last week and it’s well worth reading.

Westminster Books has a solid deal on a new book for kids from Kevin DeYoung.

Reformation Visual Theology

We’ve just released some new Visual Theology related to the...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 21:00

Beware (and Embrace) the Power of Story

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There’s a new gospel in town, and it has recruited cadres of evangelists. This new gospel heralds peace with God and man, it proclaims enlightenment through acceptance. Yet it’s not acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but acceptance of a new morality, the embrace and...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 20:01

A La Carte (August 8)

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I didn’t too find much that’s new or noteworthy in Kindle deals (though there are a couple there), but did want to point out some Logos specials: This month Logos has deals on at least three great resources: The Bible Speaks Today commentary series, New Studies in...

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This sponsored post was provided by Jon Nielson for Matthias Media.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds regular time with my family in the Bible a challenge. There are plenty of distractions and reasons why reading the Bible with my three young kids is hard. But I’m convinced...

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