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

Apologetic Report - Tim Challies
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:00

8 Ways God Turns Temptations to Blessings

Written by
image

God promises that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). This gives us assurance that God can and will turn anything to our good. No situation is too grave, no enemy too strong, no temptation too...

Read more

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:15

A La Carte (March 22)

Written by
image

Ligonier Ministries will send you a free copy of A Little Book on the Christian Life. It’s a great book at any price. But free? You know what to do…

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books by Mike Reeves (hint: if he writes it, you read it) and one by John...

Read more

Monday, 20 March 2017 21:00

How To Understand and Apply the New Testament

Written by
image

Whenever I begin to read a new book, I immediately look to the opening pages for a clear statement of purpose. Why did the author write this work? What sets it apart from others? When it comes to Andy Naselli’s How to Understand and Apply the New Testament, he wastes no time. Here are his...

Read more

Monday, 20 March 2017 20:12

A La Carte (March 21)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include three books that I see on sale only rarely, so they are all worth a quick look.

Logos users will be glad to see the Expositor’s Bible Commentary 64% off for a limited time.

Albert Mohler: Ask Anything Live

Dr. Mohler has been recording some Ask Anything...

Read more

Monday, 20 March 2017 02:00

Why An 81-Hour MDiv?

Written by
image

This sponsored post was prepared by Jason G. Duesing on behalf of MBTS.

In an effort to ensure the health of the types of trees that outlive most humans, often the best course of action an arborist has is counterintuitive. Instead of leaving a century old oak tree alone to weather the elements as it...

Read more

Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:00

Why I Didn’t Sing When I Visited Your Church

Written by
image

It was a joy to finally visit your church a couple of Sundays ago, and to worship with the believers there. You know I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Just as you promised, the pastor is an excellent communicator and a man who loves God’s Word. His sermon was deeply...

Read more

Sunday, 19 March 2017 20:12

A La Carte (March 20)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include two excellent books by Joe Thorn, several titles meant specifically for preachers, and more. There’s lots to choose from.

9 Things You Should Know About Neil Gorsuch and Supreme Court Confirmations

Joe Carter rounds them up since “President Trump’s...

Read more

image

I get letters! I lieu of providing a commenting system, I invite readers to send me letters to the editor. Here are some of the most interesting ones to come my way this week.

Letters on Hack Your Worship Servic

Planning a worship service is good. Yet I see little in the New Testament that...

Read more

Friday, 17 March 2017 21:08

Christian Men and their Godly Moms

Written by
image

Boys thrive under the love and leadership of an attentive father. Boys need their dads to model godliness and masculinity, to display patterns of love and respect within marriage, to teach skills necessary to grow into mature manhood. Much has been written to encourage fathers to embrace these...

Read more

Friday, 17 March 2017 20:57

Weekend A La Carte (March 18)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include only a couple of minor deals. We’ll look forward to better things on Monday.

A Pastoral Letter to Myself (In the Case that I Fall)

This is very sobering and would make for worthwhile reading for anyone who is involved in ministry.

When Machines Go Rogue

Here...

Read more

Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:00

How I Use Slack to Communicate Effectively

Written by
image

The digital age has brought with it a proliferation, a full-out explosion, of communication tools. In fact, it’s not difficult to argue that the digital revolution has primarily been a communications revolution. Just consider how many of today’s innovations in both hardware and software...

Read more

Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:09

A La Carte (March 17)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few new deals that may be of interest.

You’ve got a couple of days left to take advantage of a good sale at Westminster Books.

The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland

Here’s the sad story of how unmarried mothers were treated in Ireland not too...

Read more

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:00

We Have Not Even Heard That There Is a Holy Spirit

Written by
image

It’s a funny little story that could only have happened during the church’s earliest days. Paul has been on one of his missionary journeys and, while traveling through Asia Minor, stumbles upon a little group of believers. But there’s something unusual about them, something...

Read more

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:47

A La Carte (March 16)

Written by
image

I am heading off to the airport for an early flight, but will try to scrounge up some Kindle deals once I’m waiting around there. Stay tuned. [Update: I added a few.]

When Should Christians Use Satire?

John Piper discusses satire: “One of the difficulties with satire — and I...

Read more

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:00

A Little Book on the Christian Life

Written by
image

There are far more Calvinists in the world than there are people who have actually read the works of John Calvin, or even dabbled in them, for that. Of course the latter is not a prerequisite to the former, but those who never read any of Calvin’s works are denying themselves a blessing and...

Read more

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:57

A La Carte (March 15)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include some classics that are worth adding to your collection, as well as a couple of more modern titles.

Westminster Books is having a mega-sale on the ESV Study Bible. The King James Study Bible is also on sale.

We Have Lost the Sense of God

Don’t miss this...

Read more

image

Let me begin with a question: Do you shop at the grocery store closest to your home, or at the grocery store you like best, even if it’s a little farther away? If you are like my family and live in the endless suburban sprawl that surrounds so many of today’s cities, you probably drive...

Read more

Monday, 13 March 2017 20:04

A La Carte (March 14)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Most of the volumes in that series, which is suitable for all readers, have been discounted.

Should We Preach Like the Puritans?

Joel Beeke, a great admirer of the Puritans, tells why we shouldn’t try to preach...

Read more

image

This sponsored post was provided by Christian George on behalf of The Lost Sermons on C.H. Spurgeon.

Before the U.S. Civil War, Southern Baptists burned Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and even threatened to murder him.In 1860, a prophecy was uttered against him in The Christian Index:

“S...

Read more

image

It’s a good time to be a false teacher and to espouse deadly doctrine. It seems that today’s most brazen heretic will be granted a hearing and, in all likelihood, a book deal. Novelty is appealing, orthodoxy boring. It’s the ones who sound the warning and issue the challenge...

Read more

Sunday, 12 March 2017 20:07

A La Carte (March 13)

Written by
image

Today’s Kindle deals include several good titles from Crossway that deal with suffering. J.I. Packer’s Finishing Our Course with Joy is particularly good and very nearly a must-read. Also consider Conscience by Naselli and Crowley and a couple of excellent titles by Michael Horton.

Church...

Read more

Saturday, 11 March 2017 20:52

Hack Your Worship Service

Written by
image

I recently read an article about the architectural design of airports. Yes, that was an actual article I actually read, and I found it fascinating. A specialist in airport design told how he had been involved in planning Atlanta’s new international terminal and how he and his team had been...

Read more

Friday, 10 March 2017 20:00

This Is Our Time

Written by
image

It’s certainly an interesting time to be alive, isn’t it? And it’s a particularly interesting time to be a Christian. Right before our eyes we see everything changing, everything we once assumed being purposefully undermined. A new normal has been thrust upon us and I don’t...

Read more

Friday, 10 March 2017 19:29

Weekend A La Carte (March 11)

Written by
image

It has been a rather quiet week for Kindle deals, and today there are just a few more minor ones to consider.

Fred Sanders: The Trinity and The Shack

You may enjoy watching Fred Sanders speak on The Shack and address audience questions.

Farewell, Jesus Junk?

Christianity Today discusses the reality and...

Read more

Thursday, 09 March 2017 20:00

How to Be a Good Christian With Minimal Effort

Written by
image

It was such a blessing to receive your note and to hear that you’ve decided to follow Christ! Sometimes it takes many years for those Sunday school stories to ring true, doesn’t it? It touched me to hear your gratitude for the Bible I sent and how it challenged you to get right with God....

Read more

Page 1 of 19