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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Saturday, 23 March 2019 20:30

How We Worshipped

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do this simply to provide an example of how one church structures our time of worship, hoping it will prove a helpful resource to others.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as...

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Friday, 22 March 2019 21:02

Weekend A La Carte (March 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some classics that are worth looking at.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Favorite “Minor” Museums)

The Industrial Revolution of Shame

Wow. “We are undergoing an industrial revolution in shame. New technologies have radically expanded our ability to...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 20:24

My Favorite “Minor” Museums

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Over the past eighteen months, I have been traveling the world searching for objects related to the history of Christianity. Over the course of my journey I have visited some of the world’s great museums. And as much as I have enjoyed these world-class institutions, I have also found special...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 20:19

A La Carte (March 22)

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Today I’m down in Louisville, Kentucky for the Boyce College’s Preview Day. We’ve already got one student thriving here, and with my daughter finishing up eleventh grade and beginning to think about college, she is eager to see it as well.

I dug up a handful of worthwhile Kindle...

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My new book, A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible is just about ready to release! It is a unique resource in the way it combines words and images to both describe and display the Bible. It is meant to serve as a new kind of guide to God’s Word. Here are a few ways you may want to put it to...

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:24

A La Carte (March 21)

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I came up empty looking for new Kindle deals today.

You may be interested in subscribing to Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine and getting 12 months for just $12.

(Yesterday on the blog: Are You Writing Headlines for You or Articles for Them?)

Is Missionary Work Colonialism?

Certainly some has...

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I have been at this blogging thing for a long time now, and would like to think there are a few lessons I’ve picked up along the way. There is a challenge I’ve been reflecting on recently, and it’s one I want to share with other writers: There is no necessary correlation between...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:08

A La Carte (March 20)

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It’s kind of a grab-bag day for Today’s Kindle deals. You may also want to check out this week’s deals at Westminster Books.

We All Live in Marx’s World Now

Carl Trueman does it again. “Perhaps serious Christians might spend less time hammering each other on Twitter...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 19:33

A La Carte (March 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books from Zondervan and one for college students.

(Yesterday on the blog: Look! Look To Your Baptism!)

Pastor, Be What You Want to See

Jared Wilson: “God forbids pastoral domineering but commands instead ‘being examples to the flock’ (1...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 02:01

5 Ways to Re-enchant Your World

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This post is written by Paul M. Gould, author of Cultural Apologetics, a new book, video lecture series, and course, and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic.

The dominant way of perceiving today can be described as disenchanted. For many, the world is not seen in its proper light. We think the world...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:11

Look! Look To Your Baptism!

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We Christians like to tell people where and how to look. To those crushed under the weight of sin or guilt we say, “Look to the cross! Look to the cross and see God’s justice for your sin being satisfied in his Son.” To those wearied by sorrow and suffering we say, “Look...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:06

A La Carte (March 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several volumes in a biographical series from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Corporate Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon)

The Age of Terrorism Meets the Era of the Troll

Joe Carter reflects on the horror that unfolded in New Zealand. “The...

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:15

A Corporate Confession of Sin Assurance of Pardon

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One of my favorite elements of a worship service is a confession of sin and the subsequent assurance of pardon. At Grace Fellowship Church we include this in almost every service and, from time to time, I like to share an example. Here is how we confessed our sins together using Psalm 32 as our...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 20:52

Weekend A La Carte (March 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some classics. This has been a really good week for deals!

(Yesterday on the blog: Counsel for Couples)

Why Charismatics and Non-Charismatics Can Get Along

Tom Schreiner: “We don’t have to deny that our view on spiritual gifts or on...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Southern Seminary)

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This week’s free stuff Friday’s is brought to you by our friends at Southern Seminary.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:09

Counsel for Couples

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Over the past few years, we have been blessed with an incredible volume of resources related to biblical counseling. From primers for amateur counselors to in-depth examinations of specific issues, we are now well-served with resources meant to address a host of common issues. New to the field is...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:03

A La Carte (March 15)

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There are a few new Kindle deals that you may want to consider for your virtual connection.

(Yesterday on the blog: Exclusive Preview & Bonus Resources for A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible)

The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this...

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We are just two weeks away from the release date for my new book A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible (which I co-authored with Josh Byers). In it we have attempted to make the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen, understood, and experienced like never before. To do...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:04

A La Carte (March 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the whole Gospel for Life series from B&H.

(Yesterday on the blog: Should Christians “Self Care?”)

Don’t Mistake Transfer Growth for Evangelism

Transfer growth isn’t necessarily bad, but we sure don’t want to be content with only...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:03

Should Christians “Self Care?”

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Words and phrases come and go. Both within the church and without, they often rise for a while, then quietly slip into decline and disuse. It is an annual tradition for dictionaries to announce the new words they are adding as well as the antiquated ones they are removing. In recent days,...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:53

A La Carte (March 13)

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Crossway has just released the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible, and Westminster Books already has it on sale.

Today’s Kindle deals include several books by Paul Washer as well as a few others.

No Private Matter

I appreciate this look at social media debate and conversation. “Surely...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 20:30

A La Carte (March 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole load of books from Zondervan, many of which will appeal to those of you who are academically inclined.

(Yesterday on the blog: What’s the Purpose (and the Benefit) of Family Devotions?)

What It’s Like to ‘Vote’ in North Korea

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Monday, 11 March 2019 02:01

Haunted by the Perfect Being

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This week the sponsored post is proved by Baker Books and is adapted from Matthew Barrett’s new book None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God. Matthew Barrett is the author ofNone Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God. He is associate professor of Christian theology at...

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What’s the purpose of family devotions? Probably no habit or discipline is so lauded, recommended, or even commanded among Christian families than this. But what’s the point of it? What is it meant to accomplish? Over many years of leading family devotions, I have been surprised to...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:06

A La Carte (March 11)

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As is typical for Mondays, there’s a nice little group of Kindle deals to work through, most of which are from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer)

Sin Is Cosmic Treason

You’ve probably heard R.C. Sproul’s description of sin as cosmic treason. Here’s...

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