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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Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

The Easiest Sin to Justify

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As we grow in grace and become ever-more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, we wondrously, inevitably find that sin is loosening its grip on us. Sins that once tormented us are now mere irritations; temptations that once consistently overwhelmed us now arouse little interest or enthusiasm. We...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:59

A La Carte (January 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of books from Crossway; the common denominator seems to be preaching. You’ll also find many volumes of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Headlines and Happening, a roundup of some of the things...

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As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing a pastor who had been called out for sins committed 20 years ago and they were expressing sympathy for the girl he...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 21:30

“Be Kind” Prints and T-Shirts

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We are excited to announce a new Visual Theology wall print and t-shirt. It’s a simple but stylish rendition of Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” We made it because we need it–we need the...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 19:37

Weekend A La Carte (January 13)

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There isn’t a whole lot to report today on the Kindle deals front. That’s not unusual for a Saturday, I suppose. If you’re into printed books you may be interested in Reformation Heritage Books’ winter clearance sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Year I Saw...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Getty and Spurgeon)

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This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Lifeway. There will be 5 winners this week (though, unfortunately, we need to limit them to North America). Each will receive a package that includes a copy of  Sing! by Keith and Kristyn Getty, and a CSBSpurgeon Study...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:00

The Year I Saw Billions of Dollars in Art

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This year I visited museums—many, many museums. I spent time in world-class exhibits in Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Switzerland. I encountered significant historical artifacts and gazed at world-renowned works of art. I stood face to face with Augustus of Prima Porta, gazed at the...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:03

A La Carte (January 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just three titles, but each of them is worthy of a place in your library.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #10)

Developing a Sending Culture in Our Churches

Are you going to be at the G3 conference in Atlanta next...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 20:39

New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #10

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays. Every year I get literally hundreds of books in the mail. That’s one of the perks of being a book reviewer. As they come in, I take a look at them, I put them in a big old stack right down here and then from time to time I take the big stack,...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:06

A La Carte (January 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a new study Bible, a book on counseling, and a solid theological resource.

(Yesterday on the blog:  Deciphering the Covers of Christian Books)

Seduced By a Comfortable Life

“Most people would agree that living in places like Australia or the United States...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:00

Deciphering the Covers of Christian Books

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You’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, right? I understand the sentiment, but we really can’t help ourselves. Covers contain crucial information both in their design and in their words. There is some information on a book’s cover that many people don’t know...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 19:01

A La Carte (January 10)

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There isn’t a whole lot to speak of in Kindle deals. The search continues. Meanwhile, on the print side, Westminster Books is kicking off their year by having a sale on some of last year’s bestsellers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Devotional Resources for Children (Video))

Announ...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 20:00

Devotional Resources for Children

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As Christian parents it is our great desire that our children come to know the Lord. For them to know the Lord, they need to learn how to encounter him in his word and to speak to him in prayer. From a young age we are trying to instill in them this habit of reading the Bible and praying. Over time...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 18:59

A La Carte (January 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good choices, so be sure to give them a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: I discussed key Themes (or Challenges) for Reformed Christians in 2018)

Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches

This is an interesting article to see in The...

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This sponsored post was provided by Lifeway and written by Keith Getty.

Do you avoid joining in with congregational worship in church because you think you can’t sing? 

Perhaps you can recall an awkward conversation as a child when you were asked to mouth the words, rather than sing them;...

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For good or for ill, 2017 is in the rear view mirror and a new year is upon us. As we set out into 2018, I find myself pondering some of the issues that may be especially pertinent to Reformed Christians in the year ahead. I am no prophet (see number three below), but do keep my ear to the ground,...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:43

A La Carte (January 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty eclectic collection of works.

(On Saturday I attempted to provide a link to An EPIC Evening in Belfast but gave the wrong link. So here it is again. If you’re in or near Belfast, consider checking it out!)

When Spurgeon was Invited to Preach at...

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Welcome to Headlines & Happenings where I try to pick up some of the themes that were popular among Christians in the week that has just passed. This is actually harder than it sounds, especially in a relatively slow week like the one right after New Year’s!

Resolutions

The Christian...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 19:47

Weekend A La Carte (January 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books you may want to look at.

(Yesterday on the blog: a list of my picks for some of The Best CCM Debut Albums)

An EPIC Evening in Belfast

I will be in Belfast on January 30 and would love to meet you for an informal drop-in event at the Evangelical...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 20:00

The Best CCM Debut Albums

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Sometimes you heard a band’s or artist’s debut album and think, “I’ll keep an eye on them.” Sometimes you hear it and think, “I’m hooked.” There are some artists who take two or three albums to really hit their stride while others make their mark...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:44

A La Carte (January 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few for Christians and a pretty long list of general market deals as well.

(Yesterday at the blog: A brief video about Kids and Cellphones)

Cultural Myths About Truth and Love

“A witness for Christ in any age—and certainly in this present...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:45

Kids and Cellphones – Three-Minute Thursdays #9

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays, where, in three minutes or less, I try to say something useful, maybe even helpful, about a subject that’s of interest to people like you and me. Today I want to talk about our kids and their cellphones. Really, I want to talk about when...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 18:39

A La Carte (January 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals are a bit of a grab bag, but there’s probably something there for everyone.

Logos users will want to check out the deals on works by Piper, MacArthur, Sproul, and others.

(Yesterday at the blog: The 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America)

On Being a...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:00

The 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America

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Newsmax recently released their picks for the 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. I’m sure it was no small project to sift through the thousands of possibilities among the millions of Evangelicals to arrive at a mere 100. Their top-ten are Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Joel Osteen,...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 19:07

A La Carte (January 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include many volumes in the Christ Centered Exposition Commentary series which is great for general readers. You may also want to sort through the list of their monthly general market deals.

(Yesterday at the blog: Love Thy Body, a review of what I think will be one of the...

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