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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Monday, 26 June 2017 02:01

How To Build a Solid Theological Library

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This sponsored post was prepared by Tyler Smith on behalf of Logos.

After a decade of Bible college, seminary, and ministry, I’d accumulated hundreds of books. Even so, I rarely had the resources I needed to thoroughly understand and teach a passage.

Simply put, my library was big but weak.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:00

Make Time To Be Bored

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Boredom isn’t what it used to be. Boredom used to be the absence of stimuli, the lack of interest in any available activity. Boredom was being left alone with your thoughts.

Today, though, boredom has taken on a new character. Today, boredom is the presence of a screen and an ever-scrolling...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:06

A La Carte (June 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole series of excellent books from 9Marks.

The Church of CrossFit

I see this all over the place: Once church has disappeared, people will replace it with something or anything.

Loving the People You Love to Hate

Jared Wilson: “Here’s how you know if...

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I’ve been surprised at how much people are enjoying these little summaries of our worship services at Grace Fellowship Church. I probably shouldn’t be, though, because I rather enjoy experiencing worship in other churches and learning how different communities of Christians worship the...

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What would it be like to spend time with history’s greatest theologian? Imagine if you had access to the greatest theological mind since Christ, not just for an hour or a day, but for years. Think of all the questions you might ask. Think of all the ways you could observe and imitate a life...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 21:04

Weekend A La Carte (June 24)

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Westminster Books has discounted a selection of new books from Crossway.

The Success Affair

“Working with such couples, I’ve found it interesting to note when the affairs happen. Often pastors get into an affair when ministry is going well, when they are achieving their ministerial career...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:00

No Man More Pitiful

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God had promised his people a land. He had promised to lead them out of captivity and into a place of their own. And now he had delivered them from their bondage in Egypt, he had led them across the Red Sea, he had remained with them for forty years of wandering, he had taken them safely across the...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:54

A La Carte (June 23)

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It has been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals, but there are at least a couple there worth checking out.

The History of Pews

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek history of the humble church pew. “Seating in churches didn’t really become a thing until parishioners got bored enough to...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:00

How To Distinguish True Zeal from False Zeal

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I fear there is a plague of complacency among Christians today. Whatever happened to zeal? Whatever happened to Christians who are on fire to know and obey God, who have (in the words of John Reynolds) “an earnest desire and concern for all things pertaining to the glory of God and the...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:02

A La Carte (June 22)

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Westminster Books is offering a solid discount on a very good collection of commentaries. You can’t go wrong with any of the ones they’ve highlighted.

Teens Who Choose Life in Unplanned Pregnancies Need Support and Respect, Not Shame

Here is a wise and winsome response to an article...

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It’s a fair question for the Arminian to ask: How can you preach the free offer of the gospel when you believe in a limited atonement? How can you preach the “whosoever” of John 3:16 if you cannot be certain that Christ’s atonement was for every person? How can you say,...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:00

A La Carte (June 21)

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

The Popular Christian Article We Need Fewer Of

Yes! “The internet could use more of a lot of things. It could use more hilarious gifs, more cute animal pictures, and absolutely more people being nice....

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Monday, 19 June 2017 21:00

Are You Content To Carry the Pins?

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Oh, Envy. You are a cunning enemy, a persistent foe. You linger on the sidelines of our lives, whispering your cunning words of discontentment. “You deserve better. You should have what he has. His success should be your success, her life your life.”

The Old Testament tabernacle had one...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 19:54

A La Carte (June 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals do not include the most exciting list of titles I’ve ever dug up, but there may still be a book or two to catch your eye.

Do More Better, my book on productivity, is about to release in a new Student Edition. We’re asking people to helps us choose a cover....

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Monday, 19 June 2017 02:01

Charles Spurgeon’s Dangerous Mission

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This sponsored post was provided by Christian T. George, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator, The C.H. Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

David once said, “There is only a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3). Charles Spurgeon almost...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 21:20

Redeem Your Time

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Is there anything more tragic than time? Is there anything that brings about deeper grief than seeing time pass us by, than acknowledging how much has already elapsed and how little remains? We who were made to live forever are now given a mere “threescore years and ten” (Psalm 90:10)...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 20:01

A La Carte (June 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a number of interesting books, most of them from Crossway.

Every Christian Ought To Be a Good Historian

Have I mentioned how glad I am that Michael Haykin is blogging? “Many in the modern world, sadly even Christians, see the past as little more than this: a...

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It has been too long since I’ve shared a selection of letters to the editor. Here are a few of the most noteworthy that have come my way recently. They cover blogging, preaching, gossip, and more.

Letters on Nobody Respects a Blogger

Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart,...

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It’s little surprise when privileged men rise to prominence. Born into high circumstances, given an exceptional education, and exposed to remarkable opportunities, no one marvels when these men are successful. But we take notice when men rise from the lowest and least likely of circumstances...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 19:30

Weekend A La Carte (June 17)

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It is a sunny summer weekend here in Ontario. We’ve got just two weeks of school remaining, then we’re officially on summer break. It has been well-earned and we are all looking forward to changing up the pace for a little bit.

But enough about me. Here are some links to get your...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Christian Audio)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Audio. They are giving away five prizes this week, each of which will be a $50 gift card that you can use to purchase anything from their site. It’s a great opportunity to load up before your summer vacation.

As it happens,...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:00

Consecutive Exposition Is Not the Only Way

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In many ways, the Reformed resurgence of the past couple of decades has been built upon a particular style of preaching. Many Reformed leaders have faithfully practiced and forcefully advocated what we might call “consecutive exposition.” This is the practice of preaching from the...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:04

A La Carte (June 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books that are worth a quick look. It has been a pretty good week on the Kindle front!

Don’t Leave Those Kids Alone

It’s been said that “Let no one despise you for your youth” is an incomprehensible passage today....

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 21:00

10 Sure Marks of Humility

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Is there any trait more odious than pride or more precious than humility? Is there any trait whose presence we so highly honor in others and whose absence we so readily excuse in ourselves? Truly, pride is the chief of sins and humility the highest of virtues. Yet the Christian has the joy of...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:00

A La Carte (June 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles, but one of them will also get you a free audiobook.

Westminster Books has some good deals this week, including a couple of important titles on suffering.

Diagnosing & Mortifying the Sin of Complaining

“The corruption of complaining is...

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