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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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:10

Updates on Life, Health, Travels, and Family

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I thought I might break into the regularly-scheduled programming at this site to provide a few updates on what’s going on in my life, vocation, and family. I’ve got a few updates on health, projects, travel, and so on.

Health

Quite a number of people have asked about my health, and...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:09

A La Carte (November 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the complete NIV Application Commentary series which has many strong volumes. There are a few other books as well.

Hope for the Girl with a Sexual Past

I know this is an area of significant struggle for some. “Like my coworker, I previously believed I could...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 19:11

A La Carte (November 12)

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There’s the usual list of Kindle deals to at least glance at today.

Amazon has quite a lot of board games and other toys on sale today.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Husband’s Perspective on a Postpartum Body)

Honoring “Grandma Taylor” – Living Veteran of World War II

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:56

A Husband’s Perspective on a Postpartum Body

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It was with sorrow but not surprise that I read a recent article at Risen Motherhood. In The Gospel Frees Us From Shame: Embracing Sexual Intimacy with a Postpartum Body, Lauren Washer writes about an experience that’s common among women who have given birth to one or more children. “I...

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:53

A La Carte (November 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and a whole lot of newer works.

(Parenthetically, I happened to notice that Amazon has Timbuk2 backpacks and bags on sale today; that makes them really good bags at a very good price.)

Will We Remember Our Life in Heaven? Even the Trauma?

Wyatt Graham...

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 19:00

How We Worshipped One Sunday in November

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From time to time I like to share one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. In that vein, here is how we worshiped on one November Sunday morning. This week’s cast of characters included Steve as service leader, Paul as preacher, and Allie as music leader. The band was...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 19:25

Weekend A La Carte (November 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of classics.

Not surprisingly, Westminster Books is featuring deals on Christmas-related books (both for personal reading and for giving away to others).

(Yesterday on the blog: The Creaking on the Stairs)

3 Ways to Stay Christian During Election Season

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Friday, 08 November 2019 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (The Good Book Company)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Good Book Company who also sponsored the blog this week. They have 5 packages of their latest releases to give away, which means 5 winners will each receive the following titles:

Pray Big by Alistair Begg

So many of us struggle with prayer. Many...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 18:59

The Creaking on the Stairs

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You do meet some interesting people in the Christian world, whether such meetings happen through real-life interactions or whether they happen through books and blogs. When it comes to Mez McConnell, I’ve met him in all of those ways—I have read his books, I have read many of the...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 18:55

A La Carte (November 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some Bible study material, some books by Jen Pollock Michel, and a couple of volumes from the New Studies in Biblical Theology series.

Also, Amazon has some board games on sale today if you want to stock up.

Then there are some pretty good Logos deals to be had this...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 19:09

A La Carte (November 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one, but it’s a brand new one from Os Guinness that looks worth considering. Besides that, there’s a long list of general market deals that may be good to sort through.

(Yesterday on the blog: Will You Help Me Worship Round the World?)

An Eternal...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 19:47

Will You Help Me Worship Round the World?

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Today I am announcing an exciting new project that I think will prove a blessing to you and a blessing to Christ’s church. But in order to make it possible, I am going to need your help.

Over the coming months, I hope to write a book and shoot a video series that will give a unique and vivid...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 19:40

A La Carte (November 6)

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I fixed yesterday’s Kindle deals for those who were wondering, and added some new ones as well.

When Loneliness is Your Closest Companion

This one may just bring a tear to your eye. “‘I don’t cook much anymore, my husband past away a year ago, and my life is so different now....

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Monday, 04 November 2019 18:57

A La Carte (November 5)

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It’s mostly odds and ends on the Kindle deals list this morning.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why It Matters that We Call the Final Book of the Bible Revelation, not Revelations)

Not My Fault

“Do you notice the difference? The language of brokenness and shame is passive language. It is...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 01:01

Are You Bored With The Nativity?

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company, publishers of Repeat The Sounding Joy, A daily Advent devotional on Luke 1 – 2, by Christopher Ash.

Confession time: I don’t particularly like Christmas. I think it goes back to my days as a local church minister with a young...

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It’s probably one of the most common and commonly-missed errors Christians make when speaking about the Bible—they call the final book of the Bible “Revelations” instead of “Revelation.” The difference is subtle—a single “s.” Yet that little...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 18:42

A La Carte (November 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of titles from Matthias Media.

Logos has begun a Pre Black Friday sale with new deals every week. This week they’ve heavily discounted many of their Mobile Ed courses.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness)

Advice for...

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Saturday, 02 November 2019 20:01

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness

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Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music. Below you will find a video along with downloadable sheet music.

If we examine our personal devotions or listen in on a prayer meeting, our thanksgiving often focuses on health and position, family and friends, home and belongings (and all these are...

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Friday, 01 November 2019 21:23

Weekend A La Carte (November 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include another long list of interesting titles. November has gotten off to quite the start!

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for November)

Romans 7 and a Post-Conversion Perspective

I guess this debate won’t end until Christ’s return, but for now I...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:26

New and Notable Books for November

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November has only just begun, but books have been pouring in at a ridiculous pace over the past few weeks. I thought there would be value in turning the giant pile that’s been accumulating in my office into a much smaller pile of the few that look most notable.

ESV Expository Commentary. The E...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:24

A La Carte (November 1)

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There is a huge and varied list of Kindle deals to begin the new month.

Logos users will definitely want to grab the free book of the month—an excellent commentary. And you’ll probably want to grab the two discounted volumes as well.

Westminster Books is having a week-long sale based...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:52

A La Carte (October 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple, but among them is The Coddling of the American Mind which, though not a Christian book, has been of great interest to many Christians.

(Yesterday on the blog: What An Expert on Sexual Abuse Says About Sleepovers)

My Love Cannot Save You

I really...

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It was quite a long time ago that I wrote an article about sleepovers, explaining why my family chose to just say “no” to allowing our children to stay over with friends. Though this sometimes upset or angered our children, and just as often upset or angered their friends’...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:36

A La Carte (October 30)

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There is once again lots to choose from when it comes to Kindle deals today.

How Is the Gospel Witness in Rome?

Leonardo De Chirico: “More than being associated with the Protestant Reformation in all its varieties, Italy is traditionally linked to the Counter-Reformation epitomized by the...

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Monday, 28 October 2019 19:25

A La Carte (October 29)

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There’s a growing number of Kindle deals available as we head toward Reformation Day. Today there’s an amazing list of titles from Zondervan.

Logos users have just two days left to get a free Jonathan Edwards book; they can add two more for a combined total of $6.98.

(Yesterday on the...

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