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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Friday, 24 May 2019 21:05

Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books from RHB and a classic systematic theology.

If you are or ever have been a fan of Christian music, you probably won’t know what to do with this information any more than I did. “Kevin Max (dcTalk), John Schlitt (Petra), Billy Smiley...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:11

What I Pack In My Spiritual First Aid Kit

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Last year, before I set out on my journey round the world, I did a bit of research on the first aid supplies I ought to bring with me. After all, at some points I would be pretty far off the beaten path and pretty far from emergency care. I found all kinds of recommendations and put together a...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:06

A La Carte (May 24)

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Westminster Books is offering 50% off all Christian Focus titles. Personally, the CF books I treasure most and use with greatest frequency are Nick Needham’s volumes on church history; they are phenomenal and written at just the right level.

The Literal Word Bible app may appeal to you,...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:03

A La Carte (May 23)

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Those who hunt for Kindle deals will find a few options today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation)

Cautious about Causation

Kevin DeYoung warns against being incautious when it comes to establishing causation. “People are complicated, and history is...

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It’s not like we’re hurting for books about a Christian understanding of work. In fact, the past few years have seen nothing short of an explosion of interest in the subject. So when yet another showed up in my mailbox, I was tempted to set it aside. I was tempted, that is, until I saw...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 20:10

A La Carte (May 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few odds and ends. You may also want to look at Westminster Books and their sale on Bibles.

Is There Really an “Orthodox” View on Sexuality?

Trevin Wax: “Many denominations in the West have been rocked by controversy over sexuality these days,...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 20:12

A La Carte (May 21)

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There are a couple of commentaries in today’s Kindle deals; the Galatians volume is a great buy at that price.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Following a Parenting Method)

The Subtle Art Of Growing

Chris Thomas writes about writing. “Though the act of writing has...

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Some parents embark on the great task of raising a child already convinced of a particular parenting method. They’ve done the research, read the books, scoured the forums, and have made up their minds. Other parents embark on the great task of raising a child without having put any...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:12

A La Carte (May 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books about prayer.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in May)

End-of-Life Comfort Measures: A Realistic Assessment

When our critically ill loved ones cannot speak to us, we wrestle with impossible decisions of whether to...

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Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:48

How We Worshipped One Sunday in May

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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 so hoping they serve as a model of how one church attempts to worship the Lord in a distinctly biblical way. In this case I’m sharing a service in which we baptized four new believers.

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Friday, 17 May 2019 20:40

Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

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There are some rock-solid books in today’s list of Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?)

Why Preaching MIGHT Be a Walk in The Park

“To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 19:47

How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?

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“Love is a many splendored thing,” says the old song. Love has many hues, many shades, many facets. Love has many features to observe, many marvels to behold. There is so much to love that none of us can ever experience it in all its forms. Not even close. Yet while none of us can ever...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 19:44

A La Carte (May 17)

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There are a few Kindle deals for you to take a look at if you are so inclined.

Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe. Good.

This is so encouraging to see, even if only from across an international border. “We are witnessing the beginnings of an anti-abortion legislative...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:58

A La Carte (May 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include various odds and ends!

I’m quite enthusiastic about the new series of 31-Day Counseling Devotionals. Westminster has them at up to 50% off this week.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask))

What Is The...

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I’ve seen churches where the pastor has been treated terribly—a slave forced to cede to the congregation’s every whim. I’ve seen churches where the pastor has been treated heroically—a superstar who exists above all critique and accountability. Surely the biblical...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 20:13

A La Carte (May 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals are headlined by John MacArthur and Warren Wiersbe, though a couple of other authors are represented as well.

Were the First Christians Socialists?

Kevin DeYoung: “At first glance it can look like the first-century church modeled an early form of socialism. After all,...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 19:55

A La Carte (May 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a nice selection of good reads.

Last week I put together a list of new and notable books for May. Westminster Books is holding a giveaway and giving you a chance to win them all!

(Yesterday on the blog: I Love Parenting Teenagers!)

Walk with Me Through a Midlife...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:08

I Love Parenting Teenagers!

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“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,” says Solomon, and “the fruit of the womb a reward.” But to hear it from others, you might think those words don’t apply to teenagers. “Just wait until they’re sixteen,” you often hear older parents say,...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:02

A La Carte (May 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a trio of books from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer)

U.S. Adults Are Spending Big on Video Games

Gamers aren’t exactly who most people think they are. “The average American video gamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their...

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Saturday, 11 May 2019 20:14

A Pastoral Prayer

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Among the resources I love to provide the wider church are samples of our local church’s services, as well as samples of our pastoral prayers and other elements. I put these out there in the hope that other people can benefit from them. This pastoral prayer was prayed recently by Paul Martin,...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 21:08

Weekend A La Carte (May 11)

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There are a few more Kindle deals to round out the week.

Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Books for May

The Mission Field Needs ESL Teachers. Can You Be One of Them?

“There is a great opportunity for all types of English speakers—students, teachers, retirees—to help...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Moody Publishers who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away five copies of Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream by Brian Fikkert and Kelly M. Kapic.

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 20:05

10 New and Notable Books for May

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It’s that time again! I couldn’t possibly read or review every good book (not to mention every bad book) that finds its way into my mailbox. However, I do like to look them all over and let my readers know about some of the new ones that are most noteworthy. So here are the new and...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 19:55

A La Carte (May 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a book by Jen Pollock Michel as all as one by John Piper.

Why Did Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

This question came up very recently in our family devotions: Why did Jesus, of all people, need to get baptized? “Baptism wasn’t just something Jesus commanded...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 20:01

A La Carte (May 9)

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I was not able to track down any particularly interesting Kindle deals for today. We’ll try again on Friday!

(Yesterday on the blog: The Wonderful, Glorious Jesus)

When Contentment Sneaks Up on You

“I haven’t arrived at full contentment yet. I’d say nobody ever will, until we...

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