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, 24 September 2017 03:58

EPIC: Switzerland (Day 1)

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My EPIC trip to Switzerland continued today. I suppose it actually began today, since it was only this morning that our plane touched down. Here are my journal entries from the day that was.

Authors: Tim Challies...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:00

The End of the World As We Know It: An Infographic

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Of all the many requests we’ve had for infographics, none has been as consistent as the request for a visual presentation of the different views of the end times. And for good reason–it is a complicated and much-debated subject. Eager to please, we got to work on a graphic we’ve...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:03

EPIC: Switzerland (Day 0)

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A little while ago I announced a new project I’ve titled EPIC. In a series of journeys unfolding over the next 12 or 18 months, I’ll be traveling all over the globe searching for church history. I’ll be looking especially for key historical objects through which I’ll be able...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 20:53

Weekend A La Carte (September 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you will want to check out.

For some reason there has been a surge of interest in my book Do More Better. Here are some recent links: the Waiting Tables podcast, aimed at ministry leaders, interviewed me; so did indoubt which targets students. Dan had...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 02:45

Free Stuff Fridays

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, and they’re giving away 5 copies of A Theology of Biblical Counseling Video Lectures. There will be 5 winners this week and each will receive the lecture series.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 21:00

What’s the Purpose of … Children?

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It used to be so straightforward. We got married, then we had children. It’s just what we did. But then something changed, so that today both marriage and having children have become optional, matters of preference. Countless millions are choosing to delay marriage or take a pass on it...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 19:58

A La Carte (September 22)

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Readers may want to check out deals from Westminster Books on Our Secular Age from The Gospel Coalition or the ESV Thinline Bible from Crossway.

If you’ve never tried Logos before, the barrier to entry is lower than ever: They now have a free, browser-based version anyone can try.

Efficient or...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:00

Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids

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A key component of every parent’s task is helping our children form good habits. A key component of every Christian parent’s task is helping our children form the good habit of personal devotions. We are convinced that our children are sinners in need of God’s saving grace, we are...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:49

A La Carte (September 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a quirky collection of this and that.

Nabeel Qureshi’s Memorial Service

A celebration of Nabeel Qureshi’s life and ministry will take place this Thursday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at The Loop Campus of Houston’s First Baptist Church (7401...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:00

The Art of Godliness, Episode 2: Honoring Parents

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Today I bring you episode 2 of The Art of Godliness, the new podcast hosted by myself and my good friend Paul Martin. The purpose of the podcast is to think out loud and in public about how to live a quiet and peaceful life, godly and dignified in every way. After discussing conflict resolution in e...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 20:01

A La Carte (September 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few minor deals that may be worth a quick peek.

Westminster Books has a selection of Reformation-related titles on sale. You should probably read at least one book on the Reformation before October 31!

Speaking of which, you can get a copy of the classic biography...

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Though the name Visual Theology may be new, the idea is not. In fact, all the way back in the seventeenth century John Bunyan produced an incredible work of visual theology titled “A Map Shewing the Order and Causes of Salvation and Damnation.” In a pair of side-by-side timelines he...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 19:57

A La Carte (September 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles by John MacArthur as well as a few by other authors.

Yesterday Keith and Kristyn Getty kicked off their first Sing! conference. You can watch it for free via livestream if you’re so inclined.

Rejecting The Weekly Verdict

While this article applies...

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This sponsored post was prepared by Zondervan Academic and includes material written by Frank James, Douglas Moo, and Peter H. Davids for Zondervan Academic Online Courses.

One of the decisive doctrines to emerge from the Protestant Reformation—and central to Luther’s theology—was...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 21:00

The Duty of Diligence

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Of the many legacies of the Protestant Reformation, few have had greater and wider-reaching impact than the rediscovery of the biblical understanding of vocation. Before the Reformation, the only people considered to have a vocation or calling were those who were engaged in full-time church...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:37

A La Carte (September 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of top-notch Study Bibles.

Died: Nabeel Qureshi, Author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus’

“Nabeel Qureshi, a popular evangelist who found Jesus while seeking Allah, died Saturday of stomach cancer. The 34-year-old convert from Islam was an...

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It has been too long since I have compiled a collection of Letters to the Editor–letters from people who have read articles and are eager to respond. Here are some of the best from the past few weeks.

Letters on Is Your Church Messy Enough?

I wanted to comment on your use (and criticism) of the...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 20:22

Weekend A La Carte (September 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a number that are worth looking at.

Hebrews Bible Study

Last year Michael Kruger led a ladies’ Bible study on Romans through Reformed Theological Seminary. This year he’s working through Hebrews and the videos are being released on YouTube. This is a...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by B&H Publishing and they’ve got two exciting new books to give away. There will be three winners this week and each winner will receive a copy of both of these books.

Steal Away Home is a new kind of book based on historical research,...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:00

What’s the Purpose of … Sex?

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Our culture is ruled by sex, obsessed with sex, saturated in sex. It sometimes seems that everywhere we go and everywhere we look we are confronted with messaging about sexuality. So much of this messaging is false, misleading, and downright disturbing. A little historical perspective can be...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:53

A La Carte (September 15)

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Westminster Books has a great deal on what I think will be one of the books of the year (for parents, at least). Be sure to check it out!

Meanwhile, Logos has a really good deal on a really good commentary set (one of my favorites).

Will a Happy Marriage Prevent an Affair?

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:00

God Didn’t Write a Book

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The Bible is a book—God’s book. Even a child knows this, right? Except that the Bible isn’t a book. Not really.

The Bible was at first oral transmission passed from person to person, events and conversations observed, remembered, and shared. But it was still the Bible.

Then the...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:07

A La Carte (September 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals that actually appear on a fairly regular basis. Still…

Here’s some new Visual Theology that may interest you: Attributes of God Presentation Slides and The Kings of Israel.

(Yesterday at the blog I shared the first episode of a new podcast: T...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:00

Episode 1: Conflict in the Church

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Today I’m beginning something new: a podcast.  I’m co-hosting it with Paul Martin who is a close friend and a fellow elder at Grace Fellowship Church. Together we are taking a look at a variety of subjects of relevance to the Christian life. We are beginning in episode one with the...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:15

A La Carte (September 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting books as well as a whole commentary series.

Nothing Out of the Ordinary

With all the natural disasters happening these days, is it time to ask whether they tell us that something is happening? “But the thing that’s happening is this: we...

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