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, 17 November 2017 23:00

New Visual Theology: Subway-Style Prints

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Our collection of Visual Theology material continues to grow. Most recently we have added some beautiful and informational subway-style prints that may be of interest to you or to somebody on your holiday shopping list. There are three in the collection so far: Apostle’s Creed, Elder...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 20:38

Weekend A La Carte (November 18)

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I am in (on?) Rhode Island today, speaking at a little church-based conference here. If you are in the area, feel free to drop by Perryville Bible Church as it’s an open event. Meanwhile, here are some items to read or watch…

Amy Carmichael: A Soldier’s Life

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Friday, 17 November 2017 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Missional Wear)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Missional Wear. There are some very unique items up for grabs! You are among the first to see these brand new limited edition products for the season. One predestined winner will take home a Spurgeon ugly Christmas sweatshirt, another will get a...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:10

Victims and Victimizers and a Sin-Sick World

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Aileen and I have developed a shared passion for photography, especially for landscape photography. A little while ago, she began to follow various landscape photographers on Instagram and made an interesting observation: almost all of them are men. She began to wonder why, so asked Google and...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:00

A La Carte (November 17)

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I dug up just a handful of new Kindle deals for today. I expect we will see a lot more of them in the next week.

Westminster Books has a sale on some new books for kids.

Doing Spiritual Warfare Without All The Weirdness

“People tend to talk about spiritual warfare in one of two ways: 1) Not at...

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If you are a Christian (and maybe even if you’re not) you’ve probably heard of “love languages.” I believe love languages can be both helpful and unhelpful depending how we use them. In this video I try to explain where they are helpful and where perhaps they aren’t....

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:55

A La Carte (November 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of great titles, many of which lead toward the academic.

Christian Audio is having a $5 sale on books that are of interest to women. There are some good ones and some pretty awful ones, so be choosy! (Recommended: Wolgemuth, Mahaney, Alsup, Michel,...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:00

The Art of Godliness, Episode 9: Personal Devotions

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Welcome to another episode of The Art of Godliness podcast. In this podcast, Paul Martin and I do our utmost to provoke you obey God in leading a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This time around we are discussing the always-important and always-difficult subject of...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:09

A La Carte (November 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few you’ll want to look at if you’re an avid reader.

Be sure to check out Westminster Books for a great deal on A Puritan Theology, a giant book I’ve found tremendously helpful.

Opinion Polls and the ‘Evangelical’ Illusion

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I have grown accustomed to hearing about the horrific state of evangelicalism in the United States of America. The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has seemed to add some new fuel to that fire, a fresh opportunity to bemoan the sorry state of the church today. It has apparently...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 18:59

A La Carte (November 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an interesting little mix of books.

Another Actress Accuses Kirk Cameron Of Treating Her With Respect

I don’t often link to the satire site The Babylon Bee, but this one is worth reading in the light of all the recent scandal in Hollywood.

Pastoring a Rural...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 01:01

The Reformed Gift Guide – Top Gifts for 2017

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This sponsored post was prepared by Missional Wear.

With only just over a month to prepare, the clock is ticking for you to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. My friends at Missional Wear have been hard at work creating theology infused goods that you will be proud to gift to your...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:45

Vlog: Why My Family Still Doesn’t Do Sleepovers

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Many years ago Aileen and I made a decision for our family, little knowing how that decision would end up reverberating around the world. We decided not to have our kids participate in sleepovers. Here’s why, many years later, my family still doesn’t do sleepovers. It’s available...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:45

A La Carte (November 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety of books from several good publishers. It’s one of the better days we’ve had lately.

At Cruciform Press we are glad to announce we’ve got a great new book for sale: Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert...

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I will keep the intro short: You ought to read and consider this brief excerpt from Derek Thomas’s commentary on Acts in which he shows how our expectations of pastors—and perhaps their expectations for themselves—are often far removed from God’s. If you’re in a huge...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 20:05

Weekend A La Carte (November 11)

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Check Westminster Books for a good deal on a new Bible for children.

Thoughts and Prayers

“What does it mean when a political leader says that the nation’s “thoughts and prayers” are with those who are in sorrow and grief?” Dr Mohler explains.

Bullet Trains and Birds...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (5 Books for 5 Winners)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. There will be five winners this week and each of them will receive a copy of each of these books:

  • Reformation Women by Rebecca Vandoodewaard. “In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:55

Joyfully Lifting Malformed Hands in Worship

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There are many reasons I love being a Christian, but right up there is being able to learn from others how to think in mature, biblical ways. Recently my friends Ewan and Rachel welcomed a new baby boy into their family, and immediately experienced a shock as they realized he had a significant...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:48

A La Carte (November 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a lot of titles that range from new guys to the older guys.

Do You Sleep Less Than Jesus?

“Of his thirty-plus years dwelling here bodily, God himself spent roughly one-third of that time asleep. He not only ate, drank, cried, and celebrated, like every...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 19:30

Children and Pornography – Three-Minute Thursdays #2

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Today’s pornography plague is reaching around the world and impacting even the youngest children. In this edition of Three-Minute Thursdays I offer three things parents ought to consider about children and pornography. I’ve got it in YouTube and Facebook formats, then a transcript for...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 18:41

A La Carte (November 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few good options, three of them excellent choices by John Stott.

Halladay Was Everybody’s Hero

Here is one for the baseball fans. Roy Halladay was one of my all-time favorite players (and my son’s) and it was truly sad to hear of his death. (This is...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:00

Sipping Saltwater

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Is there any sin we commit more but admit less than the sin of idolatry? As people who have knowingly and willingly deserted the one true God, we turn our hearts this way and that to find the satisfaction we are meant to find in him alone. We try first one thing and then the other yet never find...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 18:41

A La Carte (November 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few odds and ends.

Something is Wrong on the Internet

This is an odd but still important read for parents of young children. Despite the warnings of explicit content, it points more to what is weird and bizarre than perverse.

You Can’t Reform What You...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

Why We Can Rejoice that Marriage Will End

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Perhaps the most difficult thing to accept about marriage is that marriage will end–that it is, in the words of John Piper, merely momentary. I get 20 or 30 or maybe 60 years with Aileen as my wife, then the rest of eternity without. Honestly, I struggle to see how this can be a good thing....

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Monday, 06 November 2017 18:43

A La Carte (November 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a number of books (again) that are worth a quick look.

Tragedy in Texas: Christian Testimony in the Face of Evil

Al Mohler responds to the tragedy: “From a Christian worldview, we have to understand that the facts are important. It is not wrong to want...

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