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, 22 May 2017 21:00

Embrace Your Purpose

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At this very moment, you are running a race. You are running a race even if you are sitting on the bus reading these words on your phone, even if you are reading this to take a break from the drudgery of your work. Everywhere and at all times you are running the race of all races, the Christian...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 19:50

A La Carte (May 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a couple of modern-day books worth reading.

Do Catholics and Protestants believe in the same Trinity?

“Many people are happy to say that Muslims and Christians believe in different gods based on what they think about Jesus....

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Monday, 22 May 2017 02:00

So Others May Hear and Live

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This sponsored post was prepared by Erik Odegard, Director of Fusion at Midwestern College.

“Oh God, please do whatever it takes to make me happy.”

This was the cry of a sixteen year-old unconverted boy we encountered on one mission trip. And while this statement may elicit a number...

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Every four years another Olympics begins and the whole world becomes obsessed with activities they haven’t thought about since the last games. Suddenly we find ourselves waking up early and staying up late to watch athletes pole vault and throw javelins and dive into pools. We can’t...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 19:54

A La Carte (May 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a hodgepodge of books which are worth checking out.

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians. Enjoy your day off!

What If I Don’t Feel Forgiven?

“There is an important difference between guilt and guilt feelings. The distinction is between that which is...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:00

You, Yes You, Are a Minister!

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Sometimes God’s truth goes into your life like a quiet whisper. Sometimes it goes in like a hand grenade. Have you had one of those times? One day you hear a sermon, or you have a conversation with a fellow church member, or maybe a friend confronts you with a sin they’ve seen in your...

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I love to review books that are of special interest to Christians. And even when I’m not able to review them, I still love to make people aware of titles that are new and noteworthy. Based on the number of books that are stuffed into my mailbox just about every day, I presume that Christian...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 20:09

Weekend A La Carte (May 21)

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Westminster Books has a great deal on various works by John Frame. You can’t go wrong with any of his books.

Public Discourse in the Age of Social Media

“Christians must understand that the medium of social media has a tendency to cheapen that which is rich and to deprecate that which is...

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention which, as you know, also sponsored the blog this week. ERLC has recently released a series of books titled “The Gospel for Life” and they are giving away...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:00

Nobody Respects a Blogger

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Blogs have come a long way in a short time. Though an early form of blogging existed as early as the 90s, it was not until the early 2000s that the term became widely-used and the medium became widely-adopted. In this way blogging is still in its infancy, though some are convinced it’s also...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:02

A La Carte (May 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books and a couple of Bibles.

Hey Bill Johnson & Bethel Church… 

“I receive emails from people around the world who are deeply confused and frightened by the teaching and supposed ‘miracle’ ministry of Bill Johnson,...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 21:00

Advance! Advance in Favor

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When I was in my early 20s, one of my friends had a sudden experience of spiritual growth and enthusiasm. Suddenly, he had a new fervor for the Lord and a fresh desire to serve him. He began using new words and imaginative phrases to describe his relationship with God and his longing to live for...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 19:41

A La Carte (May 18)

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Christian Audio is having a mix and match sale; select 4 books and you’ll get all 4 for $15. Maybe load up your phone before that long vacation drive?

Eight Of The Most Common Worship Leading Mistakes

Jamie Brown: “Our goal is not to become flawless worship leaders who never make...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:00

The Whole Christian Life Every Sunday

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A well-planned worship service is a tremendous blessing to those who participate in it. A well-planned service is not necessarily one in which the projector never flickers and the microphones never buzz, or one in which the transitions are smooth and the sermon doesn’t go long. Rather, a...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:02

A La Carte (May 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include rather slim pickings, but there are still a couple of new ones.

Six Things to Know About God’s Wrath

“This theme of the wrath (or anger) of God toward sin and sinners is clearly and widely taught in the Bible. This truth is so interwoven with the hope of...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 21:00

Fast from Food, Not Facebook

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Fasting is, by far, the least-appreciated and least-practiced spiritual discipline. There is a curious apathy about a discipline Jesus assumed his followers would practice. After all, just as he gave instruction on prayer prefaced by the words “And when [not if] you pray…,” he...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 19:57

A La Carte (May 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent deals from Tim Keller, John MacArthur, James White, and others.

Learning for Life

“The lack of teachability is probably the single greatest hindrance to our growth in grace and it’s a form of pride.” It sure is!

Spring (Video)

This...

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This sponsored post was prepared by Russell D. Moore on behalf of the 2017 ERLC National Conference: Christ-Centered Parenting in a Complex World.

I recently received an email from a parent who had discovered her teenager in sexual sin, and was wondering how to respond to it as a Christian...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:00

Advance! Advance in Stature

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How big is God? This is the kind of question most children ask at one time or another. They know that they are weak and that God is strong, they know that they are tiny and that the universe is immense, and so they naturally wonder, “Just how big is this God, anyway?” And in some way,...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:03

A La Carte (May 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several by Jared Wilson and, since his books are all worth reading, today’s a good day to stock up. There are some other noteworthy books there as well.

How Pixar Lost Its Way

Basically, Disney ruined it. “The painful verdict is all but indisputable: The...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 21:30

Read Some Mother’s Day Tributes!

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A few weeks ago I asked Will You Write a Mother’s Day Tribute?. Many people took up the challenge and today I want to share some of them. I asked people to mark their Mother’s Day tributes with the hashtag #dearmom17, so what I list here are drawn from articles listed with...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 21:03

Dear Mom

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Dear Mom,

We don’t really do this stuff, do we? We don’t often feel the need to say what we assume the other person already knows. It’s that British reserve, I suspect. But on this Mother’s Day, I want to tell just some of what you mean to me, and I’ll do it through a...

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I receive questions—lots and lots of questions—as part of the feature I call Ask Me Anything. Here is another attempt to answer a few of them.

I had an abortion when I was in college. I have confessed that sin to God and know I have been forgiven. I am now dating and about to be engaged,...

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Friday, 12 May 2017 19:33

Weekend A La Carte (May 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals. You may want to grab Grant Osborne’s new Revelation commentary while it’s heavily discounted.

Why We Don’t Need to Fear the Moment of Our Death

This is comforting. “Though as believers we know that Heaven awaits us after death,...

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Logos Bible Software who also sponsored the blog this week. They are offering a great prize this week: One winner will receive Logos 7 Silver. There’s no better way to kickstart your Logos collection!

Starting your study in Logos has...

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