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, 14 May 2018 19:55

A La Carte (May 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are definitely worth a quick look.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Want To Buy Your Cheapest Phone!)

The Role of Parents in Preparing for the Ministry

David Murray writes, “Over the years, I’ve been collecting principles or maxims from the...

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Master’s University, written by John Beck, Business Faculty and Chair of the Organizational Management degree, online at The Master’s University.

When we discuss the general revelation of God in creation, it is impossible for me to get very far...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:11

I Want To Buy Your Cheapest Phone!

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A few weeks ago I walked into my local Best Buy, marched up to the counter, and said “I want to buy your cheapest phone.” The guy looked at me quizzically for a moment, then wandered over to the shelf and returned with a box labeled “Polaroid A300.”

“Forty-nine bucks....

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:57

A La Carte (May 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the usual collection of weekly discounts from Crossway.

Facing Our Fear of Failure

“We never forget our spectacular failures; but more often than not, the fear, regret, and embarrassment evaporate, leaving behind the residue of a humorous story. After we have...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 20:30

Sunday A La Carte (May 13)

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This was another week in which I found so many good articles I thought I’d put togethers a Sunday edition of A La Carte. I hope you enjoy it! And, of course, happy Mother’s Day to my mother and yours! We’ll begin today with a few articles by or for moms.

That’s What Moms Do

You...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 20:46

Weekend A La Carte (May 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics to add to your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Great Big List of Recommended Books)

Battle Over Books

“How did a book on transgenderism, hormone therapy, and sex change surgery end up on a popular list for elementary school...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan, who also sponsored the blog this week.

There will be 5 winners this week and each will receive a copy of the book How to Get Unstuck by Matt Perman. Here is what it is all about:

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:03

A Great Big List of Recommended Books

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A friend made the request. He’s looking for books to read and to recommend to others. “Give me a list of 50 or 60 authors you’ve read and a representative book by each of them.” His wish is my command. Here are 50 or 60 contemporary authors I’ve read and a book by each...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:56

A La Carte (May 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few that are definitely worth checking out.

Christian Audio has a Mother’s Day sale that includes my new book Devoted and many others for just $5.

(Yesterday on the blog: Ask Me Anything: Advice for Marriage and Concerns in the Church Today)

The Busy Critic...

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One of my favorite things to do is answer questions, and especially when I’ve got no idea what those questions will be. Today I’ve got two more short videos for you, both of which were shot at a recent Ask Me Anything event in London, England. The first is some advice for those...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 19:57

A La Carte (May 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list that includes various topics across various publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Just Forget About Marriage for a Minute!)

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

“Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:56

Just Forget About Marriage for a Minute!

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We are a people obsessed with love. We crave love and long to both extend and receive it. It is the subject of our favorite films, the theme of our treasured poems, the thrill of our happy hearts. Yet for all the love we see and experience, there is one much greater than them all. While we find it...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:48

A La Carte (May 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that span the categories.

Westminster Books is holding a clearance sale to clear out some overstock; there are good deals to be had.

(Yesterday on the blog: Matt Chandler’s Radical Reminder that “God Is For God”)

5 Things...

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It takes two ingredients to deliver a message that really sticks. It takes the right message and it takes the right time. Matt Chandler’s 2012 sermon “God is For God” is an example of this kind of timely message. When I announced this Great Sermons Series, it did not take...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 19:55

A La Carte (May 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books that are work a peek.

(Yesterday on the blog: Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?)

Jesus and Joysticks: Why the Church Should Stop Making Fun of Video Gamers

“Church leaders could be insulting more than half of the homes in their...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 02:01

John Piper and the Power of Vision

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Today’s post is written by Matt Perman, author of What’s Best Next and his new book How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity, and is sponsored by Zondervan.

Six years into his thirty-three-year ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church, John Piper wrote in his...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 20:01

Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?

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Three little letters make a world of difference. Together i, s, and h distinguish Christian from Christianish and mark the difference between right and wrong, life and death, heaven and hell. There is nothing better for your spiritual wellbeing than to be in a Christian church. There is nothing...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 19:54

A La Carte (May 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are mostly themed around Mother’s Day.

There are a couple of notable deals from Logos: Many top commentaries are discounted; also you can get 20% off a base package this month.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor (The Decline of...

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I consider it a joy and an honor that anyone would take the time to pen a letter to the editor. It’s a double blessing to be able to share some of them with you. Be sure to give these ones a read, as I think you’ll benefit from them.

Letters on Why Christians Blogs Aren’t What...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 20:48

Weekend A La Carte (May 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one…

(Yesterday on the blog: It’s No Tragedy To Miss the Model)

Let Your Kids Experience Failure

“Watching your children fail is much harder than you might expect. Many of us high achievers solve problems for a living. We need to fight against...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away a brand new book that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship by John Piper. There will be five winners this week and...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 20:07

It’s No Tragedy To Miss the Model

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When I was a kid, one of my hobbies was building model airplanes. I’m sure you remember those little boxes of plastic parts you’d buy at a hobby shop or toy store. Your job was to paint them, glue them, and make them into something that bore a resemblance to an airplane. I must have...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 20:02

A La Carte (May 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but perhaps one will grab your attention. Also, the Counterpoint series of “multiple views” books is on sale.

Westminster Books has a deal on books related to productivity. If you buy Matt Perman’s new one, they’ll...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 20:09

My New Book: Devoted

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Today I am pleased to announce the release of a new book titled Devoted: Great Men and Their Godly Moms. Those who have been reading this site for a while will remember a series of blog articles I wrote after spotting a trend in the lives of Christian men–many of them count their mother as...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 19:32

A La Carte (May 3)

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I was not able to track down any Kindle deals for books that weren’t pretty much blatant heresy. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Logos users will want to check out this month’s free and nearly-free books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Are You Addicted To Your Phone? Take a Quiz to Find...

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