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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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:30

The Art of Godliness, Episode 11: The Weird One

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Paul and I began The Art of Godliness as an extension of our existing friendship. The conversations we’ve enjoyed as friends, colleagues, and co-elders simply spilled over into the podcast. This episode is perhaps the most obvious indicator of the fun we have as friends. In this eleventh and...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:40

A La Carte (November 29)

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We have been spoiled for choice lately when it comes to Kindle deals. Unfortunately I was not able to dig up any new ones today.

Glorification

You’re unlikely to read anything more encouraging today. “The Bible looks to a final chapter in the story of redemption called glorification. It...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 19:45

But Others Have It Worse

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I asked her about her illness, her pain, her suffering. She told me what she was going through, the difficulties she had already faced, and the rough road that lay ahead. She described the lingering pain, the powerful pills, the ugly side-effects, the inability to live normal life. Then she said,...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 19:23

A La Carte (November 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few new books that followed the glut of them we experienced the past few days.

Sexual Assault and the Scandal of Repentance

“Larry King is not a Christian. But he knows where the scandalous power of Christianity is found. It’s in the narrowness of...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 01:01

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?

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This sponsored post was provided by Crossway.

A Current Debate with Significant Ramifications

The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church. Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 20:15

The Makings of a Miserable Millennial

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If the millennial generation has experienced such ease and privilege, why are so many adrift and purposeless? In this video I ponder the making of a miserable millennial. As always, it’s available on YouTube and Facebook or, if you prefer to read about it, there’s a transcript as well....

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:14

Cyber Monday Deals for Christians

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Every year, more and more retailers participate in the day called “Cyber Monday.” And, as you can see below, many Christian companies have joined in. Here you’ll find a list of Cyber Monday deals that may be of particular interest to Christians.

Accordance

Accordance is offering 20%...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:11

A La Carte (November 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a long, long list of Cyber Monday specials.

Also be sure to check this list for more Cyber Monday Deals for Christians.

Their Friend Sang Amazing Grace and Was Shot

Be sure to read this one. “Stuck in a kidnap gang’s hideout in Nigeria’s lawless...

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 21:51

The Best Worship Song You Don’t Sing

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There are lots of great songs we can and do sing during our worship services. But my guess is that very few of us sing this one, and I consider it a hidden treasure. Of course, I do understand that it’s written in older language and perhaps not as accessible as some more modern songs. But I...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 18:57

Weekend A La Carte (November 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books that may be worth a peek.

Don’t miss the current sale from Westminster Books. And from Logos, don’t miss the one-week sale on the sermons of D.A. Carson.

You Too

Mary Kassian talks about the problem of violence against women....

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Friday, 24 November 2017 02:38

Free Stuff Fridays (Saints of Zion)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries.image Until Monday, you can downloadthe Saints of Zion album for free. In this new collection of sacred music for the church, Jeff Lippencott and R.C. Sproul provide hymns to enrich the worship of the people of God and bring glory...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:21

Black Friday 2017 Deals for Christians

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While there are many places you can go today to find deals on electronics and other big-ticket items, I like to provide a place for Christian retailers to make their deals known to Christians who are trying to kick-start their Christmas shopping. I will update this list regularly throughout the...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:08

A La Carte (November 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a list for Black Friday. (See also this list of general market deals.)

Don’t miss my annual Black Friday 2017 Deals for Christians roundup. It’s being updated all day.

Complicating Manhood and Womanhood

This is an important and challenging one....

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:52

New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #4

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How many books do I receive in the mail? Pretty much all of them! In this Three-Minute Thursdays I focus on six that may be of interest to you. As always, I provide this video in Facebook and YouTube formats, then provide a transcription for those committed to reading.

 

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:27

A La Carte (November 23)

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Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and family today. A special shout-out to my parents, brother, and sisters (and their families) down in Atlanta and Chattanooga and places in between!

Today’s Kindle deals include a bunch from Os Guinness.

Be sure to check in tomorrow as I’ll be...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:00

The Art of Godliness, Episode 10: Social Media

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We are nearing the final episode of series 1 of The Art of Godliness podcast! After this week’s episode there will be just one more before we take a built-in break but first we want provide this discussion of social media. This is, once again, our attempt to offer assistance to you as...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:09

A La Carte (November 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent deals, most of them from Ambassador International.

At Westminster Books you’ll find a selection of affordable books suitable for giving away during the holiday season.

A Beautiful Table and a Bitter Heart

Here is something for Americans to...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 19:30

Sexual Consent in a Confused, Confusing World

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Over the past few years, there has been a crescendo of talk about sexual consent aimed especially at our teens and young adults. Freshman orientation at the local college is now less likely to orient students in the ins and the outs of campus and curriculum and more likely to teach the ins and outs...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 18:49

A La Carte (November 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books as we await the big holiday weekend sales.

How to Influence Your Conscience

“For most of us, the normalization and celebration of sin has become so pervasive in the entertainment we grew up enjoying that it can be difficult for us to...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:48

Vlog: What’s a Reader’s Bible All About?

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I wonder if you’ve noticed that over the past few years, our Bibles have gotten a little bit cluttered. Open your Bible and may notice it’s full of notes and footnotes and cross-references and other features. Each of these features is great, yet each one can also detract from the...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:25

A La Carte (November 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an unusually modest number of books. As I said last week, I expect things will pick up a lot on Friday and next Monday as we get to holiday sales.

Board game lovers may want to check out Amazon’s deals of the day.

Church Members Must Keep an Eye on Their Elders...

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It has been far too long since I have put together a collection of Letters to the Editor. I am remedying that today by sharing just a few of the many letters that have poured in over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them.

Letters on Vlog: Why My Family Still Doesn’t Do Sleepovers

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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

Here’s a short...

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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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