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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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:45

Practical Advice in the Struggle for Purity

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Here is some counsel and a few practical tips on sexual purity. What are some ways young adults can pursue purity? What’s the role of accountability software? What are some recommended resources?

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What are some practical things young people can do to keep their ways pure?...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:16

A La Carte (March 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of Christian books plus a monthly listing of general market titles.

I’m not familiar with this month’s free book from Christian Audio, but Total Truth at $5 is a great deal.

You can get a solid free book from Logos, then add two more...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:00

Little Words That Make All the Difference

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We are often called upon to help. We, who are a bit more seasoned, a bit more experienced, a bit more knowledgeable about God, his ways, and his Word—we are called upon to answer questions, to resolve concerns, to solve dilemmas. And rightly so. The younger should rely upon the wisdom of the...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 19:00

A La Carte (February 28)

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I’ve made it back home after a great trip to Australia and New Zealand. Stay tuned for the vlog summary, coming next week.

Today’s Kindle deals include a number of quality books.

Westminster Books has some evangelism resources on sale, just on time for the Easter season.

(Yesterday on the...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 19:45

Lust, Porn and Dating

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How can young men best cope with their struggles with lust? And is it wrong to pursue a wife before that sin has been conquered? Join me as I discuss this issue.

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What advice do you have for young men struggling with lust & porn?

Like a lot of men, probably most young men struggle with...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 19:00

A La Carte (February 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some great picks from Reformation Heritage and some other good titles besides.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why Aren’t Men Reading Women Writers?)

Church Planting Is Not the (Ultimate) Goal

“The goal is not church planting, but disciple-making. Does that...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 01:01

Evangelism in a Skeptical World

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Today’s post is written by D. A. Carson and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic.

Fifty or sixty years ago, most Christians in the Western world who chose to be involved in evangelism were trying to win people to Christ who already enjoyed some knowledge of the Bible, people who, culturally...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:52

Why Aren’t Men Reading Women Writers?

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Why aren’t men reading women writers? Jen Pollock Michel recently asked the question and it’s rather a good one. Though she provided an early answer (which you can read here) she was clear that her foremost desire was to provoke discussion. Since I spend so much time thinking about...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:48

A La Carte (February 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the entire “Theologians on the Christian Life” series from Crossway. That’s great value for an excellent series.

(Yesterday on the blog: Headlines & Happenings (Billy Graham, Black Panther))

The Important Link Between Pastoral Care and...

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:16

Headlines Happenings (Billy Graham, Black Panther)

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This weekly column is devoted to discussing some of the themes that were common topics of discussion among Christians the week before. This week began with many discussions of the film Black Panther, but very quickly turned to Billy Graham upon the news of his death at age 99.

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I landed...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 16:45

Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book (though it’s a good one, at least). It has been rather a slow week for deals, hasn’t it?

(Yesterday on the blog: How To Pray for your Brothers and Sisters in Korea)

Is Jordan Peterson the Hero We’ve Been Looking For?

Reformed...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays

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This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Midwestern houses the personal library of C.H. Spurgeon at the beautiful Spurgeon Center. They are giving away three of these unique Spurgeon bobbleheads. Complete your office with a miniature Prince of...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 18:52

How To Pray for your Brothers and Sisters in Korea

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This is the fifth and final article in a series penned by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary. In each entry he is reflecting on the Olympics from a Korean-American perspective.

I want to thank Tim Challies for the opportunity to use this platform to share my thoughts. I’ve...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:51

A La Carte (February 23)

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After a successful couple of days in Sydney, I’ve just hopped across to New Zealand where I anticipate a few days of searching high and low for Christian history.

(Yesterday on the blog: Epic Extra: Ask Me Anything Ireland)

Three Lessons From the Extraordinary Life of Billy Graham

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 19:45

Epic Extra: Ask Me Anything Ireland

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During the recent EPIC trip to Ireland we held an event in Belfast where we opened the floor up for questions. Here are a few of the questions and answers from Ireland. (Strangely, as I post this I’ve just returned from a similar event in Sydney, Australia.)

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How can we reignite...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:35

A La Carte (February 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of noteworthy titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries?)

9 Things You Should Know About Billy Graham (1918–2018)

“The Rev. Billy Graham passed away today at the age of 99. Here are...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:45

Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries?

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This is the fourth article in a series penned by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary. In each entry he is reflecting on the Olympics from a Korean-American perspective.

My friends and I recently visited Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul. As the name indicates, this is...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:46

A La Carte (February 21)

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I am currently somewhere over the Pacific, on my way from home to Australia (then onward to New Zealand). This is all for my EPIC church history project and I’m really excited to search for (and hopefully find) links to the Christian history of those two nations.

(Yesterday on the blog: As...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 19:45

Ask Me Anything: Introversion

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I receive lots of questions through the Ask Me Anything feature and like to answer them from time to time. Trinity from Houston recently wrote in and she wanted me to talk a little bit about introversion and about being a Christian introvert. So here we go:

 

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I get lots of questions in...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 19:01

A La Carte (February 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books by Tozer and a few others also worth checking out.

(Yesterday on the blog: Three Things To Know about Korean Christianity)

Why Do Christians Still Die?

“Why do Christians have to die? Why can’t they just live and then go to heaven...

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This week the blog is sponsored by Midwestern Seminary. The post is written by Jared C. Wilson.

I rolled on to Midwestern Seminary campus three winters ago unsure of a whole lot about the school and my place in it.  The future looked promising and the opportunities looked exciting, but I...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:45

Three Things To Know about Korean Christianity

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This is the third article in a series penned by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary. In each entry he is reflecting on the Olympics from a Korean perspective.

Where do the Olympic athletes representing other countries worship in South Korea? Christian leaders in South Korea have called upon...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:40

A La Carte (February 19)

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It is an especially good day for Kindle deals today. I’m sure you can find something there to satisfy you’re craving for a new book!

(Yesterday on the blog: Go, Bear the Saviour’s Name…)

Will You Still Know Me?

This is a wonderful bit of writing.

Trying to Get...

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Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:35

Go, Bear the Saviour’s Name…

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In advance of my upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, I’ve been studying all I can find on the early history of Christianity in those two nations. Australia was settled by the British first, of course, and served as a kind of staging point for missionaries to reach New Zealand and the...

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Friday, 16 February 2018 20:28

Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

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I’m spending a bit of time this weekend in beautiful British Columbia speaking at a men’s retreat. This is still and always one of my favorite areas of Canada, though I wouldn’t mind being just a bit deeper into the mountains…

(Yesterday on the blog: Procrastination Is...

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