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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This week’s free stuff Friday’s is brought to you by our friends at Southern Seminary and Boyce College.

They are giving away five copies of Dr. Tom Schreiner’s new commentary on 1 Corinthians. To learn more about the book – including an author interview and videos, visit equi...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:31

My Three Essential Writing Tools

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During the past few weeks I’ve been asked many questions about blogging and other forms of writing, so thought I’d tell you about the three tools I consider essential to my writing life. There’s an app, a font, and a calendar that represent the heart of all I do.

The App: Ulysses

For...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:17

A La Carte (January 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some classics as well as a trio of newer books you’ll enjoy checking out.

(Yesterday on the blog: Announcing: A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible)

Being Forgotten

“The Lord has promised to build his church. Sometimes the Lord builds his church...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:13

Announcing: A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible

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Today I’m thrilled to announce A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word. This new book will be releasing at the end of March, and is now available for pre-order. This is the second Visual Theology book I’ve co-authored with Josh Byers, and in this one we...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:07

A La Carte (January 17)

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I’m at the G3 conference in Atlanta for the next couple of days and look forward to meeting many of you here!

Today’s Kindle deals include a trio of commentaries written for pastors or general readers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Jesus Wins)

The Everlasting Impact of Faithful Shepherding

Fa...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:12

Jesus Wins

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It’s ironic and more than a little pathetic that a doctrine as glorious and comforting as Christ’s impending return has been a source of such vehement disagreement among Christians. Though we universally agree that he will return, the timing, circumstances, and sequence of events are...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:07

A La Carte (January 16)

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There are lots of solid Kindle deals to consider today.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on an excellent series on biblical theology. Also, the film American Gospel, which I reviewed some time ago, is now available for purchase or rental at Amazon.

(Yesterday on the blog: Has Your...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 19:12

Has Your Child Been Looking at Bad Stuff Online?

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What does a parent do when they catch their young child looking at inappropriate stuff online? I have been asked this one many times and in many ways and wanted to take a crack at answering it.

Here is the Circle device we use in our home.

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Over the years there’s an email I’ve...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 19:08

A La Carte (January 15)

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Here’s a reminder that if you prefer to listen than read, I’ve got a near-daily podcast where you’ll find many of my articles in audio format. You can find it here, subscribe to the feed here, or subscribe via iTunes.

(Yesterday on the blog: Where Did All This...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 01:01

Making A Christian College Christian

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This sponsored posted was written by Matthew J. Hall the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (and, as it happens, the college my son attends). Boyce is committed to providing a biblical worldview for every student in every degree program....

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:12

Where Did All This Pentecostalism Come From?

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It is impossible to consider the modern history or contemporary state of Christianity without accounting for the sudden rise, the explosive spread, and the worldwide impact of Pentecostalism. To that end, I’ve been reading several books on the subject, focused especially on the Azusa Street...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:05

A La Carte (January 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several good books from Crossway, including one of my all-time favorites: Owen’s Overcoming Sin and Temptation.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Has the Lord Been Teaching You From His Word?)

Do All Things Without Complaint

I enjoyed this reflection on...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 19:32

What Has the Lord Been Teaching You From His Word?

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Earlier in the week, eager to be encouraged, I put this question out to Twitter: What has the Lord been teaching you from his Word recently? The responses were quick, plentiful, and encouraging. Here are a few of them. (Click here to read them all.)

I've been meditating on the Good Samaritan, and...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 19:40

Weekend A La Carte (January 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety of books crossing a few different categories.

(Yesterday on the blog: Does God Want Me to Obey Him Out Of Duty or Joy?)

What’s Good in World Missions?

I think we can sometimes feel guilty or disappointed when it comes to world...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Ligonier and Reformation Trust)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Ligonier and Reformation Trust.

The Bible teaches us to pray without ceasing, but many Christians struggle with prayer. Is there a right way to pray? How should we address a holy God? InThe Prayer of the Lord, R.C. Sproul helps us understand how...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:11

Does God Want Me to Obey Him Out Of Duty or Joy?

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It is a question Christians often ask: What is the relationship between obedience and joy? I was asked about this during a recent Ask Me Anything event in Philippines (which followed a sermon I gave that focused on Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:06

A La Carte (January 11)

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There are some pretty Kindle deals for you to consider today. Some of them are newer while some of them are classics.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why You Shouldn’t Stop Blogging (or Why You Should Consider Starting))

When Discontent Sheep Show Up

Every pastor needs to consider what to do...

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I have said a few times and in a few ways that I’m concerned about what seems to be a growing trend: Bloggers are shuttering their blogs and instead submitting articles to the major ministry sites. If they aren’t shuttering their blogs altogether, they are writing on them less or using...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 14:15

A La Carte (January 10)

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There are, once again, a few Kindle deals to take a look at today.  Meanwhile, Westminster Books has discounted 2018’s bestsellers.

(Yesterday on the blog: January New and Notable Books)

Grown Men Are the Solution, Not the Problem

David French is one of many who has responded to...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 15:25

January New Notable Books

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I get books. I get lots and lots of books. As you well know, once a month or so I like to try and thin the pile a little bit and distill it down to the ones I think may be of most interest to people like you. I hope you find at least some of them worth checking out!

Books Featured:

Jesus Wins: The...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 15:21

A La Carte (January 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include at least a couple of books that may appeal.

(Yesterday on the blog: Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship)

Orphans, Adoption and the African Extended Family

I found this fascinating and instructive: “In my travels and conversations...

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One thing that has always been true of this movement labeled “the New Calvinism,” is that it has included more professing charismatics than practicing charismatics. Though from the very beginning many, and perhaps even the majority, of its adherents have been open to the ongoing...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 17:52

A La Carte (January 8)

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I’m overseas today and don’t have access to all my usual accounts. That left me unable to track down any exciting new Kindle deals. We will try again tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Amy Carmichael Hung on Her Wall)

My Daughter Asked Me to Stop Writing About Motherhood....

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 17:05

What Amy Carmichael Hung on Her Wall

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I spent a good portion of last year scouring the world for objects of historical importance. I read histories and biographies before I left so they could shape the direction of my travels. I read histories and biographies after I returned so they could interpret what I had seen and experienced....

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 16:46

A La Carte (January 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Crossway that are worth considering for your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: What’s Encouraging You at Your Church?)

Walking Saints Home

“The renewed call to gospel-centered discipleship in the last two decades has been...

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