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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Friday, 16 February 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Compass Cinema)

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Compass Cinema has sponsored the blog this week and today they are giving away 5 copies of the Bible Study Set: Is Genesis History? Here is exactly what you will win:

Explore what the Bible teaches about the first chapters of Genesis. This study complements the film Is Genesis...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:58

Procrastination Is a Failure to Love

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I am, for the most part, an organized person. I actually wrote a whole book on productivity in which I laid out the system I used (and still use) to remain organized and, hopefully, effective in what I do. I have begun my days in roughly the same way for many years now, and have found that quick,...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:10

A La Carte (February 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include not a whole lot that’s new. Over at Westminster Books you’ll find some good deals on books by David Powlison and others.

(Yesterday on the blog: What’s Wrong with Christian Dating Part 2)

Five Words of Hope in the Midst of Horrific Pain

Denny Burk:...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:30

What’s Wrong With Christian Dating (Part Two)

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What has gone wrong with Christian dating? Join me for the second part of the discussion (see part one right here) of some common questions about Christian dating and purity.

 

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What qualities should you look for in a potential mate?

Well, the very first quality you need to look for is...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:56

A La Carte (February 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety crossing a bunch of different publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: What City Was Once “The Jerusalem of the East?”)

Why Monday Is Your Most Productive Day Of The Week

“You may be working for the weekend, but when it comes to...

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This sponsored post was prepared by Director Thomas Purifoy Jr. on behalf of Is Genesis History?.

When Is Genesis History? opened in theaters last year, we had no idea it would be the top-grossing Christian documentary for 2017. We were even more surprised when our distributor said it was bringing...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:45

What City Was Once “The Jerusalem of the East?”

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Today I bring you the second in a series of articles by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary California. Once again he reflects on the Olympics from a Korean perspective.

“The Pyongyang Olympics” is how some are referring to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. This can be a...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:10

A La Carte (February 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a big selection from Zondervan, many of them heavy on theology.

(Yesterday on the blog: What’s Wrong with Christian Dating)

David Platt Is ready To Leave IMB

This article from CT explains why David Platt has decided to step down from his role at IMB.

The One...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 19:45

What’s Wrong with Christian Dating

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What on earth has gone wrong with Christian dating? Why does it seem so much more difficult today than it was just a generation ago? In this video I discuss some common questions about dating and purity. It is available in both YouTube and Facebook formats.

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How should Christians...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 19:12

A La Carte (February 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an entire collection of helpful little mini-books; there are a couple of other deals to be had as well.

Westminster Books has a great sale on books by R.C. Sproul.

(Yesterday on the blog: 4 Grave Dangers in Every Sin)

The Danger of Gossip

“The Lord loves a...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 19:44

4 Grave Dangers in Every Sin

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I have preached the truth a hundred times to others and a thousand times to myself: You can’t sin without consequence. That’s not the way God has structured his world. It’s not the way God has structured his people. For Christians, the ultimate consequences have been fully paid by...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:35

A La Carte (February 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a book on biblical theology as well as Crossway’s weekly deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: Shall I Bare My Arms?)

Who is Welcome Here?

Jen Pollock Michel: “For those of us who grew up in a pew, we can hardly appreciate the difficulty of walking into a church...

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 19:35

Shall I Bear My Arms?

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I recently rediscovered Sojourner Songs, a volume of poems by Ben Palpant. Once again I was struck by the quality of the poetry and the joy of reading it. Here’s a favorite example titled “Shall I Bear My Arms?”

What can I offer for the expiation of a lifetime’s sin?

Shall I...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 20:05

Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

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There is just one Kindle deals today but it’s on a book I’ve heard good things about.

(Yesterday on the blog: Three Things to Look For in the 2018 Winter Olympics)

I Am Who I Am

“I have a daughter, a seven year old beauty, who I bounce on my knee, rock back and forth and...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 19:35

Three Things to Look For in the 2018 Winter Olympics

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As we come to Opening Ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, I am sharing what will be the first of several articles by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary California. Kim is a Korean-American who was born in South Korea before immigrating to America, and has a special...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 19:08

A La Carte (February 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of deals, but they are both for excellent books.

Meanwhile, Westminster Books has discounts on a solid theological series and Christian Focus is celebrating the launch of their new web site with a sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: How to Choose...

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays. You know how it works by now: We put three minutes on the clock and in that brief amount of time I do my best to say something helpful, maybe even useful about a subject that’s of interest to people like you. Today I want to talk about church...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:04

A La Carte (February 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few good picks. We’ve got one by John MacArthur, one by Cruciform Press, and so on.

(Yesterday on the blog: Kiss the Wave)

My Son, Withhold Judgment

“One of the worst things you can do is drag your feet in doing right. If you see your sister being...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 19:45

Kiss the Wave

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None of us makes it through life without suffering. None of us escapes physical pain, emotional distress, or spiritual agony. At some times and in some ways, we all suffer. No wonder, then, that so many authors have turned to the subject. As Christians, we are well-served with books to help us...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 19:03

A La Carte (February 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include three books that are worth checking out. I especially recommend the first two.

Westminster Books has deals today on Reference Bibles.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Scariest Book I’ve Ever Read)

Berlin Wall — Now Down For as Long as It Once Stood

“I...

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Monday, 05 February 2018 19:45

The Scariest Book I’ve Ever Read

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There was a time in my teens—a brief time, thankfully—when I dabbled in horror books and movies. In what is probably not an atypical experience for teenagers, I developed a strange interest in the macabre and found pleasure in getting frightened. This led me to explore a few...

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Monday, 05 February 2018 19:10

A La Carte (February 6)

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I’m looking forward to speaking in chapel today at Cedarville University. It was a long (so long!) and wild ride to get here yesterday via snowy Chicago. But I made in eventually and am excited to see the school and meet the students and faculty.

(Yesterday on the blog: Exploring Ireland:...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 19:55

Exploring Ireland: EPIC Vlog 02

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I spent last week in Ireland, researching history, meeting Christians, and breaking bones. Here’s a brief video recap of what I saw and experienced along the way. I hope you enjoy it!

Authors: Tim Challies...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 18:56

A La Carte (February 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an excellent series of books from Crossway.

Yesterday on the blog: Headlines & Happenings (A Personal Update; Jordan Peterson)

Church Twice on a Sunday? Really!

The Sunday evening service is a dying tradition, but one worth preserving. “I know lots of...

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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. I often have a lot to work with, but last week there was just one major theme I picked up on, so will provide information on that while also offering a quick...

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