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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Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:50

What’s Encouraging You at Your Church?

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A couple of days ago I was eager for some encouragement, so put the question out to Twitter: What’s something encouraging you’ve seen in your church over the past few months? The answers were a blessing to me! And, just so you can be encouraged as well, I thought I’d share some of...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 19:30

Weekend A La Carte (January 5)

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There’s a pretty good list of Kindle deals for you to consider today. It occurs again how spoiled we are to have such cheap access to so many good books!

Logos wants you to try Logos Connect and will give it to you free for two weeks (plus some bonus resources). You don’t need to...

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Biblical Counseling Training Conference.

Today is the last day to get the best registration rate! You’ll grow as a counselor. You’ll grow in Christ. We hope to see you for a life-changing week in February. REGISTER TODAY!

There will...

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Near the end of 2018 I went through the long list of blogs I’ve subscribed to over the years and was both surprised and dismayed to see how many have gone dormant or closed down. By definition, these were blogs I enjoyed reading and that had proven beneficial to me. Obviously there will...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 19:04

A La Carte (January 4)

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If you’re looking for some challenging but rewarding reading, Westminster Books is offering a great deal on Michael Horton’s new two-volume work on justification.

(Yesterday on the blog: If I’m Forgiven, Why Can’t I Keep Sinning?)

Go Ahead and Criticize Missions...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 19:14

If I’m Forgiven, Why Can’t I Keep Sinning?

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I was recently privileged to speak at a conference in Quezon City, Philippines. The question and answer session yielded some interesting questions like this one: “If forgiveness is guaranteed and there is no longer any condemnation for me, why not sin?” This was my answer in the...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 19:06

A La Carte (January 3)

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There is another batch of Kindle deals for you to sort through today. Also, by popular request, I believe the clicks will now lead to your regional Amazon (.ca in Canada, .co.uk in the UK, and so on).

CBD has some pretty good deals, including The Songs of Jesus by Tim Keller, the ESV...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 19:14

Comforting Quotes for Those Who Are Suffering

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Without a doubt, the most impactful book I read last year was A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness. I’m sure its significance was partly due to some medical struggles I’ve been having recently, but also simply because life is full of difficulties. We all go through difficult times in...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 19:08

A La Carte (January 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of books from several different publishers.

In case you missed it yesterday, you’ll want to check out the free material from Christian Audio and Logos.

If you live in or near Rome, I’d love to see you next Tuesday. I’ll be speaking...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 20:10

A La Carte (January 1)

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Happy New Year! There are all sorts of good Kindle deals to begin the new year from a wide variety of authors and publishers.

Free this month from Christian Audio is Spurgeon’s tremendous Morning and Evening. There are some other Spurgeon-related audiobooks deeply discounted.

Free from...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:18

My Favorite Photos From a Year of Travel

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This was my year of travel–so much travel. I touched 24 countries and every continent in my search for Christian history. And along the way I stopped to take some photos. I thought I’d share some of my favorites here. Pretty much everywhere I traveled I was accompanied by Stephen...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:13

A La Carte (December 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few more books to round out 2018. There should be some new deals tomorrow to kick off the new month and new year.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in December)

The Primacy of the Master of Divinity Degree

Should future pastors receive...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 19:15

How We Worshipped One Sunday in December

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I hope it serves as simply one model of how we can worship the Lord in a distinctly biblical way.

This service’s cast of characters included Steve as our service leader, Brian as our lead...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 19:30

Weekend A La Carte (December 29)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a small collection of classics that are worthy of your attention.

Recently on Twitter I’ve been asking for suggestions of more blogs and bloggers I should read and have been specifying various countries or continents. So if you know of Christian bloggers (who...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Scripture Memory Kids)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Scripture Memory Kids.

There will be 5 winners this week and each of the winners will receive a set of all three Scripture Memory Kids CDs. Here is what they say about their albums: 

There is just something about music that makes memorizing...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:22

A La Carte (December 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include lots of good selections for both books and commentaries. Enjoy!

Westminster Books has a collection of devotionals on sale in case you’re looking for something new in 2019. They’ve also still got their ESVs on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Top...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:16

My Top Blogs and Bloggers of 2018

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I love blogs and believe in them as a medium. I followed hundreds of them this year, scanned tens of thousands of their headlines, and both read and shared thousands of their articles. They were a great blessing to me and today I want to pause to honor a few by sharing my top blogs and bloggers of...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 19:09

A La Carte (December 26)

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I trust you enjoyed your Christmas, however you spent it! We had a mostly-quiet and very enjoyable day marked by family, thoughtful gifts, and good food. It was a pleasure.

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books you may want to look at.

What We Lose if We Ditch the Virgin Birth

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Monday, 24 December 2018 20:07

Merry Christmas

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It’s early on Christmas morning and the house is quiet. I’m waiting to hear the sound of children waking and whispering and giggling with excitement as they anticipate the day to come. I’m waiting to hear their feet pound their way down the stairs as they come racing to see their...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:07

A La Carte (December 24)

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Since this is Christmas week, I’ll be doing “light blogging.” There will still be something new every day, but instead of A La Carte plus an article, it will be A La Carte or an article.

Today’s Kindle deals include some titles from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to...

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I continue to receive lots of letters from readers of this site. And, as you know, I like to print some of them from time to time. Here is a small collection of recent ones which offer comments on Josh Harris’ documentary I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and on John Allen Chau.

Letters...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 19:51

Weekend A La Carte (December 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting books that might make for good reading over the holidays.

(Yesterday on the blog: 10 Suggestions For Your Personal Devotions in 2019)

Top 10 News Stories of 2018

Facts & Trends takes a stab at the top stories of the year. “2018 saw...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Friday (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. They are giving away the complete Knowing the Bible series. There will be five winners this week and each will receive a copy of the entire set.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:14

10 Suggestions For Your Personal Devotions in 2019

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The new year is coming, and I, for one, am beginning to think about how I’m going to do my daily devotions in 2019. I know that for me to be consistent, I need to put some plans in place. For the past several years I’ve made great use of the Five-Day Reading Plan and have had the joy of...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:12

A La Carte (December 21)

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Here’s a quick word about next week. Because it’s that infamously quiet and lazy week between Christmas and New Years, I’ll be sticking with light blogging–pretty much just A La Carte. The Daily Podcast will also go dormant. Normal operations will resume the following week.

Th...

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