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, 18 July 2018 17:18

For the Pastor Knee-Deep in Immorality

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A couple of weeks ago we received the news that another—yet another—well-known and highly-admired pastor had been removed from ministry after his elders learned he was involved in an extra-marital affair. Such incidents are all too common, though I suspect the frequency is related as...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:06

A La Carte (July 19)

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I was able to hunt down some interesting Kindle deals today, so be sure to take a peek if you’re into that sort of thing!

Westminster Books has a good deal on a variety of books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Sharpen Your Axe!)

A Puritan’s Advice on What to Watch on Netflix

You don’t...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:45

Sharpen Your Axe!

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Last weekend we did a little rearranging of our basement which is also the home office where Aileen and I work every day. This rearranging involved moving some stuff out and moving some other stuff in. We had a rather large and heavy piece of equipment we needed to remove, so we placed an ad online...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:38

A La Carte (July 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few again. It has been slim pickings of late.

(Yesterday on the blog: Kids and Technology)

BreakPoint: Oregon’s Hypocrisy

“Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 17:12

Kids and Technology

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Here’s a question I was asked most recently in South Africa, but which I’ve been asked all over the world: What can you say about that tricky relationship between kids and technology? This is something we grapple with just about every day!

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Monday, 16 July 2018 17:06

A La Carte (July 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few miscellaneous discounts that may interest you.

If you’re in or near Edinburgh, I’d love to meet you this evening at 7 PM at FM Bookshop on Gilmerton Road.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians)

Does the...

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Gospel Project. This post is written by Emma McLeod, who shares how Christ-centered Bible study changed how she disciples teens.

Seventeen tenth-grade girls and I sit in a circle of chairs lining our small group room, which is warm and almost humid-like from...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:06

A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians

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When I was a kid, my family once watched a movie that included vivid scenes of persecution against the earliest Christians. I remember lying awake at night, terrified by these images of Christians burning in the streets and being fed to the lions. I couldn’t help but imagine myself in the...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 20:21

A La Carte (July 16)

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I don’t have anything to share by way of Kindle deals today, partly because I didn’t spot much and partly because I spent all night over the Atlantic on my way to Scotland (hello, Edinburgh!). I’ll hope for better things tomorrow.

I’m posting early today and haven’t yet...

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I[/dropcap] continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of some especially noteworthy ones. Readers add their comments to my articles on public schooling, the Revoice conference, and the renaming of an award given in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilders.  I hope you enjoy...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 20:31

Weekend A La Carte (July 14)

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I was able to dig up a few Kindle deals for today; collectors will want to sort through them, I’m sure.

(Yesterday on the blog: The History of Nothing, No One, and Nowhere)

The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation

This is quite a read. “Transhumanism is an...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (The Gospel Project)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Gospel Project, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five sets (though, unfortunately, we need to limit them to North America) of resources from The Gospel Project for Kids. These sets include:

  • The Gospel Project for...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:11

The History of Nothing, No One, and Nowhere

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As I’ve traveled the world this year, I’ve been reading voraciously. Before I visit a country I try to read about its history—its key events, its key victories and failures, its key personalities. I’ve read complete histories of a number of the world’s great nations,...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:01

A La Carte (July 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals are a little bit sparse, but there are still a couple.

(Yesterday on the blog: False Converts & Confrontational Blogging)

How to Spot a False Teacher 

Here is how you spot a false teacher:a false teacher confesses false doctrine and harms others...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:12

False Converts Confrontational Blogging

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Today we are back in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kitwe, Zambia, where I was asked the questions, “how do you interact with people when you think they might be false converts?” and “Is there a place for ‘calling out’ unbiblical teaching from other believers in...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:04

A La Carte (July 12)

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As usual, there are a few Kindle deals for those looking for a little summer reading.

(Yesterday on the blog: Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel?)

Women, Don’t Be Weak-Minded

Glenna Marshall: “No, the colorful book jackets and podcast logos of today’s Christian pop-culture...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:09

Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel?

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The Bible tells us that we are to live lives that are worthy of the gospel. Specifically, in Philippians 1 Paul tells the church, “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” I recently found myself reflecting on that word worthy. How can we actually live in a way...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:07

A La Carte (July 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, as usual, a selection of books to browse through.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Message That Moved the SBC)

Common Prayer, or Predictable Politics?

This could only be Carl Trueman: “As Western society continues its relentless purge of the pre-political, the...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 20:04

The Message That Moved the SBC

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Just a little over thirty years ago, the fate of the SBC hung in the balance. It seemed as though it was going to adapt to the times and embrace theological liberalism, just as countless denominations had done in the U.S.. But at the 1985 SBC Convention in Dallas, Texas, a 75-year-old minister...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 19:54

A La Carte (July 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of Keller and a bit of Lewis.

Did you already get your free John Piper audiobook from Christian Audio? There are many more there marked down to less than $5.

(Yesterday on the blog: Use the Rod, Lose the Child?)

Mentoring Relationships and the Obstacle of...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 02:01

Kids Ministry is Better Than Babysitting

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Gospel Project. 

“Jesus, however, invited them: ‘Let the little children come to me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 20:30

Use the Rod, Lose the Child?

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Spare the rod, spoil the child. It’s not exactly the wisdom of Solomon, but it’s not far off. Proverbs 13:24 echoes many of the other Proverbs when it says “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” Some Proverbs are difficult...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 20:05

A La Carte (July 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles that may be of interest. Does anyone know what happened to Crossway’s weekly deals?

(Yesterday on the blog: Readers Comment on Renaming the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal)

The Pastor Is the Primary Worship Leader.

As important as those...

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Last week I made mention of the recent news that the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been removed from the award that, until this year, bore her name–an award given to writers or illustrators of children’s books who have made a lengthy contribution to children’s literature. As I...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 20:36

Weekend A La Carte (July 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good deals you’ll at least want to peek at.

(Yesterday on the blog: Social Media and Churches / Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?)

Should Followers of Christ Observe the Torah?

“A great deal of the New Testament is devoted to the...

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