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, 13 October 2018 22:09

Letters to the Editor (Francis Chan and Prophecy)

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I[/dropcap] continue to receive lots of letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them which comment on my review of Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church as well as a recent article on prophecy.

You write that the pastors of...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 19:31

Weekend A La Carte (October 13)

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Today I bring you A La Carte from Quito, Ecuador. If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you at La Fuente Iglesia on Sunday evening.

Today’s Kindle deals include a newly reprinted classic.

(Yesterday on the blog: Susie)

Always Wanting More

“The problem with comparison...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand new Bible that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:  The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God. There will be five...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:54

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If you’ve ever seen a photo of a mountain or a waterfall—something grand and majestic—you know how important it is to also capture an object in the foreground. By putting an identifiable object in front of a mountain, you provide a visual cue as to the size of what’s behind...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:50

A La Carte (October 12)

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I know a lot of people have been waiting for that amazing leather-bound ESV Reader’s Bible set to get reprinted. Westminster Books is carrying it again and offering it at 50% off. (Here’s my review of it and here’s my video on it.)

As usual, you’ll also find a couple of K...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:17

New and Notable Books for October

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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 in This Video

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:13

A La Carte (October 11)

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You know where to go by now if you’re interested in checking out the daily Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: What I Love To Ponder at 10:01 AM on Sunday Morning)

What Ever Happened to Civil Debate?

“Our society simply hasn’t grown out of our child-like ways of debate;...

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Eighteen hours ago, brothers and sisters in New Zealand gathered to worship God. City by city and church by church they joined their voices together to praise him in song, to call out to him in prayer, and to hear from him through the Word. So, too, did believers in the easternmost reaches of...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:58

A La Carte (October 10)

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It’s not a bad day for Kindle deals, and you’ll find a few that are worth a peek.

Parents of little ones may want to look at this new series for children that’s on sale at Westminster Books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Tips for Reading Better & The Future of Books)

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Monday, 08 October 2018 19:57

Tips for Reading Better The Future of Books

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During my recent trip to India I was asked what I thought about the future of reading and about the different trends I see in reading (focusing on the different media through which people encounter words). I was also asked for tips to help people remember what they read. Here are my answers.

 

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Monday, 08 October 2018 19:47

A La Carte (October 9)

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My family enjoyed a good, long Thanksgiving weekend (with my son able to return home from college for the week since Thanksgiving coincided with his mid-term break). And now he’s back to Louisville and we’re back to normal life and life is good.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Cost of...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 02:01

The Most Epic Tale of All Time

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This sponsored post is adapted from theESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God and provided by Crossway.

The Most Enthralling Story Ever Written

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written....

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I recently read Rachel Hollis’s runaway bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face, and in my review pointed out a number of concerns with the author’s understanding of what it means to live a good life. Her conviction is that the good life is a happy life, and every woman is responsible for...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 20:00

A La Carte (October 8)

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There is a nice collection of Kindle deals to browse through today.

This coming Sunday I’ll be preaching at La Fuente Iglesia in Quito, Ecuador, then doing an Ask Me Anything session. The service begins at 4:30 PM. The preaching will be in both English and Spanish. If you’re in...

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 20:30

Sunday A La Carte (October 7)

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I ended the week with a significant overflow of excellent material gleaned from other web sites. Rather than let it go to waste, I thought I’d put together one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. Here are a few articles that may benefit you today.

Where the Differences Lie between...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 21:09

Weekend A La Carte (October 6)

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Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I trust you’ll enjoy your long weekend and your especially thankful Sunday worship.

Pastors Should Like People (Not Just Love Them)

“To do ministry well, you need to not only love people, but like them. You need to give your heart to them. Bu...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand new book that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Senseby Paul David Tripp.There will be five winners this...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 20:32

Thank God We Do/Don’t Know the Future

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There are occasions in life in which we would all like to know the future. We come to times of sorrow and wonder when our tears will be dried, times of pain and wonder when we will be healed, times of uncertainty and wonder when we will gain confidence. In such moments we may wish we could elevate...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 20:26

A La Carte (October 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several titles that are worth a quick look to see if they’re worthy of your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: How Can You Balance Life and Ministry and Your Passions and Hobbies?)

The Place of Godly Ambition

“Too often the word ambition co...

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At a recent event in India I was asked two interesting questions on a common theme: “How should a pastor balance his life outside of the church with his calling to ministry?” and “How should a pastor think about passions and hobbies outside of ministry?” These are issues...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 19:57

A La Carte (October 4)

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It is, once again, a pretty good day for Kindle deals. We’ve been off to a strong start in October!

(Yesterday on the blog: Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church)

Twenty-Five Years Later

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Al Mohler in which he reflects on twenty-five years...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 20:01

Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church

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Francis Chan has had an interesting journey. Just a few years ago he was pastoring the growing and thriving Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California. He was in demand as a speaker and received invitations to preach at the biggest churches and conferences. Then, rather suddenly, he...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 19:54

A La Carte (October 3)

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The Kindle deals page once again includes a little list of some noteworthy deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: Practicing Church Discipline & Man-Pleasing vs God-Pleasing)

When Physical Intimacy Is Fractured: 7 Tools to Help You Heal

This may prove helpful. “Our relationship became so...

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During my recent trip to India I participated in an Ask Me Anything event and was asked a couple of questions I thought might be of interest to you. One concerned practicing church discipline and the other how to avoid the temptation to be a man-pleaser instead of a God-pleaser. Here are my answers...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 19:54

A La Carte (October 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, among others, an older book by Kevin DeYoung and a newer book by Al Mohler.

(Yesterday on the blog: Girl, Wash Your Face)

3 Repeated Charges Against The Early Church

The more things change, the more they stay the same. “The church today faces tons of...

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