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, 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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Friday, 02 February 2018 20:06

Weekend A La Carte (February 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection of books that are new and books that are old.

(Yesterday on the blog: Seven Key Lessons in Diversity from Grace Fellowship Church)

How the Mom Internet Became a Spotless, Sponsored Void

This is a fascinating read (at least to me, a blogger):...

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My challenge at a recent conference was to prepare a message that described our church’s experience of finding true Christian unity in a context of wide ethnic diversity. To ensure I was speaking on more than my own behalf, I invited my church to join together for a roundtable discussion....

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Thursday, 01 February 2018 19:01

A La Carte (February 2)

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My life as a writer has taken a strange turn. After struggling with nerve damage for the past few months (which has prevented me from doing a lot of typing) I managed to fracture my arm in Ireland. I guess the next few days will tell whether I can cope with typing while wearing a cast…

(Yester...

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays. You know how it works—we put three minutes on the clock and in that short period of time, I will look at some of the books I’m most excited about that are coming our way, or have come our way in the month of January.

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:05

A La Carte (February 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include titles by John MacArthur, Jerry Bridges, Paul Miller, and others.

Westminster Books has a couple of deals worth checking out: They’ve got P&R’s Basics of the Faith booklets deeply discounted and they’ve done the same with Crossway’s Good...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:14

Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 18:30

A La Carte (January 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a little bit of this and that.

(Yesterday on the blog: What I Pack in My Bag When I Travel)

3 Reasons Why Younger Christians Should Attend the Funeral Service of Older Christians

“When was the last time you attended the funeral service for a young person?...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 19:45

What I Pack in My Bag When I Travel

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This year I am traveling the world for my EPIC church history project. Just for fun, here’s a video of what I’m taking with me in my pack.

  • My backpack
  • My camera
  • My bestest lens
  • My tripod: (You don’t want my tripod)
  • My Kindle

(And here is what Stephen McCaskell takes with him as he...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 16:58

A La Carte (January 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of good titles from Jared Wilson (his brand new one among them).

(Yesterday on the blog: Three Vivid Images of Unity in Diversity)

What Pastors Could Learn From Jordan Peterson

“Peterson provides a salutary reminder to the Church that preaching need...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:00

Three Vivid Images of Unity in Diversity

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There are many benefits to living in Toronto, but perhaps none so exciting and fascinating as living in the world’s most diverse city. Over the past few decades the world has come to Toronto so that today more than half of its residents were born in a different country and those who identify...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 16:44

A La Carte (January 29)

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I arrived in Dublin on Saturday morning and have worked my way up to Belfast as I complete more research for my church history project. Today we are on the Amy Carmichael trail!

Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting books that are headlined by a discount on the ESV Student Study Bible....

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As one week gives way to another, I like to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian readers and writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing John Piper’s thoughts on female seminary professors while also discussing Rachael Denhollander’s...

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Friday, 26 January 2018 19:29

Weekend A La Carte (January 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but it’s one of my all-time favorite Puritan works.

I’m excited to announce a new study guide and teaching slides for one of my new booklets, The Commandment We Forgot. Purchase them through Visual Theology.

(Yesterday on the blog:  Wh...

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Friday, 26 January 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (TMU)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Master’s University who also sponsored the blog this week. They have 5 prize packages to give away, which means 5 winners will each receive the following titles:

Alone with God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer (Paperback...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:45

What Do We Do with the King James Version?

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It’s indisputable: No book has had a greater impact on the hearts of individuals and the course of humanity than the Bible. For much of the history of the English-speaking world, the King James Version has been the Bible. Even today, more than 400 years after its initiable publication, it...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:02

A La Carte (January 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles cross several different categories.

Westminster Books has 50% off 25 of the top books from P&R Publishing. That includes some excellent titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: Quick Tips for Aspiring Bloggers – Three-Minute Thursdays #12)

Whole...

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In this edition of Three-Minute Thursdays, I’m talking about blogging (perhaps one of the few things I can speak on with some authority!) and providing a few quick tips for new, weary, or aspiring bloggers. I hope you find it helpful!

 

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Aileen: This is take 522. After sitting...

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