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, 04 November 2017 21:00

How We Worshipped: Reformation Sunday

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Every now and again I like to share an order of worship from Grace Fellowship Church. This service’s cast of characters included Paul (our lead pastor) as the preacher and service leader, Josh as the lead worshipper, and Murray as the elder who led the pastoral prayer. Our band consisted of...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 21:10

Weekend A La Carte (November 4)

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I am down South near Atlanta finishing up a marriage retreat. Lord willing I’ll be back home this evening. If you’re in the international terminal at ATL this afternoon, let me know and we’ll grab a coffee.

There are just a few Kindle deals today but they are on good books that...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 04:17

Free Stuff Fridays (Studies in Dogmatics)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Zondervan. Today, Zondervan is offering you a chance to win a copy of Michael Allen’s new book in the New Studies in Dogmatics series, Sanctification.

New Studies in Dogmatics

New Studies in Dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:40

No Better (or Worse) Time To Be Disabled

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I acknowledge this is a bit of a weird question, but bear with me for just a minute: Has there ever been a better time to be disabled? I don’t mean to be smart, and I don’t mean to be cute. What I mean to say is that I am not aware of any society that has ever taken better care of its...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:16

A La Carte (November 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a great price on a new book by Scott Sauls.

Praying For More Reformation

“As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses sparking the Reformation, perhaps the most reformed thing we could do would be to give ourselves to prayer. So much of the...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:28

Three-Minute Thursdays #1 – Called to Ministry

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Today I am trying something a little bit different: I’m shortening down the video format to a mere three minutes. After all, who has got time for a whole seven or eight minutes? I’ll try this for a few weeks under the heading of “Three-Minute Thursdays.” The first one deals...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 19:46

A La Carte (November 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few good books.

Also, check this week’s deals from Westminster Books for a good price on a solid new biography.

Free G3

I’d love to see you at next year’s G3 Conference in Atlanta. Maybe some free tickets (buy one get one free, that is)...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:22

The Art of Godliness, Episode 8: Entertainment

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Today I’ve got a new episode of The Art of Godliness for you to listen to. Through this episode (and all the others before and after it) Paul and I hope to provoke you obey God in leading a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This time we focus our thoughts and...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:48

A La Carte (November 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a rather miscellaneous collection of books.

The free book of the month from Logos is actually an entire course.

What is Sola Scriptura Protecting Us Against? 

“At the heart of Sola Scriptura, is the recognition that fallen humans have a problem with...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 20:23

Why I’m Thankful To Be Protestant

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It’s Reformation Day today. And no ordinary Reformation Day, either. This is the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther unintentionally began what would become a worldwide, world-transforming movement. And on this day I’m reflecting on some of my recent travels and how they’ve...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 20:02

A La Carte (October 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few little deals that may be worth a peek.

Visit Christian Audio to download a free copy of Meet Martin Luther. You’d be nuts not to! You’ll find a bunch of other Reformation-related deals as well.

Here We Stand

“500 years after the Reformation...

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In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s writing of his 95 Theses, Zondervan has discounted 95 of their key eBooks on the Reformation, Reformed theology, and more. See the deals here.

Many of the books in this sale are worthy reads; some of them have been...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:00

Why Are You Friends with Your Friends?

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Are you friends with your friends for the sake of your friends? Or are you friends with your friends for the sake of yourself? I suspect you don’t really know while you derive some clear benefit from the relationship. As long as the relationship is gain, not loss, as long as it enhances your...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 19:47

A La Carte (October 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include lots of books for pastors and everybody else.

Reformation 500 Giveaway and Live Event

An invitation from Ligonier: “You’re invited to join us for a live online event with Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas as...

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We recently produced two “new” visual theology posters that are really not new at all. Both were updates of posters created by Puritan authors John Bunyan and William Perkins. Here is Bunyan’s and here is Perkins’. Both of these men had attempted to provide a means of visual...

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Friday, 27 October 2017 21:06

Weekend A La Carte (October 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles, but at least a couple of them are noteworthy.

Westminster Books has a sale on the new ESV Illuminated Bible. Also check out their deals on Advent devotionals.

Looking for new music? Check out “High Enough” by The Gray Havens and Li...

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Friday, 27 October 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Good Book Company)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Good Book Company. Today, The Good Book Company is offering 5 winners all 4 titles in the excellent Explore By The Book devotional hardback series.

Explore By The Book with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger & Cranmer

To celebrate the 500th...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:30

The New Calvinism: Areas of Weakness

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The New Calvinism has become a worldwide movement of Christians who are looking to the past to recover and live out the precious truths of Reformed theology. Having introduced the movement and having identified some ways in which we see evidences of God’s grace in and through it, I am now...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:47

A La Carte (October 27)

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After days with long lists of books for sale, we’ve got just a few Kindle deals for today.

GLH publishing is offering an excellent Reformation Day Sale on their Kindle catalog of Christian classics. Use coupon code CHALLIES10 to save 10%.

Celebrating Their 80th Anniversary (Video)

This...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:45

So Who Was Praying?

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I am utterly confident that prayer works, but am far less certain about how prayer works. God invites and commands us to come to him with our petitions, our requests. He promises that he hears them, that through the intercession of the Spirit he perfects them, and that it is his joy to answer them....

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:00

A La Carte (October 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a lot more excellent titles. It has been a banquet of amazing deals lately!

Based on the first few links I’ve got here, you’ll have to conclude that Reformation Day is coming!

How Should I Share the Gospel With a Roman Catholic? (Video)

Sugel Michelen...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:45

The Art of Godliness, Episode 7: Gossip

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There is not an individual or a church that has not been impacted at some time or in some way by gossip. The sad fact is that too much of the time we talk too much and about all the wrong things. In this episode of The Art of Godliness, Paul and I discuss the common, ugly, destructive sin of...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:03

A La Carte (October 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include another long list of excellent deals.

Here are this week’s deals from Westminster Books.

Johnny Cash and the Evangelical Fascination with Celebrities

Maybe the moral of the story is to not place your trust in celebrities.

Here’s What Christians Should Be...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 20:31

Evidences of God’s Grace in the New Calvinism

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In yesterday’s video, “Where Did All these Calvinists Come From?,” I provided a brief introduction to the New Calvinism—the recent resurgence of Reformed theology. I described how, in my assessment, it came about at least in part as a response to the excesses of the church...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 19:16

A La Carte (October 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole stack of excellent books. There were too many to list for a single day, so be sure to check in again tomorrow.

Five Parenting Myths I Used to Believe

“The few hours between arriving home from work and putting the kids to bed will be the most...

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