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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Friday, 04 May 2018 20:48

Weekend A La Carte (May 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one…

(Yesterday on the blog: It’s No Tragedy To Miss the Model)

Let Your Kids Experience Failure

“Watching your children fail is much harder than you might expect. Many of us high achievers solve problems for a living. We need to fight against...

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Friday, 04 May 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:Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship by John Piper. There will be five winners this week and...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 20:07

It’s No Tragedy To Miss the Model

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When I was a kid, one of my hobbies was building model airplanes. I’m sure you remember those little boxes of plastic parts you’d buy at a hobby shop or toy store. Your job was to paint them, glue them, and make them into something that bore a resemblance to an airplane. I must have...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 20:02

A La Carte (May 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but perhaps one will grab your attention. Also, the Counterpoint series of “multiple views” books is on sale.

Westminster Books has a deal on books related to productivity. If you buy Matt Perman’s new one, they’ll...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 20:09

My New Book: Devoted

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Today I am pleased to announce the release of a new book titled Devoted: Great Men and Their Godly Moms. Those who have been reading this site for a while will remember a series of blog articles I wrote after spotting a trend in the lives of Christian men–many of them count their mother as...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 19:32

A La Carte (May 3)

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I was not able to track down any Kindle deals for books that weren’t pretty much blatant heresy. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Logos users will want to check out this month’s free and nearly-free books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Are You Addicted To Your Phone? Take a Quiz to Find...

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Compulsive [kəm-ˈpəl-siv] adjective: “resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge, especially one that is against one’s conscious wishes.” I’ve recently been thinking about compulsion, especially as it relates to one of the most incredible devices ever...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 20:00

A La Carte (May 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include four or five titles you can take a look at.

Westminster Books has lots of books on sale for Mother’s Day, including a new one by me (which I’ll tell more about soon). You may also enjoy Gospel Meditations for Mothers, new from Church Works.

(Yesterday on...

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Today I’ve got two short videos for you. The first is about the three books that have impacted me the most while the second discusses whether Christians really need to tithe. Both are drawn from my recent Ask Me Anything event in London.

 

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What have been the most impactful book...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 19:59

A La Carte (May 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting titles.

I don’t think it’s any boast to state my belief that today’s A La Carte is probably one of the strongest collections ever. That’s just a reflection of the quality of the articles published over the past couple of...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 02:01

Help for Humanly Impossible Acts

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This sponsored post is from Crossway, adapted fromExpository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worshipby John Piper—a new book about preaching as ameans of awakening worship and seeing, savoring, and showing of the glory of Christ.

Beauty of Corporate Worship

It is beautifully fitting that...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:05

Why We Cringe at “Submit”

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A couple of times I’ve run into people who are familiar with the kind of Reformed theology I hold to and are eager to challenge me. Along the way they’ve said something like this: “I don’t believe in predestination.” That brings about an easy response: “The...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 19:35

A La Carte (April 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few excellent books, most of them from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Art of Rest)

 The African Church

This article gives a description of some of the strengths and weaknesses of the African church and shows why our assessment of churches over a...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:30

The Art of Rest

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It’s hard to rest—to truly rest. It’s easy enough to be busy or to be lazy, but neither one is synonymous with rest and neither one displaces the need to rest. Rest is a necessity and a skill. You might even say it’s an art.

Rest is the subject of a new book by Adam Mabry who...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 21:08

Weekend A La Carte (April 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a hodgepodge of books that are worthy of a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Problem with Falling in Love)

We Must Keep the Work of Evangelism Central

Conrad Mbewe: “It is a sobering fact that every generation must be re-evangelised. We should never take...

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This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. They are giving away five prize packages of the following books:

Graciousness – John Crotts

“Truth matters. But as the apostle Paul wrote, we must always speak the truth ‘in love.’ For the Christian, our demeanor...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:45

The Problem with Falling in Love

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“I just don’t love her anymore,” he said. Years had passed, circumstances had changed, affection had waned, love had diminished. He recounted a few memories of the early days—the blush of young love, the tentative first dates, the romance, the anticipation, the wedding. But...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:00

A La Carte (April 27)

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I wasn’t able to track down any intriguing Kindle deals today. I’ll try again tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: Christian, Are You Growing in Wisdom and Maturity?)

When Mom called me “Sis”

I quite enjoyed this moving article. “Mom had plenty of her own sisters....

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:45

Christian, Are You Growing in Wisdom and Maturity?

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There’s a call on every Christian to grow and keep growing in wisdom and maturity. In this video I discuss the difference between the two and encourage younger people (and older people!) to commit themselves to these key traits.

What is wisdom & maturity, and is there a difference between...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:41

A La Carte (April 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of Sproul, a bit of MacArthur, and a bit more besides.

 (Yesterday on the blog: Why Christians Blogs Aren’t What They Used To Be)

How Not to Succeed in the Wrong Things in Missions

“When Christ gave us the Great Commission he said that our task...

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At one time, it seemed like almost every Christian had a blog. Back in the early days of blogging, just about everybody went to Blogger or WordPress, began a free account, and tapped out their first few articles. Some quickly realized it wasn’t for them, but many others stuck it out for...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 20:05

A La Carte (April 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include six titles that may be worth a quick click-through.

Westminster Books has the new ESV Archaeology Study Bible at a great discount.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why John Piper’s “Shells” Illustration Transformed a Generation)

Conference Callings

Jamie...

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If you were one of the 40,000 students at the Passion One Day conference in Memphis, Tennessee back in May 2000, just one little word may well have changed your life. You know the word, don’t you? Shells. Yes, shells. Seashells. It was the most memorable illustration and the...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 19:53

A La Carte (April 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good deals on books newer and older—from the Puritans to today. (Also, you can get a free copy of Jared Wilson’s Gospel Wakefulness if you visit Crossway’s site.)

Westminster Books has deals on Sinclair Ferguson’s excellent book T...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 02:01

The Film You Have Been Waiting for: PURITAN

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This week the blog is being sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. Joel Beeke authored this post on behalf of Reformation Heritage Books, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Media Gratiae, and Stephen McCaskell.

Right now, as you are reading this blog, a film crew is in the midst of what...

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