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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Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:06

The Next Frontier in Pornography

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It has long been claimed that pornography drives technology. This claim is over-stated, no doubt, but what’s clear is that pornography very quickly and cleverly takes advantage of new communication technologies. As one commentator says, “If we invent a machine, the first thing we are...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:00

A La Carte (April 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a massive sale on excellent commentary sets as well as a few solid books.

Amazon has a large selection of board games on sale today.

Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church

This is a rather thought-provoking article. “For my husband and me, offering...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 20:00

Sunday A La Carte (April 22)

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This was another of those weeks where I dug up so many interesting articles and videos that I’ve decided to collect the overflow into a special Sunday edition of A La Carte. I hope you enjoy it!

Portraits of African American Ex-Slaves in the Late 1930s

This is quite a photo gallery....

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Friday, 20 April 2018 20:29

Weekend A La Carte (April 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books (including one classic) that are worth a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor: Sports, Hymns, and Hobbies, and Entertainment)

Jesus, Take the Control Wheel

I love this: “When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas,...

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Friday, 20 April 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Academic)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic Online Courses, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free subscriptions to Justin Holcomb’s new online course, Know the Creeds and Councils. Take a look at the free preview from Dr. Holcomb:

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It has been far too long since I shared a collection of letters to the editor. So here, to remedy this transgression, is a selection of just some of the letters from readers like you that have come my way in the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy them! They deal with sports and hobbies, smutty...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:04

A La Carte (April 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, well, not much again.

Westminster Books has discounted the entire Theologians on the Christian Life series.

(Yesterday on the blog: Practical Advice for Family Devotions)

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson

Ligonier Ministries recently led an hour-long Q&A...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:14

Practical Advice for Family Devotions

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During the recent EPIC trip to England I was able to hold an event in London where we opened the floor up for questions. Here is my answer to one of the questions: What is some practical advice you have for family devotions? (In early June I will be in South Africa where I will be holding another...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:05

A La Carte (April 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals that are worth a quick look.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Best Argument for Using a Printed Bible)

Why You Should Study Theology

There are some good arguments here for making it your practice to study theology. “Sound doctrine is good for...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:28

The Best Argument for Using a Printed Bible

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I admit it: I use an electronic Bible. Better said, I use an electronic device that has a Bible app installed on it. Several years ago I put away my printed Bible in favor of Logos on my iPad. There is a lot I love about this: I love the convenience of being able to have my Bible with me at just...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:12

A La Carte (April 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include three books you might like to check out.

Westminster Books has a deal on a solid new resource on worship.

(Yesterday on the blog: Christians, Mentors, and Mentoring)

God’s Metrics

“God’s metrics are not our metrics. The way in which we seek to...

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Today’s post is written by Justin Holcomb, a theology professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic Online Courses.

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession produced in 1646 by the Westminster...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 20:45

Christians, Mentors, and Mentoring

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You hear a lot about the value and wisdom of seeking out older mentors to walk beside you on your Christian journey. Here are some thoughts and ideas about who should seek a mentor and who should be a mentor to the younger generations.

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Does wisdom come only with age?

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Monday, 16 April 2018 20:02

A La Carte (April 17)

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I wasn’t able to track down much by way of interesting Kindle deals today. We feasted last week, so shouldn’t complain.

(Yesterday on the blog: Bring Her Out and Let Her Be Burned)

On Getting Churches Totally Wrong

“For a quarter century, homosexuality has been a key social...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:45

Bring Her Out and Let Her Be Burned

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“Bring her out and let her be burned!” This dramatic pronouncement of judgment gets me every time I read it. And through long familiarity, it has become one of my favorite Bible passages. That’s weird, I know. Yet it’s not a favorite in the sense that I’d recommend it...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:56

A La Carte (April 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books for kids and some books for adults. It’s a good mix.

(Yesterday on the blog: Book Recommendation: Heaven on Earth)

6 Misconceptions About the New Testament

Core Christianity addresses six common misconceptions about the New Testament. I guarantee...

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:36

Heaven on Earth

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It does the Christian good to consider heaven. It does the Christian good to consider what awaits us when we at last succumb to death. It has been the subject of countless books but, interestingly, few that have remained in circulation for very long. For that reason we are served well by new works...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 20:45

Weekend A La Carte (April 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books you’ll want to check out.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Haunts Me About the Humboldt Bus Disaster)

An EPIC Evening in Johannesburg

I will be in Johannesburg on June 3 and would love to meet you for a Sunday evening event at Crystal Park Baptist...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Academic)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free subscriptions to K. Scott Oliphint’s new online course, Know Why You Believe. Take a look at the preview video from Dr. Oliphint:

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 20:45

What Haunts Me About the Humboldt Bus Disaster

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On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League boarded a bus for the two-hour drive to their playoff game in Nipawin. They had no idea that their obscure little hockey team from small-town Saskatchewan would soon be known around the world. At about 5 o’clock...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 20:01

A La Carte (April 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books that may catch your eye.

(Yesterday on the blog: Five Days in England: EPIC Vlog 05)

I Was A Disney Princess, I Had An Abortion, And It Almost Ruined My Life

Recently, Planned Parenthood tweeted, ‘We Need a Disney Princess Who Had an...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:45

Five Days in England: EPIC Vlog 05

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You could search the world but I don’t think you would find a country with more church history per square mile than England. So let’s say you had five days and wanted to see just a little bit of that church history. What could you do? Take a look at what I did, how far I traveled, and...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:02

A La Carte (April 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include nothing noteworthy. We’ve been so spoiled the past couple of days that it’s hard to complain. (But all those deals are still in effect.)

(Yesterday on the blog: T4G Kindle Book Extravaganza)

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:54

T4G Kindle Book Extravaganza

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Together for the Gospel begins today and publishers are getting in on the action by marking down a host of Kindle books. There is a massive list of them which I’ve divided up by author. I’ve taken the liberty to bold what I consider a couple of the key titles for each author.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:53

A La Carte (April 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include more deals than I’ve ever seen on a single day. So many, in fact, I’ve made a dedicated page for all of them.

Westminster Books has a big deal on John Piper’s newest book.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Made Paul Washer’s “Shocking...

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