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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Monday, 23 October 2017 02:07

4 Ways We Get the Reformation Completely Wrong

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This sponsored post was prepared by The Good Book Company, publisher of90 Days in Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, & Galatians, with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger and Cranmer. 

It seems like every publisher, organisation and church has been waving the reformation flag in some way as we celebrate 500...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 20:48

Where Did All These Calvinists Come From?

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Where did all these Calvinists come from? This is a question I was asked recently and I thought I might answer in video format. Actually, I’ll answer in three videos. Today I’ll tell a little about the history of the New Calvinism, then in future videos talk about evidences of grace...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 19:40

A La Carte (October 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent and reader-friendly church history resources. There are a couple of others as well.

Wildlife Photography of the Year

Here is some eye candy for you.

The Spirit Always Works through the Word

“It’s important that we wrestle with...

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As you know, I get letters—lots and lots of letters. From time to time I like to collect and share some of the best (and occasionally the worst) of them. Here, then, is another collection of letters to the editor.

Letters on 10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling 

You sound like a pompous...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 21:29

Weekend A La Carte (October 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, as usual, just a few worth checking out.

Do I Have to Call Myself a Calvinist? (Video)

Dr. Thomas Schreiner answers “Do I have to call myself a Calvinist?”

4 Myths that Keep College Students from Joining a Church

Just like the title says, here are four...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Books for Him, Her, and Them)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. They are giving away some prize packages based on the work of David (and Shona) Murray. There’s a book there that will suit everyone in your family. There will be five winners this week, and each of them will receive a copy of the...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:36

What Is a Writer Who Can’t Write?

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I know I’m prone to feeling sorry for myself and I am quite committed to avoiding the temptation. It is one of those sins that feels like it will feel good but actually just ends up feeling miserable. I know that intellectually—it’s just that tricky matter of implementing it...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:29

A La Carte (October 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an eclectic collection of interesting titles.

Westminster Books has some good deals this week as well.

At Least as Dangerous as Porn

“Not to diminish the dangers of sexual sin (1 Corinthians 6:9–11), but have you ever noticed that the New Testament issues...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 20:55

Vlog: The 5 Tests of False Doctrine

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It is our sacred responsibility to examine every doctrine to determine if it is true or false. But how can we distinguish sound doctrine from false? How can we distinguish teachers of truth from teachers of error? Today I have a new video blog for you, and one that deals with this pressing topic: I...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:47

A La Carte (October 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some odds and ends worth checking out.

Are you planning to go to the G3 Conference in January? Register today and they’ll send you a free copy of my book Visual Theology.

Young Saints

This is a long, interesting, and sad article about Bethel Church. “Many...

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Today we bring you another episode of The Art of Godliness, the podcast that attempts to think out loud about how to lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. In this week’s episode we discuss the kind of subject that will compel a lot of people to just skip the...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:40

A La Carte (October 18)

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A La Carte is a daily collection of news, headlines, and curiosities from around the web. I hope you enjoy it! Here’s what we’ve got for today:

Red Flags

Jamie Brown lists a few of the red flags a worship leader should watch out for.

Iain Murray and John MacArthur (Video)

Iain Murray and...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 20:44

What I Want From the News

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It’s gotten so I almost hate the news. I want to know what’s going on in the world, but I’ve lost confidence that there’s as much as a single organization out there communicating it in a trustworthy way. We hear lots of talk today about fake news, but I’m convinced...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 19:52

A La Carte (October 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include four books that, to my knowledge, are rarely on sale.

The Spread of the Gospel

This neat little map displays the spread of the gospel over time.

Is It Really God Speaking to You?

“‘I’ve prayed about this and I really feel like God told me that it...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 02:44

How to Talk To Your Kids About Human Dignity

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This sponsored post was prepared by Evangelicals for Life and was written by Daniel Darling.

As Christian parents, it is important we teach our kids the truth about who they are, who God is, and about their place in the mission of God. One important piece of this role is to teach and talk to our...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:11

Vlog: 7 False Teachers in the Church Today

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Wherever there is truth there will be error. Wherever there are people teaching sound doctrine there will be people teaching false doctrine. Here, in video format, are 7 false teachers in the church today. Here it is for both YouTube and Facebook.

(For those wondering, the nerve syndrome that has...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:37

A La Carte (October 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several volumes of the excellent Preaching the Word commentary series.

A Lost Diamond

“My dear wife of 53 years still wears her engagement ring continually, night and day. It was not an expensive ring, but the years had made it very precious to us both. A few...

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 21:00

Answer to ‘Tis a Point

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A short time ago I shared a beautiful little poem by John Newton: ‘Tis a Point I Long to Know. In that poem Newton professes the universal experience of the Christian in our searching, our wondering, our perplexity, and, eventually, our confidence. After I posted it, I learned that a friend...

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Friday, 13 October 2017 22:39

Vlog: Ask Me Anything

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I always enjoy answering the questions that come in through my Ask Me Anything feature. I usually answer them in writing, but as I transition (at least for now) to a video format, I’ve decided to try answering them that way. Here’s the very first video edition of Ask Me Anything. I...

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Friday, 13 October 2017 20:19

Weekend A La Carte (October 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books I’ve rarely seen on sale.

The Baffling Call of God

“August 5, 2014 was the darkest Tuesday of my life. My mother, critically ill with the Ebola virus, was returning from Liberia to the United States for treatment that we hoped would save her...

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Friday, 13 October 2017 03:44

Free Stuff Fridays (Win Logos!)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Logos Bible Software who also sponsored the blog this week. They are offering a great prize this week: One winner will receive Logos 7 Silver. There’s no better way to kickstart your Logos collection!

While you’re considering...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:00

What’s the Purpose of … Baptism?

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There is little doubt that the Bible commands Christians to baptize. Yet exactly who should be baptized and under what circumstances is a matter of no little debate. As we progress through this series about things we as Christians often take for granted, we need to ask: What’s the purpose of...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:17

A La Carte (October 13)

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I’m at the Reformation Worship Conference this weekend and would love prayer as I speak three times today. I look forward to meeting some of you here!

CCEF 2017 National Conference

The CCEF National Conference begins today and continues through the weekend. It is available via...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:11

Vlog: One for the Dads (and Moms)

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It may not be the key New Testament passage on parenting, but it’s definitely one of the most important: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” In this video I talk about it and warn how we, as parents,...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:35

A La Carte (October 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some you may want to get for your children.

This weeks deals from Westminster Books are on some excellent books for kids.

What is the Age of Accountability? (Video)

Is there an age of accountability? Dr. Stephen Wellum answers in Honest Answers from Southern Seminary....

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