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, 07 December 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Tyndale)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving 10 copies of  Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, by Owen Strachan.

Here is how they describe it:

This year,...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 19:12

Reading The Bible Fast And Slow In 2019

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Today I’m glad to share an article by Paul Carter, a friend who has contributed to my site a couple of times in the past. He is passionate about reading and teaching God’s Word and I’m glad to have him lay down the challenge to read the Bible fast and slow in 2019.

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One of the...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 19:06

A La Carte (December 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals offer you a few options you might do well to consider.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for December)

How to Forge a Friendship

“Friendships are an amazing discovery in life. But strong friendships don’t just spring from nothing. Friendships...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 18:49

New and Notable Books for December

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Are you still looking for that elusive perfect Christmas gift? Or maybe you’re just looking for something to read over the holidays. Here are some of the new and notable books that arrived on my doorstep recently. There might just be something here for you or for someone you love.

Here’s...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 18:43

A La Carte (December 6)

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Every day I look through lists of hundreds of mostly terrible books hoping to find just a few noteworthy Kindle deals. Today, sadly, I came up empty. We’ll try again tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: Should We Make a Priority of Diversity in Church Leadership?)

Teens and Body Image

This...

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Over the past few weeks I’ve encountered a number of articles about diversity in church leadership. Specifically, I’ve seen discussions about whether churches should make diversity in their pastoral leadership a matter of priority or even consideration. Not surprisingly, given the...

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 18:51

A La Carte (December 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of deals, though we shouldn’t complain after the bounty we’ve seen in the past week!

(Yesterday on the blog: Desiring the Approval of Others)

Don’t Downplay Your Suffering

One of the biggest mistakes believers can make when...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 18:52

Desiring the Approval of Others

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During a recent trip to China , I was invited to spend some time with some friends who live there. They asked me questions that ranged far and wide, but here they asked me “as a public persona, do you struggle with desiring the approval of others? How do you deal with it?” Here is my...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 18:43

A La Carte (December 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection. December has gotten off to a great start!

Logos users will want to check out the 12 Deals of Christmas. Be sure to consider the Pillar, NIGTC, and BST commentary sets at those discounts.

(Yesterday on the blog: Mind Your Christmas...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 01:01

Why Christians Should Think More About Heaven

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This sponsored post was written by Owen Strachan, author of the upcoming devotional Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, and provided by Tyndale.

You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:42

Mind Your Christmas Imperatives

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Christmas is coming and with it a special season for Christians. Or most Christians, anyway. As we get into the season and as so many people begin their month-long reflections on the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s probably a good time to consider our Christmas imperatives. What are Christians...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:38

A La Carte (December 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent books. Be sure to check the deals from the past couple of days as well. We’re spoiled!

Remember that Westminster Books currently has all their ESV Bibles at 50% off.

(Yesterday on the blog: Would You Consider Supporting Me As a Patron?)...

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 19:30

Sunday A La Carte (December 2)

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This is one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. I collected so many great articles and videos over the course of the week that, rather than deleting a bunch of them, I thought I’d put them into this bonus A La Carte.

President George H.W. Bush, 1924–2018

WORLD magazine remembers...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 19:50

Weekend A La Carte (December 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list to kick off a new month—even Hannah Anderson’s brand new one on discernment.

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is Augustine’s Confessions. You’ll find several others by or about him heavily discounted....

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Friday, 30 November 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday’s is sponsored by Moody Publishers who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five copies of John MacArthur’s book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from the Lord to His People. Here is how they describe...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:47

On the Death of John Allen Chau

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Suddenly the whole world is talking about Christian missions. In his own way, John Allen Chau has sparked a conversation that now rages within the church and outside of it. I’ve spent the past week gathering my thoughts about his situation, and would like to offer a few points I hope you find...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:36

A La Carte (November 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books and some Bibles. Stay tuned tomorrow when there should be some deals to start the new month.

(Yesterday on the blog: Becoming Better Readers)

The 50% Lie

“You’ve heard it repeatedly on radio, podcasts, and TV. You’ve read it in...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:11

Becoming Better Readers

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During a recent trip to China , I was invited to spend some time with some friends who live there. They asked me questions that ranged far and wide, but here we talk about how to become better readers.

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What tips would you give for someone wanting to be a better reader?

Tim:In terms of...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:06

A La Carte (November 29)

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There are a few new Kindle deals today that include some good works by John Stott and John MacArthur.

(Yesterday on the blog: When the Mission Field Comes To You)

Faith and (No) Work

This is a helpful perspective from a different culture. “For so many African Christians, the...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:01

Christ’s Call to Reform the Church

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This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers who are promoting John MacArthur’s book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from The Lord to His People.

In the book of Revelation, Jesus wrote seven letters to cities in Asia Minor. He didn’t write them to...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:04

When the Mission Field Comes To You

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What Christian hasn’t been moved by the beautiful vision of Revelation 7? John sees a powerful display of what God means to accomplish—and, indeed, what he is accomplishing and will accomplish—through the gospel of Jesus Christ. “After this I looked, and behold, a great...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:00

A La Carte (November 28)

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Here’s a reminder that I’ve now got a Daily Podcast that shares some of the content of the blog in audio format. I’ve been encouraged by the early returns! It’s now (finally) available via iTunes, etc. You can learn more here.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Philippines)

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:46

EPIC: Philippines

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It was over a year ago that I announced my EPIC round-the-world project in which I’d be travelling to different countries to search for and research church history. Twelve months and 24 countries later, I’ve finally completed my final trip for 2018. Here is some footage from my recent...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:22

A La Carte (November 27)

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The list of Kindle deals today is not huge, but it features some really good books.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye)

You Are Blessed to be a Blessing

We are so prone to think of our Christian walk in individualistic ways, aren’t we? We do our...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:49

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye

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There are times when a kind of weirdness settles over evangelicalism, when for a while people are swept away by strange and flawed ideas. This usually happens when Christians are attempting to counter ideas that are prevalent outside the church. Instead of reacting in a measured way, we...

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