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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As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian readers and writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing Cathy Newman’s embarrassingly terrible interview of Jordan Peterson, the #MeToo movement inside and...

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Friday, 19 January 2018 20:34

Weekend A La Carte (January 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals includes A Practical Guide to Culture which is well worth checking out. There’s also a MacArthur collection in there.

Yesterday on the blog: On Being Thought Well of By Outsiders)

I Spent 919 Days in a North Korean Prison

“On the morning of August 9, 2017, I...

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Friday, 19 January 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Cruciform)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Cruciform Press and targeted mainly to women, especially moms. They have 5 prize packages to give away, which means 5 winners will each receive the following titles:

Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life (small...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:37

On Being Thought Well of By Outsiders

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One of my ongoing studies is of the qualifications of an elder. My church has called me to be an elder (or pastor, if you prefer) and the Bible makes it very clear what a man must be if he is to hold this office. Most broadly, he must be above reproach—he must live in such a way that no one...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:55

A La Carte (January 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books. Westminster Books is featuring Nancy Pearcey’s excellent new book Love Thy Body.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why I Pray With an App)

Is Jesus Really the Answer?

Elspeth Pitt writes, “It’s been my practice for years to read...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:44

Why I Pray With an App – Three-Minute Thursdays #11

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays. I’m Tim Challies and here is my challenge over the next three minutes; to say something useful, hopefully, helpful about a subject that’s of interest to people like you. Today I want to talk about prayer. Specifically, I want to talk...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:10

A La Carte (January 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, well, not too much. It has been slim pickings recently.

Crossway is giving away free e-book copies of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Porn Problem ).

When Preaching is Not Your Thing

“There are...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:00

The Porn Problem

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It was just a few years ago that the Christian world was blindsided as it learned about the size and scope of the modern-day porn problem. We learned that a vast percentage of young men, and an increasing percentage of young women, are immersed in porn and have been since their youngest days. We...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:50

A La Carte (January 17)

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I will soon be on my way to the G3 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. It kicks off today with the Spanish pre-conference, then continues into the weekend. You can watch it live at the web site.

Westminster Books has some solid deals on some excellent books about relationships, dating, marriage, and sex....

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We’ve just come through this long and deep cold snap. We’ve just gotten over this spell where it’s been -25, -30 degrees, absolutely freezing. It’s finally warmed up a little. And I’ve decided I’ve got to get out of the office. I’m here at one of my...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 19:11

A La Carte (January 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that span a bunch of genres. Logos users will want to check out the deal on the excellent Preaching the Word commentaries.

If you live in or near Belfast, Northern Ireland, I’d love to see you at the Evangelical Bookshop next week. And if...

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This week the blog has been sponsored by Bible Immersion.  This post has been written by Jordan Standridge theDirector, Foundry Bible Immersion Program.

If you could spend Ten weeks of your life focusing only on God and His word would you do it? Ten weeks to change your life and to deepen...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

The Easiest Sin to Justify

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As we grow in grace and become ever-more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, we wondrously, inevitably find that sin is loosening its grip on us. Sins that once tormented us are now mere irritations; temptations that once consistently overwhelmed us now arouse little interest or enthusiasm. We...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:59

A La Carte (January 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of books from Crossway; the common denominator seems to be preaching. You’ll also find many volumes of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Headlines and Happening, a roundup of some of the things...

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As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing a pastor who had been called out for sins committed 20 years ago and they were expressing sympathy for the girl he...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 21:30

“Be Kind” Prints and T-Shirts

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We are excited to announce a new Visual Theology wall print and t-shirt. It’s a simple but stylish rendition of Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” We made it because we need it–we need the...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 19:37

Weekend A La Carte (January 13)

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There isn’t a whole lot to report today on the Kindle deals front. That’s not unusual for a Saturday, I suppose. If you’re into printed books you may be interested in Reformation Heritage Books’ winter clearance sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Year I Saw...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Getty and Spurgeon)

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This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Lifeway. There will be 5 winners this week (though, unfortunately, we need to limit them to North America). Each will receive a package that includes a copy of  Sing! by Keith and Kristyn Getty, and a CSBSpurgeon Study...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:00

The Year I Saw Billions of Dollars in Art

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This year I visited museums—many, many museums. I spent time in world-class exhibits in Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Switzerland. I encountered significant historical artifacts and gazed at world-renowned works of art. I stood face to face with Augustus of Prima Porta, gazed at the...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:03

A La Carte (January 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just three titles, but each of them is worthy of a place in your library.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #10)

Developing a Sending Culture in Our Churches

Are you going to be at the G3 conference in Atlanta next...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 20:39

New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #10

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays. Every year I get literally hundreds of books in the mail. That’s one of the perks of being a book reviewer. As they come in, I take a look at them, I put them in a big old stack right down here and then from time to time I take the big stack,...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:06

A La Carte (January 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a new study Bible, a book on counseling, and a solid theological resource.

(Yesterday on the blog:  Deciphering the Covers of Christian Books)

Seduced By a Comfortable Life

“Most people would agree that living in places like Australia or the United States...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:00

Deciphering the Covers of Christian Books

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You’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, right? I understand the sentiment, but we really can’t help ourselves. Covers contain crucial information both in their design and in their words. There is some information on a book’s cover that many people don’t know...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 19:01

A La Carte (January 10)

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There isn’t a whole lot to speak of in Kindle deals. The search continues. Meanwhile, on the print side, Westminster Books is kicking off their year by having a sale on some of last year’s bestsellers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Devotional Resources for Children (Video))

Announ...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 20:00

Devotional Resources for Children

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As Christian parents it is our great desire that our children come to know the Lord. For them to know the Lord, they need to learn how to encounter him in his word and to speak to him in prayer. From a young age we are trying to instill in them this habit of reading the Bible and praying. Over time...

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