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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Today I bring another episode of The Art of Godliness, the podcast that attempts to think out loud and in public about how to lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. Paul and I discuss the always-controversial topic of music in the church. Isn’t it ironic...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:55

A La Carte (October 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of excellent books.

Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of Abuse

“Sadly, I have been witness to a discouraging pattern in local churches as they handle cases involving abuse. It begins as church leaders are made aware of a situation in which a...

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I’m doing things a little bit differently today. For now at least, I’ve mostly lost the ability to type, so am going to try my hand at a little bit of video. If you want, you can click play to learn more.

Authors: Tim Challies...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 19:35

A La Carte (October 10)

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It’s rather a slow day for Kindle deals. We will hope for better things tomorrow.

TMS Day 2017

The Master’s Seminary is hosting a virtual open house today. It’s free online and includes several classes, a TMS chapel (with John MacArthur preaching), and a Q&A with John...

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This sponsored post was provided by Logos. 

It’s October, but if you work at a church, it’s already time to talk about Christmas. That says a lot about what holidays mean for those in ministry. Whether you’re a pastor or volunteer, if you’re not careful, you might spend...

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 21:00

How We Worshipped: A Sunday in October

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Every now and again I like to share an order of worship from Grace Fellowship Church. This service’s cast of characters included Paul (our lead pastor) as the preacher, Josh as the lead worshipper, Peter (one of our Assistant Ministers) as the service leader, Thushara (one of our deacons) as...

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 20:21

A La Carte (October 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of great study Bibles along with a couple of other books.

Why the End of Marriage in Eternity Is Good News

John Piper explains why the end of marriage in eternity is actually good news.

God is Not Ashamed of You

“You see, God’s not disgusted with...

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I get letters! I write articles and some people take the time to respond with letters to the editor. Here is another batch of those letters.

Letters on Learning to Be Rich

To bolster your argument, this happened to me: When having a will produced before returning to the mission field, the lawyer...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 20:05

Weekend A La Carte (October 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a kind of random selection, but one that includes some good books.

Why the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Guidance Matters

ERLC explains: “It has been a great week for religious freedom – the protection for the conscience rights of every...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian History Institute. They’ve got something for everyone!

imageFor everyone, there is a free subscription to Christian History magazine. Christian History magazine is a full-color, high-quality, quarterly publication bringing the...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 21:00

What’s the Purpose of … Pastors?

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The Bible knows nothing of lone Christians, of believers who are willfully independent from a local church. Rather, Christians gather in communities to worship together and serve one another. And as God commands his people to gather in community, he also commands them to be led—led by men...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 20:08

A La Carte (October 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of books related to the Reformation and Reformed theology.

Westminster Books has a great sale on some top-notch commentaries and resources.

The Pointlessness of Vegas is Its Point

“Forget your conspiracy theories, which are coming thick and...

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I have pointed out before that the the whole notion of visual theology—of presenting truth visually—is far from new. To the contrary, people have been doing this all through the ages. A couple of weeks ago we shared an infographic based on one created centuries ago by John Bunyan. Today...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 20:09

A La Carte (October 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole selection of books from Zondervan.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Crisis

“The centers’ chief resource is the empathy and commitment of peer counselors, most of whom are volunteers. Their generosity and compassion in answering hotlines, providing...

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Today I bring you episode 4 of The Art of Godliness podcast, the show that thinks out loud and in public about how to “lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” In past episodes we have discussed conflict in the church, honoring our parents, and family...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 19:54

A La Carte (October 4)

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Westminster Books has a great price on the new ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible if you’re interested in adding it to your collection.

Where are you on the Adultery Trail?

Tim Chester: “Adultery is ugly. But before David thought about the act of adultery with Bathsheba in this...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 00:00

Launching Today: Challies en español

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Over the past few years, one of the most common recurring questions from readers has been this: “Can I translate your articles?” Though I’ve received requests that represent many different languages, none has been more persistent than the requests for Spanish. Today I’m...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 20:30

Calvinist

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In some ways it seems like the New Calvinism has been around for a very long time. In other ways, it seems like it’s still a brand new thing. Whatever the case, it has lasted enough now that people are beginning to trace its roots, evaluate its accomplishments, and project its future. While...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 19:45

A La Carte (October 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good books. Especially noteworthy are the titles by Carl Trueman and Sam Allberry.

Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas

Al Mohler addresses the carnage in Las Vegas. “We cannot help but ask why because, made in God’s image, we are moral...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 02:01

Is the Reformation Worth Celebrating?

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This sponsored post was provided by Matthew Oser on behalf ofChristian History Magazine.

Did you ever notice that our society celebrates everything?  In September alone we celebrated “Random Acts of Poetry Day” (September 6), “Video Games Day” (Sep 12), “White...

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 21:00

Heroes, Hagiography, and Villainy

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There was a time, and it was not so very long ago, that we wanted heroes who were flawless. We would look to the past to find people who had an outsized impact on our world and prepare biographies tipped well in the direction of hagiography. We might read a thousand or two thousand pages on a great...

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 19:50

A La Carte (October 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of titles from John MacArthur.

Christian Audio has an excellent freebie this month: The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson. You’ll find a few of his other books heavily discounted.

The First Tremor

“More than three hundred years before...

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 20:21

’Tis a Point I Long to Know

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So much of the beauty of poetry is finding words that express your soul. Poetry has a way of expressing both our conscious thoughts and our unconscious desires. Such is the case with this little poem I dug up recently. It’s an old one, written many years ago by John Newton. He expresses the...

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Friday, 29 September 2017 21:01

Weekend A La Carte (September 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a lot of neat deals. They are worth checking out.

Meet the Mother of Modern Missions

Here’s a Christian figure you out to meet. “Born a slave in 1718 and kidnapped at an early age from the Caribbean nation of Antigua, Protten was converted to...

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Friday, 29 September 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Systematic Theology Study Bible)

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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 product that I think will be of a lot of interest to you: The ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible. There will be five winners this week and each will receive a copy...

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