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, 25 November 2018 18:32

A La Carte (November 26)

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I’ve got a big round-up of Cyber Monday deals for you to browse through today. It includes a big selection of Kindle deals you’ll definitely want to check out.

(Yesterday on the blog:  My Top Book Reviews of All-Time)

How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights?

David Mathis: “We...

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Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:53

My Top Book Reviews of All-Time

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It’s a question I’m asked often: What are the top book reviews you’ve written? I take that to mean this: Which of the reviews you’ve written have been read the most? I suppose it’s not surprising that the most popular book reviews are all for books I disagreed with in...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 19:42

Weekend A La Carte (November 24)

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There are some nice Kindle deals to check out today. A couple are newer books and a couple are classics.

(Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians – many of these deals are still valid today)

False Teachers Out Themselves by Their Way of Life

“False teachers...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Tyndale House Publishers)

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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 five copies of Aching Joy by Jason Hague.

 

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When his oldest son was diagnosed with severe autism, pastor Jason Hague found...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:24

A La Carte (November 23)

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Keep an eye on the Kindle deals page since I’ll be adding to it over the weekend. I expect Monday will be a big day.

Be sure to check the Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians over the course of today as it will be updated as I come across new deals.

Straight from the Bible

This...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:24

Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians

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While there are many places you can go today to find deals on electronics and other big-ticket items, I like to provide a place for Christian retailers to make their deals known to Christians who are trying to kick-start their Christmas shopping. I will update this list regularly throughout the...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:17

A La Carte (November 22)

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! I trust you’ll have a day filled with the great gifts of joy and gratitude.

Today I’m going to stick to just A La Carte, then tomorrow I’ll be back with a round-up of Black Friday deals. There are lots of good ones rolling...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:30

My New Book: Run to Win

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As so many readers of this site settle into your Thanksgiving weekends (and the holiday season that follows it), I want to make you aware of a new book that may be of interest to you–my newest book, as it happens. Run to Win: The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man began on this site with a...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:12

A La Carte (November 21)

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Just a quick note about what’s coming up here over the next couple of days. Tomorrow (Thanksgiving in the USA) I’ll be publishing an A La Carte post. On Friday I’ll have A La Carte, plus my annual roundup of Black Friday deals for Christians. A similar Cyber Monday post will come...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 19:45

How Can We Stay Productive Over the Long-Haul?

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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 productivity and how we can remain productive over the long-haul.

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How do you continue to come up with new ideas for...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 19:05

A La Carte (November 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Reformation Heritage, a few from John MacArthur, and one from Mark Jones.

(Yesterday on the blog: Give Me a Man with an Open Bible!)

I Am the Daughter of a Pedophile

The hour was late when the phone rang one evening last May. It was...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 01:01

God Does Give You More than You Can Handle

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This week the blog is sponsored by Tyndale, and the post is written by Jason Hague, author of Aching Joy. 

I am richly blessed in the community department. Not everyone is so lucky. Like others who are in the throes of crisis, autism parents often seek comfort from friends, but all too often,...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:09

Give Me a Man with an Open Bible!

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It’s the age of the expert, the age of the specialist. And sure enough, there’s a growing theme in the Christian world that experience is a necessary prerequisite to authority. If you want to know about parenting, you need to talk to a parent. If you want to know about marriage, you...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:02

A La Carte (November 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple from Crossway and a couple of commentaries.

Here’s a reminder that I now have a Daily Podcast that shares some of my content via audio format. Here’s the most recent episode.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor)

3 Lines in the Sand

S...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 16:30

Give the Lord a Lot to Work With (Episode 2)

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Today’s episode is titled “Give the Lord a Lot to Work With.” It encourages Christians, and especially young Christians, to dedicate themselves to those pursuits that give the Lord a lot to work with.

Today’s sponsor is church websites by Mere. They are the people and...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:28

Letters to the Editor

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I continue to receive lots of letters from readers of this site. And, as you know, I like to print some of them from time to time. Here is a small collection of recent ones which offer comments on a variety of subjects.

Hi Tim, I am 70 years old. I...

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Friday, 16 November 2018 20:06

Weekend A La Carte (November 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include three solid books that are worthy of your attention.

(Yesterday on the blog: New: Challies Daily Podcast (Audio Blog))

Women Writing Theology

“Female Christians blessed with writing talent who seek to use their gifts for the benefit of the Church are often...

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Friday, 16 November 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Missional Wear)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Missional Wear who also sponsored the blog this week. They have 5 packages of their new theologian busts, which means 5 winners will each receive a pair of Spurgeon and Calvin busts.

Missional Wear has created an entire collection of statue busts...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:17

New: Challies Daily Podcast (Audio Blog)

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Through the years I’ve been asked a number of times if I’d consider releasing the content of this blog in audio format. I’ve thought about it often, but have never quite been able to make the pieces come together. That was the case, at least, until recently. I think I’ve now...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:11

A La Carte (November 16)

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Once a year or so Westminster Books puts the ESV Church Bibles on sale with prices getting as low as $5. That sale is running now, so it’s a good time for churches to stock up!

(Yesterday on the blog: Is It Worth a Trip to The Holy Land?)

What Difference Does it Make for Your Anger That...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:25

Is It Worth a Trip to The Holy Land?

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You want to walk where Jesus walked. You want to see what Jesus saw. Is it a good use of your time and resources to visit the Holy Land? I was asked the question and took a crack at an answer.

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Today I want to take on a question that was sent to me by someone who’s seen one of my...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:11

A La Carte (November 15)

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It has been a little slow for Kindle deals lately, but I expect things to pick up by next week when we head into the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. For today, there’s just one new deal to consider.

(Yesterday on the blog: 5 Songs by CityAlight I Think You’ll Enjoy)

What...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:00

The First Two Minutes Matter Most (Episode 1)

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Today’s episode is titled “The First Two Minutes Matter Most.” It reminds us that the first two minutes offers each Christian a unique opportunity to serve one another.

Today’s sponsor is church websites by Mere. They are the people and technology behind hundreds of churches...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:19

5 Songs by CityAlight I Think You’ll Enjoy

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There has probably never been as much Christian music created as there is today. It can be a chore to sort through the vast amounts of noise to find the few songs that present timeless truth in fresh ways. One group that does this well is Australia’s CityAlight. They are creating music that...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:15

A La Carte (November 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the Gospel for Life series of short books. Over at Westminster Books you’ll find deals on some Counseling 101 material (in print format).

There are lots of games and puzzles for sale on Amazon today in case you’re doing some early Christmas...

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