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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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 19:52

A La Carte (September 6)

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You won’t find a better deal than this on Credo Course’s “Introduction to Theology” course. Meanwhile, Westminster Books has a nice sale on books for young children. I did not manage to track down any new Kindle deals for the day.

(Yesterday on the blog: Benny Hinn, Joel...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 19:47

Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, and Milkshake Ducks

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A few years ago a video went viral among Christians, and I wonder if you remember it. It showed a preacher laying a verbal beat-down on Joel Osteen for his unwillingness to publicly declare that Jesus is the only way to the Father. This preacher went on to call Christians to be unashamed of the...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 19:36

A La Carte (September 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole stack of solid books.

This is another reminder that I’ve got a Spanish blog that is updated with articles and videos several times a week. Pass it on!

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Switzerland)

The Social Justice & the Gospel

Yesterday marked...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 19:53

EPIC: Switzerland

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My latest EPIC journey took me to Switzerland (and France and Germany) where I was searching for objects relating to the Reformers and the Huguenots. Join me as I explore this beautiful country and a couple of its neighbors.

This video was made possible in part by Zondervan and the forthcoming...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 19:48

A La Carte (September 4)

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I was not able to track down much by way of Kindle deals today, but if you missed them over the long weekend, be sure to check in as there are lots to be had.

(Yesterday on the blog: Have We Finally Hit Peak Attractional?)

From a Moral-Historical Perspective, This Crisis is Worse Than...

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This week the blog is sponsored by Books at a Glance.

Learn More…in Less Time!

Have you ever wanted to read more quality Christian books but couldn’t seem to find the time? Have you ever been frustrated purchasing a book only to discover that it wasn’t as rewarding as you had...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 20:18

Have We Finally Hit Peak Attractional?

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So Ed Young is at it again. Last week he announced a forthcoming sermon series titled “Wrastlin’” and did so through a video that is nothing short of absurd. “Over four weeks this September, Ed Young and Fellowship Church welcome four legendary guests from the world of...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 20:09

A La Carte (September 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of good books. You may also want to scroll down to Saturday’s list if you missed it.

(Yesterday on the blog: The First Two Minutes Matter Most)

Should We Expect Miracles Today?

I appreciated this perspective on the miracles and the miraculous...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 17:28

The First Two Minutes Matter Most

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It’s obvious, I know. It’s been said a million times by a million different people. But, in my defense, it’s been forgotten by a million more. I’ve said it and neglected it too many times to count: The first two minutes matter most.

Today Christians are gathering all across...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 21:10

Weekend A La Carte (September 1)

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This is one of the best days in recent memories for Kindle deals, so be sure to visit the deals page.

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is a bit of an unusual one, but even if it’s not of interest, some of the ones that are on sale may have more appeal.

Logos users will...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (HarperCollins)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishing, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away 5 copies of the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible.  Here’s what they are saying about it:

Marvel at the big story; savor each detail

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:19

The Rugged Beauty of Switzerland

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I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland (though we also swung through France, Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein). I was there to conduct research for my worldwide EPIC project and then to enjoy some time with Aileen as we marked our twentieth anniversary. We traveled through many parts of...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:05

A La Carte (August 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few more books that may help you build out your collection.

Westminster Books is having a great sale on the 9Marks series of books. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

(Yesterday on the blog: Raising Our Children To Be In But Not Of The World)

She’...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:11

Raising Our Children To Be In But Not Of The World

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Parenting is tough. One of our greatest challenges is to raise kids who are able to exist in this world while not being of this world. A reader recently asked for some thoughts on this, and here’s what I had to say.

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I wonder if you’ve ever thought about what it would be like to...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:06

A La Carte (August 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an often-recommended two-volume church history.

(Yesterday on the blog: Is It Time To Go Back to The Heart of Worship?)

Moms Need Soul-Care over Self-Care

It’s almost impossible to visit a motherhood website, blog, or play group without running into...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 20:15

Is It Time To Go Back to The Heart of Worship?

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I had been lost in a kind of daydream and snapped back to reality with the realization I had been singing “The Heart of Worship.” It surprised me to learn I know the song by memory, and since I was already well into it, I kept on going. You probably remember the chorus: “I’m...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 20:02

A La Carte (August 29)

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There are some great Kindle deals today that include Paul Washer’s trilogy on the gospel.

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

Is Reading the Bible a Chore or a Delight?

“The Bible’s prime purpose is to bring glory to God. It does that by declaring his...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 20:00

New and Notable Books for August

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I get a lot (a lot!) of books in the mail. I don’t have time to review them all, but once in a while I like to let you know about some that may be of particular interest to you. Here they are.

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I get books. I get lots and lots of books. In fact, I get so many books that most of them...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 19:51

A La Carte (August 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good little collection of titles. We were overdue for a good day!

(Yesterday on the blog: What Does Prophecy Offer that Scripture Does Not?)

Free Bibliography: 101 Books on Biblical Theology (Sponsored Link)

Love Biblical Theology but don’t know...

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It is proving to be an interesting year when it comes to sorting out a possible confluence between Reformed theology and charismatic practice. Over the past few years, as more and more people have embraced the principles of Reformed theology, many have also accepted that the ongoing miraculous...

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 19:39

A La Carte (August 27)

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Unfortunately I did not find much interesting by way of Kindle deals today. I’ll try again tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped (A Mid-Summer Hymn Sunday))

America Soured on My Multiracial Family

There are three fundamental, complicating truths about adoption....

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 20:30

How We Worshipped (A Mid-Summer Hymn Sunday)

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I hope that by doing this others will begin to share their services as well. I am eager to learn from other churches as they tell how they choose to worship the Lord.

This service’s cast of...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 20:56

Weekend A La Carte (August 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but it’s a good one, at least.

(Yesterday on the blog:  The Sexual Revolution Hits Another Speed Bump)

Death By Minutia

We continue to adapt (or not adapt) to this new world. “Postman warned that TV makes us empty-headed and passive....

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Friday, 24 August 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

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

They are giving away 15 copies of Darryl Dash’s new book How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life to 15 winners! Here’s what they are saying about...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 20:42

The Sexual Revolution Hits Another Speed Bump

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Well, it looks like the sexual revolution has hit another speed bump. As it continues its long press toward completely redefining all we’ve ever believed about gender and sexuality, it has encountered a pretty significant issue. This issue appears to prove that many people are expressing...

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